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I would do a few things, and I'm sure many would despise me for it.
First off, I am a very firm believer of treating pets and other animals properly. I would require more then a dollar amount to adopt a pet. You'd have to show you were able to take care of a pet. Any previous record of pet abuse? Forget it. Don't like it? Stop abusing animals.
Secondly I would make it more strict to get onto Government funding. If you can work, do it. Unemployment is one thing, but sitting there fighting to get on SSI, Welfare, TANIFF, GAU, GAX and so on, yeah no. If you have a kid, and need some help, there would be programs to help you that way you could work, you know your children are being taken care of and you don't have to mooch off the state. Also, drug tests would be mandatory for those who do live off the state. Unless you have a license to smoke weed, or it becomes legal, you better quit because the state is not going to pay for your drug habits, sorry.
Thirdly, pan-handling would be illegal. Some of these people make more then you and I combined, and it's just outrageous. Get off your lazy butt and do something, seriously. If you're seen with a sign on the corner of the road, with a sign saying please help, no. Seems harsh? Possibly. But you know what if they have a disability from the war, then look at option 2, check into getting some help, but do not become a bum.
Lastly, this one may seem random, but if you go somewhere for example the hospital and don't pay your bill, and it goes to collections. Forget getting a call, you're going to jail. You get notifications on needing to pay, if you are cheating the system to get what you want, tough, game over. If you have financial issues, and have a job but just can't afford it, then there will be options for you, programs for you, if you are already disabled then you'd be covered. Don't cheat the system, that's my main pet peeve here, those who work hard every day barely get anything, yet those who don't do a damn thing get everything....don't think so. Not if I was president.
Not trying to offend anyone, but that's how I feel and I'm not afraid to say it!