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    Re: Democrats now want welfare to become a way of life for people who do not want to

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Well yea, but life isn't about just getting done what needs to get done. It's about familiarizing how necessities are done, and then using that familiarity to celebrate possibilities.

    For example, when you drive on a historical road, there's a narrative behind why it was built there. If you're lost in life, you can refer to that narrative as a lighthouse to find your way.

    Public works, however, don't have any history behind why they build roads where they build them. They just get built. After the fact, anyone driving along them can get lost, and not know what to do.
    Seriously, I have a degree in Poilitical Science. I taught Government and US History for 33 years. I really do not know what you are talking about.

    I am talking about building roads and projects that are needed to fix and replace our crumbling infrastructure which has been well documented.

    We have millions of people who need work and this is a good way to do a double good.
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    Re: Democrats now want welfare to become a way of life for people who do not want to

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    ...or you can start here:

    kolb's learning styles, experiential learning theory, kolb's learning styles inventory and diagram

    Only people who can accommodate all four learning styles should be allowed to have kids. That way, we guarantee that there's no disconnect between how parents and children communicate.
    Who is going to "allow" this?
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    Re: Democrats now want welfare to become a way of life for people who do not want to

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Unemployment insurance is insurance. Its paid for by the worker and the employer. You are no more sharing in the wages of others in collecting unemployment insurance as you are sharing in the premiums of others when you collect on your auto insurance, homeowners insurance or life insurance. Perhaps, by extension of your argument, those collecting on homeowners after a fire should be required to work on the labor crew rebuilding the house; or in the auto body shop fixing the car.

    Similar to those other types of insurance, employers that have a bad habit of hiring and laying off pay higher premiums than those that plan their workforce a little better and are not as quick to layoff in downturn.
    "Unemployment insurance is insurance."

    That statement is only true" to a point. Unemployment is a contract between the worker, employee, and the state, and is finite. Typically the period is 26 weeks, although it can vary state by state. Currently, when the contractual insurance expires, the extensions kick in, which have nothing to do with the original contract premiums. After the 26 weeks, it then becomes just another welfare program.

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    Re: Democrats now want welfare to become a way of life for people who do not want to

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    Seriously, I have a degree in Poilitical Science. I taught Government and US History for 33 years. I really do not know what you are talking about.

    I am talking about building roads and projects that are needed to fix and replace our crumbling infrastructure which has been well documented.

    We have millions of people who need work and this is a good way to do a double good.
    Nobody needs "work". What people need is culture so they can live lives that mean something.

    If you're just building public works for the sake of getting stuff done, then there's no meaning behind what they do. You're just burning resources to prevent boredom.

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    Re: Democrats now want welfare to become a way of life for people who do not want to

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Well...

    ...I wouldn't say that.

    Educated people are meritocratic workaholics.

    Past success doesn't guarantee future results.

    Good looking people aren't automatically good idea people.

    What you need to do is check for social values. Only honest, openminded, trustworthy people should be allowed to have children.

    That way, you know people are thinking ahead and imagining what it takes to keep society moving forward.
    what have you been reading that leads you to these ideas?
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    Re: Democrats now want welfare to become a way of life for people who do not want to

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Who is going to "allow" this?
    Before, it used to be religious elders who'd graduate people through a rite of passage.

    Today's society is more advanced, so I'd say we need a council of philosophers from our leading universities. They should cooperate with our schools to make sure people are learning the social values required to behave as mature adults.

    There would be two levels of maturity. Level 1 would be people who are mature enough to simply be adults themselves.

    Level 2 would be people who are mature enough to not just be adults, but teach the next generation to be adults in conjunction with the school system.

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    Re: Democrats now want welfare to become a way of life for people who do not want to

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Nobody needs "work". What people need is culture so they can live lives that mean something.

    If you're just building public works for the sake of getting stuff done, then there's no meaning behind what they do. You're just burning resources to prevent boredom.
    In this lifestyle you speak of, where we don't need work, who plants the crops, keeps out the weeds and bugs, harvests the crops, transport the foods to the stores, so people can eat? Last I heard, the Little Red Hen went out on strike...
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    Re: Democrats now want welfare to become a way of life for people who do not want to

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post

    Sounds like GOP polices to the rich.. give them handouts and reduced taxes if any, and of course massive favours and so on..

    The rich pay for their handouts and so they deserve them.

    The poor do not pay for their handouts and so they don't deserve them.

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    Re: Democrats now want welfare to become a way of life for people who do not want to

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    what have you been reading that leads you to these ideas?
    Schumpeter, Kant, Russell Kirk, Bastiat, Tocqueville, Max Weber...

    ...I read more than I can remember, heh.

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    Re: Democrats now want welfare to become a way of life for people who do not want to

    Quote Originally Posted by James Cessna View Post
    The rich pay for their handouts and so they deserve them.

    The poor do not pay for their handouts and so they don't deserve them.
    Perhaps you can tell us why the rich need to get handouts when they are rich?
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