What is it conservatives think will happen if we just do away with social support programs entirely?

Realistically, do they think getting rid of welfare programs like SNAP and Head Start will suddenly make people not be poor, or not have kids they can't afford... or even suddenly get a job? Because a majority of welfare recipients have jobs... just not jobs that pay enough to live on. But oh, we can't... show more Realistically, do they think getting rid of welfare programs like SNAP and Head Start will suddenly make people not be poor, or not have kids they can't afford... or even suddenly get a job?

Because a majority of welfare recipients have jobs... just not jobs that pay enough to live on. But oh, we can't increase the minimum wage or we'll destroy the economy (despite the fact that states that have chosen to independently increase their minimum wage have seen an increase in available jobs and a decrease in unemployment).

You can't have a low minimum wage AND no social assistance. You've got to pick one or the other, or you're dooming us to a gradual downward spiral.
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