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How can you say people don't care just because they dont support taking others money and handing it out?
Sorry, I dont support that.
Because I haven't read one post, not ONE, that says you care. If you do, I'll admit I'm wrong. But I've never seen it.
Infrastructure needs more money education does not. Also It's hard to imagine how our tax structure could be any more progressive since the poorest among us pay nothing more than sales taxes and get significant refunds on what little they contribute to SS, MED, and Unemployment and the small amount of state and federal taxes they pay in.
Hell some people who pay nothing in at all still "get money back" somehow.
What is it like the top 50% pay all the taxes in this country more or less? I mean damn, how much more progressive can you get?
WTH? I agree we shouldn't let them starve or freeze in the streets, but we are already taking care of that. What else should we do for them?
Jeff and other hillbilly don't do mission work or homeless work I can assure you of that. I have done inner city renewal projects for 8 years now. And through work I venture into 750K dollar homes 5-6 times a year. It's appalling. I grew up in a middle-to-upper-middle class American household and I lived like a freaking king. No one needs 100 times more money than we had. No one. And if for a generation people get it for doing nothing that may be what it takes. The next generation will see how their parents took the opportunity to chug all the sugar soda they could and they've been on dialysis since age 45. The next generation will say they'd rather find a career that stimulates them than sit at home and waste away.
How about we figure out a way to make those people better off without anyone, other than said person(s), sacrificing. Maybe we should make it mandatory that ALL people attend 4 yrs of college. Maybe we should start by making it mandatory that people finish high school. Maybe we could make it mandatory that if you can not pay for your first child you are imprisoned for having more. All radical and far fetched but let's put some responsibility back on the ones who need the help.
Wow. You live in lala land my friend.
The problem is the freeze in sh!tty government housing, they starve on sh!tty government food programs. Not every poor person is the guy with an iPhone abusing his or her assistance.
I'm sorry, but maybe I care too much, but to quote The Newsroom: "We used to wage war on poverty, not poort people."
You are right...I don't. Even if one doesnt need the so called money they still earned it and shouldn't be penalized for that
And a house divided against itself cannot stand.
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Not going to happen, the country has been taught that the poor are poor because of the rest of us.
We don't need to gov't telling us we have to do anything.
You're not a bad person. I think most people HATE being told what to do. We are constantly force fed the thought by the govt that it is somehow our job to take care,of those who can't take care of themselves. It is literally shoved down our throats and people resent it.
I would work 10 jobs to take care of anyone in my family, but people I don't know, they can fend for themselves. If that makes me an a hole then I guess aim an a hole
Edit. I am not talking about the truly disabled. But I have said many times before the segment of people who,are sponges ruin it for the rest
This post was edited by B1G Badger 16 months ago
yes, i'm certain i've read this somewhere before.............
What an arbitrary thing to say that they earned "it". Since they decide the value of their labor as business owners, CEOs, board members, etc they are the price setters for their contribution. Undoubtedly due to human nature they've set it grossly high. The "it" they've earned is a privileged place in society, that's what the more valuable members have always done. But the arbitrary nature of how they've voted their own pay right through the roof and into the stars is what has perpetuated wide spread poverty in the strongest economy man's ever known.
Those sh****y government food programs let them basically buy whatever they want. My granddad owns a store I worked at during the summers. They can buy any grocery item not pre-cooked. Including soda, red bull, frozen pizzas etc. So they can buy the same food at the store me or you do.
Government housing is not that bad either structurally speaking. It's not like they don't have heat, because I assure they do. What usually makes it sh****y is the occupants and their extra-curricular activities.
With real time information sharing on the scale it is today the ideals of Marx could be instituted in a startlingly more successful way than how the Soviets did in their ignorance and isolation.
Again, that sounds like a personal problem. Several programs are already in place to help the poor
I saw the aftermath of that sh!tty government housing in Tuscaloosa after April 27th. Rosedale was right next to my apartment complex.
How dare those business owners determine the pay scale at their own businesses. The nerve!
Bring out the guillotine!!!
Death to the Czar!!!
I guess they should have to make $10 an hr like their employees
Serious question: Why are you so cynical about government but much less so about business? Personally, I find both very corrupt.
They don't have to live in govt housing if they don't want to. They can use their voucher and rent the same house as anyone else if they choose
And if you are starving in this country you must be a complete moron. All you have to do is sign up! The poorer you are they more they will give you.
Or pay their employees more than themselves. That's would be the fair thing to do.
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