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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Listen dick, I wasn't always able to afford these. I always managed to find a job when necessary though. Did I like them all? No, but everyone needs to do what is required to support themselves...
    Now don't take this as me not being touched by your little personal anecdote...

    But it's irrelevant.

    I really have to wonder, are you jerking my chain? Seriously, no rational adult can honestly believe that there is or always will be work for any and every citizen, and that upon that basis all men and women without work at any given time are just lazy welfare leeches.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Do you believe that when you work with the government you get something for nothing and that no one else has to give up anything for you to have it?
    ...Do I care?

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Listen dick, I wasn't always able to afford these. I always managed to find a job when necessary though. Did I like them all? No, but everyone needs to do what is required to support themselves...
    Watch it. He's baiting you. Avoid the line.

    His viewpoint isn't worthy of acknowledgment. He's one of those guys who likes to hide behind government and commit legal theft in an attempt to force politicians to play Robin Hood on his behalf.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by babilfish View Post
    ...Do I care?
    You don't care of what you have to give in exchange or what you ask others to give up in exchange for you to have something? I can't say I didn't see that coming, but its still disappointing to see you admit it.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    ...legal theft...
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    Heh.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    You don't care of what you have to give in exchange or what you ask others to give up in exchange for you to have something?
    Depends on whether they can afford it and what use it's being put to.

    Of course, it's never as simple as "OMG, you robbed Peter!!!"

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    If one cannot provide for the most basic of needs for his/her self, yes, that is a failure, and the government supports that failure by providing it for him/her...
    Given all the foreign aid, corporate subsidies, corporate welfare, and bailouts we provide...food stamps seem maybe like they are on the bottom of the list of things to cut first.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by babilfish View Post
    Now don't take this as me not being touched by your little personal anecdote...

    But it's irrelevant.

    I really have to wonder, are you jerking my chain? Seriously, no rational adult can honestly believe that there is or always will be work for any and every citizen, and that upon that basis all men and women without work at any given time are just lazy welfare leeches.
    I'm telling you that if someone wants a job they can find one, but we have created an environment in this country where it is expected the government provide the basics if a person chooses not to do so for themselves. Self interest is the most powerful of human instincts, and if this interest i satisfactorily provided by someone else, why better one's self? The government has managed to destroy this in many through its "benevolence"...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Given all the foreign aid, corporate subsidies, corporate welfare, and bailouts we provide...food stamps seem maybe like they are on the bottom of the list of things to cut first.
    $80B/year is not a small amount...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by babilfish View Post
    Depends on whether they can afford it and what use it's being put to.

    Of course, it's never as simple as "OMG, you robbed Peter!!!"
    I'm afraid it is that simple. You can't very well be benevolent when you act in such a fashion.

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