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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I have no problem with my tax-dollars going to a 5-year welfare program for folks that are down on their luck.

    all sorts of people go on public assistance. I remember years ago, we almost had a welfare-to-work person who had a Phd.

    we were like.."what??????? someone with a Phd was on welfare????" but it was true.

    times are tough, and all sorts of folks need help. my cousin's husband was a stock broker, got laid off in 2008, and had to go on unemployment. I don't think he thought he'd ever be in such a position. but it happens to even the luckiest and most fortunate of us all.
    I oppose most government welfare programs for several reasons

    1) most are not proper constitutionally if they are run by the federal government

    2) they are usually designed to buy the votes for the politicians who push them rather than to actually help the poor

    3) they tend to create people who become addicted to entitlements and who then continue to vote for the politicians who take from us to give to the addicts

    4) subsidizing dependency increases dependency

    I much prefer private charity which is far less likely to be abused and is not intended to benefit pimps known as politicians

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wow three pictures prove your BS? NOT


    Show me three pictures of how rough the rich are having it...................
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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you seem confused, the reason why I worked hard, made top grades, went to top schools and earned top degrees is so I wouldn't have to. and I am not responsible for anyone being poor so WTF do I have a duty to take care of their problems?

    especially since so many of them are unwilling to make any effort to take care of themselves
    And not only that but you NEVER went to a public school that's never like in I got $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ so I never had to humiliate myself by attending a public school, I really feel sorry for you never having the chance to see how the other side lives, but as you know when the chinese nationalize all american holdings in China and call in the monies President Bush used to finance his war, money is not going to be worth the paper it's printed on and then who knows maybe you will see and feel what poverty is like

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ...3) they tend to create people who become addicted to entitlements and who then continue to vote for the politicians who take from us to give to the addicts...
    Please explain how a 5-year welfare entitlement can make someone addicted to entitlements.

    Mind you, in NYC after 3 years...folks on welfare have to work for the city while they collect their benefits for the last 2 years.

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Show me three pictures of how rough the rich are having it...................
    that has no relevance just as your rants about the poor have no relevance. I haven't made anyone poor and thus I have no moral responsibility to be taxed more to salve the butt hurt whining of the envious who pretend that their desires for higher taxes actually is designed to help the poor

    The poor in this country are used by envious lefties much like the palestinian refugees are used by rich Arab robber barons. The envious lefties use the poor to bash the rich while the palestinians are used by the robber barons to bash the Israelis

    in both cases the bashers pretend they care about the downtrodden but their actions prove quite the opposite

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I guess we need to double their welfare checks, don't we?
    Unless you are a disabled, you can only stay on welfare for 2 years without working. In addition to those that can find no jobs, the biggest share of those in poverty are the working poor, those that work full time for wages that don't provide a living.

    So, should I put you down for your vote for a living wage for those who work full-time, or do you wish to continue paying welfare?
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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ...The poor in this country are used by envious lefties much like the palestinian refugees are used by rich Arab robber barons. The envious lefties use the poor to bash the rich while the palestinians are used by the robber barons to bash the Israelis...
    so how come we want them to get a job and stop being poor?

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    And not only that but you NEVER went to a public school that's never like in I got $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ so I never had to humiliate myself by attending a public school, I really feel sorry for you never having the chance to see how the other side lives, but as you know when the chinese nationalize all american holdings in China and call in the monies President Bush used to finance his war, money is not going to be worth the paper it's printed on and then who knows maybe you will see and feel what poverty is like
    This makes absolutely no sense

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that has no relevance just as your rants about the poor have no relevance.
    So you can't find even 3 pictures to show how rough the rich are having it???

    Well don't expect any sympathy for your constant whining!
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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So you can't find even 3 pictures to show how rough the rich are having it???

    Well don't expect any sympathy for your constant whining!
    I don't need sympathy I am not dependent on others

    and your silly rants about finding pictures how rough the rich are having it are just plain stupid.

    the existence of so many parasites are taxing enough on the rich

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