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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    I love the absolutely sadistic viewpoint that some people have towards the poor. Like they deserve to have miserable lives, should work 90 hours a week just to pay their rent, don't deserve to be full members of society, and shouldn't ever be having sex so they can't have any poor babies. Anything to make them suffer for daring to be poor. Jesus would be proud.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So a person on foodstamps doesn't deserve crawfish? You have no idea what this persons normal spending habits are and yet you condemn em for buying what might have been a "splurge" the same as yours.

    I absolutely hate this mentality that if someone is on foodstamps/welfare then they shouldn't be allowed ANYTHING but the most basics of basics.


    Imo, if they can afford luxuries on welfare, then they are getting too much in benefits.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I love the absolutely sadistic viewpoint that some people have towards the poor. Like they deserve to have miserable lives, should work 90 hours a week just to pay their rent, don't deserve to be full members of society, and shouldn't ever be having sex so they can't have any poor babies. Anything to make them suffer for daring to be poor. Jesus would be proud.
    Working 90 hours a week would likely disqualify you from State and Federal food stamp programs.
    At minimum wage, that's 833.50 a week gross.

    That's over $43k a year, well over the qualification standards for both programs.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So a person on foodstamps doesn't deserve crawfish? You have no idea what this persons normal spending habits are and yet you condemn em for buying what might have been a "splurge" the same as yours.

    I absolutely hate this mentality that if someone is on foodstamps/welfare then they shouldn't be allowed ANYTHING but the most basics of basics.
    Strip clubs and liquor are not necessities. If taxpayer money is used towards such ends, it is an injustice and a misallocation of funds. If one is receiving temporary assistance at the behest of the taxpayer, they should use those funds to help to try and get themselves to the point where they are no longer dependent. NOT using gov't dollars to go to the titty bar. When you are on public assistance, you have the obligation to use those dollars responsibly. I say this as a staunch liberal who is a proponent of the welfare state.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    there are hundreds of millions on the planet who WISH they were poor in the USA....
    While it isn't a crime to be poor, it is stupid to stay poor if you have a chance to improve your situation. I know some who took govt money to go to school, and broke the poverty cycle in their families, and I know of some in my own siblngs in East Texas who consider welfare their paycheck, a salary, as tho they have a JOB.....
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I love the absolutely sadistic viewpoint that some people have towards the poor. Like they deserve to have miserable lives, should work 90 hours a week just to pay their rent, don't deserve to be full members of society,.

    I grew up poor(poor by American standards). I have never suggested that anyone should have 90 hour work weeks or that any citizen should not be a full member of society. Personally I think you are making up B.S. because you do not have any logical explanation as to why someone receiving food stamps and welfare should be allowed to spend that tax payer aid on liquor,strip clubs and luxury foods.


    and shouldn't ever be having sex so they can't have any poor babies. Anything to make them suffer for daring to be poor
    You think it is okay for some to keep popping out kids left and right when someone else is footing the bill? I am sure if someone made you personally pay for all of octomom's **** you would get tired of footing her bills.

    Jesus would be proud.
    They didn't have welfare,food stamps,housing assistance,section 8 housing or any other tax payer funded assistance in Jesus's day.If they did I think Jesus would be against you using that money for strip clubs,booze, energy drinks and luxury foods.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    James, I don't know that most people on welfare have loads of babies, do you? I'm thinking that is a stereotype and most likely incorrect. I know far too many people on the dole now from a former newspaper reporter, to an electrical engineer, to a sound engineer, to several guys who owned their own construction companies, to a corporate head hunter for mining specialties, to former manager of a gym, to a couple of farmers, to a mechanical engineer who owned his own commercial sign company and more like that. I would venture to say you and everyone reading this know far too many of the same. NONE of the people I know have had any kids since they've been on the dole and none as far as I know plan on having any. You might personally know a lot of people who have kids like rabbits, I don't.

    You may have not read my earlier post regarding strip clubs and liquor, please do. Tell me how corporate tax write-offs for lavish meals, resort/golf outings and yes, liquor save you and me tax revenue. Even it all out and I'd imagine you wouldn't have much of an argument.










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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    You may have not read my earlier post regarding strip clubs and liquor, please do. Tell me how corporate tax write-offs for lavish meals, resort/golf outings and yes, liquor save you and me tax revenue. Even it all out and I'd imagine you wouldn't have much of an argument.
    You might personally know a lot of conservatives who support those things. I don't know any conservatives who support tax writes for crap like that and I definitely do not support tax write offs for things like this. I do not support any tax write offs or any graduated income taxes. I favor flat tax in the form of a national sales tax.Poor people do not spend much money and therefore will not be paying much in taxes while rich people spend a **** load of money and therefore will be paying a **** load of taxes under a flat tax in the form of a national sales tax..
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I love the absolutely sadistic viewpoint that some people have towards the poor. Like they deserve to have miserable lives, should work 90 hours a week just to pay their rent, don't deserve to be full members of society, and shouldn't ever be having sex so they can't have any poor babies. Anything to make them suffer for daring to be poor. Jesus would be proud.
    I have it under good authority that Jesus did not intend his rules of morality and ethics for government, only for individuals. At least that is what some have convinced themselves to be true.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    there are hundreds of millions on the planet who WISH they were poor in the USA....
    But they are in third world nations and are because the rich takes most of the income and gives the workers squat. This is your comparison of what we should aspire to?
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