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But that's assuming that hard work always equals good money. There are difficult jobs that pay poorly.
Sure, but at least you're giving yourself a chance. I'm never going to make a million bucks in a year. That's OK. I'll provide and take care of my family though, and won't rely on someone else to do it for me.
Food Deserts! I can't get over the stupidity of that. lol.
Calling an area that is more than 1 mile from a supermarket a "food desert" is laughable and greatly exaggerates how difficult it is to buy food. There are several ways to get 1 mile. Walk, ride a bike, public transportation, drive. Come on.
To provide some more anecdotal evidence, since CMXI loves it so, my dad used to own some Section 8 housing several years ago. The stories he has told me are just unbelievable. One story he told me was about a woman who was subletting ROOMS in her apartment to other tenants, even had people living in the hallways...she's living in government housing and making money by illegally renting out her space. Now, that's one case but he told me sh*t like that happened constantly and he finally had to get out of it because the people that rented the Section 8 stuff were consistently taking advantage of the system, tearing up the units, dealing drugs, etc.
I bet if you were to poll those who owned Section 8 stuff they would tell you that more than 3% of their tenants had abused entitlements in one way or another. They see it everyday, they live it. To me, that's more concrete than a government led investigation that found a laughable 3% abused the system. I'm not saying it's a majority that abuse the system...but I'd bet it's a hell of a lot bigger than 3%. I know CMXI won't believe it because it's not a government stat he can read somewhere...but I like to believe what happens in real life, in the real world, which the government most definitely is neither.
You also have a job let alone one that can support said family. If these people had that money you think they would live there?
Closer to 50% are just as capable as you and me and don't need SEC 8. Fact
But that system , like most govt programs, is designed to keep the people on it, not get them on their own. Doesnt make it right at all, But that's a whole different discussion.
From the landlord side, its guaranteed money. Govt checks don't bounce, at least not yet.
That's fair, but you can't see a situation in which someone works hard, makes a meager living (for a lot of hours), and still might need some assistance?
Ill speculate here
you haven't been trained since you were 3 , because your mom was on welfare, that YOU can't take care of YOU.
You haven't expected others, including the govt, to fix your life for you
Makes you a rarer case than you'd think nowadays
Sure, if they qualify, but only for X amt of time. There's got to be a limit on amt of $ and length of assistance.
No, not if they're enabled otherwise ...
I'm as socially liberal as it comes but whatever happened to working 2 jobs? My mom qualified for lots of things but never applied, she worked a day and night job while taking classes and raising me on her own. To be fair she's a tough broad though.
Ay yi yi. Of course I'm generalizing. And you're not?
Please, junior lawyer in fly over country, tell me more about nonsensical conclusions and sub prime securitized mortgages. Definitely in your sweet spot of expertise.
My point was idiot proofed. Or so I thought...
Oh please, tell me more about how I don't know anything, oh master of all things finance-related.
EDIT: Actually, don't bother. Nobody cares.
This post was edited by CMXI 10 months ago
i thought you conservatives were all about personal freedom and responsibility?
ha ha ha ha ha...
the "we need less laws, except more for them" crowd is out again.
pro tip: when you develop a "philosophy" or a "credo," it is supposed to be applied to all situations equally.
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Good point. Lets get rid of welfare
Steve Spurrier is a God, and Mark Richt worships him
You're a full of shit spin machine. I haven't stopped laughing at you yet.
Ol' CMXI is a good guy, Stache, just think he's living in a fantasy world sometimes.
I have No doubt he's a great guy. Just a full of shit spin machine good for giggles as well.
This post was edited by DrStache 10 months ago
Jesus Christ. You're friggin stupid. I'm a dyed in the wool conservative libertarian, and I know what a food desert is. CMXI provided articles from The Economist and the CDC, as well as a map of the food deserts in this country from the USDA. Of course, those are all bastions of liberal propaganda, so I wouldn't put too much stock into them. It is my fervent prayer that you haven't reproduced.
This post was edited by AU4Brent 10 months ago
Ah, so you are saying that any investigation of any governmental entity by any other governmental entity shouldn't be trusted.
The USDA is so far left they're practically communists, yo. Obviously can't trust anything those guys say.
Yes, the CDC, who in its report stated:
"Estimates of how much of the US population is affected can vary greatly because there is no standard definition of a food desert."
Again, the food desert concept is probably based more off anecdotal fairy tales ...
Now you're just being willfully ignorant. I already provided you with the standard definition of a food desert and a map detailing what areas fit that definition.
So you have a standard definition but the CDC doesn't?
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