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I know at least one person who has, and his rationale was lazy, but understandable. Get a check every month for $500, and have to do nothing but send in 2/3 applications a week. Or take a job for $800 a week, work 40 hours, and have to pay taxes. People do it.
Btw, I am not on the "everyone abuses the system" team, but to act like nobody does it is equally as ignorant as acting as if everyone does it.
This post was edited by Bodhi 13 months ago
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
Here's the problem with this whole debate. The dems believe that all reps want to abolish any govt assistance to anyone who gets it. Including SS to those who have paid in all their life. I won't speak for all, but I don't think most reps have a problem with helping people who are working and just can't make it. The "working poor" if you will aren't the issue, neither are the truly mentally disabled or truly physically disabled. Personally I don't even care about food stamps for those people. The problem is with the stiffs who do nothing more than take up space , by their own free will, and are paid handsomely by the govt to do so. The way this country defines a "disability" and what is allowed is a joke. None of these programs were set up to be a lifelong "profession" but it has become that way. You can point to all the stats you want but the fact is , like most things, it doesn't take a whole lot of those leeches to ruin it for the people who truly do need it. You can put unemployment payouts in this discussion too. You can't tell me you can't find a job in 2 yrs? You may have to get 2 jobs to make up for the one you lost, but you can find work.
FWIW I also doubt all dems believe that the leeches should continue to be supported. But like the reps, they are all lumped together. Just so you know, on most social issues I lean to the left. But this division of the parties, especially on financial matters has widened ten fold under Obama IMO. you can't tell people who make 250k a yr they are ubber rich. That's a joke. It's 2013 not 1913.
Right on, right on. I think there are probably lots of lazies that sit on the couch and collect checks that give a bad name to the people who should be receiving government assistance. There are also probably lots of corporations/businesses that are scheming their way out of taxes that give the rest of business owners a bad rap as well. Too many people lumping 'everyone' in a category. Somebody is always going to find loopholes in the system, rich or poor, and exploit them. The government will try and make more rules and regulations to stop this and in the process will hurt some of those who are doing the right thing. I wish there was a better way to punish the exploiters - they are the wrecking balls of society.
Yep, because they were rich white men and only wanted other rich white men to vote instead of women, poor people and minorities. Great reasons.
I'm just trying o figure out why the gov't is handing out freaking cell phones.
According to someone on here its not govt money. It's from a fund the phone companies pay into. That money comes from a fee ALL cell phone users pay on their phone bill. So actually , you and I are handing them out. That makes me feel worse than when i thought the govt was giving them out I think. But mad props to us for buying everyone a phone.
Are you kidding me??
No dead serious. Think it was rms02d earlier in this thread.
I believe you can see it on your phone bill. It'll be labeled "UFS" or something similar.
I couldn't decide if it was that it is taking place or that people are defending it is more surprising to me. But now I have came to the conclusion that sheep will defend anything.
What a joke. We are paying for people to have phones. If they cant afford one they dont need one
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I get the sentiment, but I don't think it's that simple. Employer requirements and a ridiculous level of "plugged-in-ness" are making it basically a necessity to have a cell phone these days.
If you can't afford one, you don't deserve one
I think even the poorest of jobs are going to start requiring them. Being constantly able to be communicated with is about to become necessary.
Again, pay for it out of your own money or do not have one
I think we'll start seeing more employers providing phones to all employees.
Yea....I'm sure KFC is gonna provide their workers with phones
So its not a tax, its a direct payment.... Either way the people with jobs who actually go to work are paying for them... Thanks makes it so much better
I'm telling you, don't underestimate the desire for employers to have constant access to their employees.
I've heard it all now lol
I don't really know the program inside and out but I am guessing that there is no stipulation on having a job or even looking for one. I have seen the trucks around my town (and the lines of people ) and my first thought is always " wow there is a lot of people who have lunch break at 2 in the afternoon". If I see one today ill stop and try and get a phone. I'll report back. If nothing else it will solve my curiosity.
I don't know why the idea seems to foreign to you. This is the world we've created. Instant gratification, instant communication. Instant. Instant. Instant.
Not that it matters anyway. I won't speak for any other professions, but "KFC" jobs will be replaced by machines long before we concern ourselves with this.
Not for $7 an hour jobs....they won't have company phones lol
Still think you're underestimating it. But like I said, doesn't matter; those jobs are about to be handed over to machines sooner rather than later.
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