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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    "What a stupid thing to say."

    More tax dollars directly benefit the rich than the poor.
    This subjective claim has NOTHING to do with welfare benefits or the contingencies upon which we might bestow them. Stay on topic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Seeing how federal income taxes are only 40% of federal revenue it don't mean jack ****.

    The average tax cut we voted to give the rich is more than times on average the amount we pay anyone on welfare. That doesn't even include the cost of the military to expand and protect the riches of the wealthy.

    You think we invaded Iraq to provide more riches for the poor in this country???
    Good points. I read yesterday, I think, that the GOP is planning to federal job cuts to re-level the funding for the DOD. That's effing brilliant. Make more poor people so that Carlyle Group and all the defense contractors can continue to make big profits.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    This subjective claim has NOTHING to do with welfare benefits or the contingencies upon which we might bestow them. Stay on topic.
    I suggest your definition of welfare is subjective, which is born out by the part of the post you responded to but cut off:

    "Mitt Romney's tax plan would cut taxes for fewer than half of American households, with the wealthy getting most of the benefits, according to an independent analysis released Thursday.

    Some taxpayers at the lower end of the scale — those who make less than $40,000 a year — could face a tax increase under Romney's plan.

    Under the presumption that the Bush-era tax reductions are extended — as Romney has proposed — nearly all Americans who make more than $1 million would get tax cuts that average $150,000, the review by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found."


    That's more than any welfare recipient gets, no matter what they spend it on.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It is a rich vs poor issue.
    Not at all.
    It's "making sure beneficiaries of these programs gets the most utility from said programs, so they don't need them anymore."

    You made it a rich vs. poor issue but injecting all that nonsense.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    This subjective claim has NOTHING to do with welfare benefits or the contingencies upon which we might bestow them. Stay on topic.
    I advise you not to respond to his last post.
    It's how he derails threads, with crap that has nothing to do with the topic.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I suggest your definition of welfare is subjective, which is born out by the part of the post you responded to but cut off:
    I cut your posts off all the time because they're so irrelevant.

    That's more than any welfare recipient gets, no matter what they spend it on.
    It doesn't matter who you think "gets more." What matters is why they're getting anything in the first place. I'm not here to defend Romney's whatever plan. Welfare recipients apply to the government to receive funds directly based upon some sort of claim that they need it, usually for something basic. Survival-level. That's the deal. The government hands out taxpayer money to people who demonstrate some sort of need for it. People who will turn around and use it in strip clubs don't need it, and therefore shouldn't get it.

    Your attempts to make this about the rich are a pathetic distraction.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Then again there's the other perspective: I know it just makes the veins in your head burst to think that you can't keep those you deem less worthy than you under your thumb, but that's life.
    WTF are you talking about? Do you REALLY think that's how I see things? That they are "less worthy"?

    Man you got a ****ed up world view son.

    You, a person, are free to buy whatever you want, eat what you want, MORE POWER TO YOU. With your own money, that you earned.

    When you are on the tab of the TAX PAYER, essentials. Yeah, it sucks, I get that, but that's life. Governmen t isn't there to help you enjoy the nice things in life, it's there to help when you need it most. If you're buying luxury items... YOU DON'T NEED THE ****ING HELP.

    My problem is people using OTHER PEOPLES MONEY instead of their own.

    What part of that do you see as oppression?

    I absolutely do not get how you see my stance as anything about "unworthy" or oppression.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Not at all.
    It's "making sure beneficiaries of these programs gets the most utility from said programs, so they don't need them anymore."

    You made it a rich vs. poor issue but injecting all that nonsense.
    If we wanted to get rid of welfare, we would pay people a living wage that did not require subsistence through taxpayer supported welfare.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If we wanted to get rid of welfare, we would pay people a living wage that did not require subsistence through taxpayer supported welfare.
    Do you just pop in and post random crap, as if it were the thread topic?
    Where did I say "get rid of welfare?"

    You're just trying to steer the thread in your direction, to pontificate about Republicans or some other nonsense.
    Face it, I've got your shtick figured out and have neutered it.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Do you just pop in and post random crap, as if it were the thread topic?
    Where did I say "get rid of welfare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's "making sure beneficiaries of these programs gets the most utility from said programs, so they don't need them anymore."
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