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

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Your numbers are misleading. Yes, "welfare" is a small portion of the federal budget. Entitlements over all, however? MASSIVE expenditure:

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    Any cost cutting/fraud reduction measures or checks on the system should be praise. And your silly little comment about voting Republicans out? This vote passed with two thirds majority in the house. That means the dems were in on it to. Why to make this some sort of idiotic partisan nonsense when it wasn't.
    Why not say that Welfare is a small part of the budget, but Welfare and military spending? MASSIVE!! Welfare is not the same thing as Social Security and Medicare.

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

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    Call me crazy, but for some reason I seriously doubt that people on welfare would have the time to go to strip clubs or liquor stores. In addition to this, what strip club or liquor store do you know is going to accept a welfare card? Or for that matter, what person on welfare would go to a strip club?

    haha. You really don't know, do you? Turn the 'noble savage' dial down a notch.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Why not say that Welfare is a small part of the budget, but Welfare and military spending? MASSIVE!! Welfare is not the same thing as Social Security and Medicare.

    Did I say "welfare is a large part of the budget"? No. I said "entitlements over all". And social security and medicare most certainly qualify as entitlements.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Did I say "welfare is a large part of the budget"? No. I said "entitlements over all". And social security and medicare most certainly qualify as entitlements.
    Yes, but many people look at welfare and entitlements as the same thing which they are not. When I explained to my uncle (a die-hard Republican) this, he was suprised when I showed him. He is still against welfare for different reasons, but not as upset at the cost of it as he was before.

    My comment isn't meant to mean Republicans are all ignorant or anything. Both sides have their ignorant followers that follow blindly and only listen to sound bytes and pretty graphs without knowing the meaning behind them.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Did I say "welfare is a large part of the budget"? No. I said "entitlements over all". And social security and medicare most certainly qualify as entitlements.
    Yes, that's true, but the thread is about Welfare -- not entitlements generally, or military spending.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    haha. You really don't know, do you? Turn the 'noble savage' dial down a notch.
    Please explain how was I said relates in any way, shape, or form to the concept of the "noble savage."
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes, but many people look at welfare and entitlements as the same thing which they are not. When I explained to my uncle (a die-hard Republican) this, he was suprised when I showed him. He is still against welfare for different reasons, but not as upset at the cost of it as he was before.
    Well, they're the same in that they're both entitlements. They just focus on different demographics. Truthfully, the fact that we spend so much on entitlements doesn't necessarily bother me. What bothers me is how much of that money goes towards overhead, operations, and funding for convoluted processes. I'm also bothered by a system that doesn't really solve the problems that welfare/food stamps/medicaid/section-8 are designed to "solve". Instead of simply paying for everything, short or long term, in order to "lift people up" we should be investing that money in activities that will encourag their success later. Funding for high-demand career field training (which would work for the under-educated or those who were laid off from fields with low demand), funding specifically for costs related to job searches, help with relocation to areas with lower unemployment rates...I'd MUCH prefer that to a system that says, "You have two (or five, or indefinite) years on the dole, then you're done". I don't like this idea of sustaining people. We need to be encouraging growth.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yes, that's true, but the thread is about Welfare -- not entitlements generally, or military spending.
    It's all government spending, and it all needs to be monitored for fraud or misappropriation.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    It's all government spending, and it all needs to be monitored for fraud or misappropriation.
    Of course it does -- like any public or private spending.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Of course it does -- like any public or private spending.
    I would say that government spending should be placed at a higher priority than say...my personal spending.
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