It's how a call for diversity/inclusion turns into a "war on Christmas" or other persecution of "Christian values". My stance, though, is that anyone who believes that stupid bull**** hasn't really understood Jesus' message very well.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
And if I may ask Mr. No-Handout, why do you reject my proposal that we reform SS before it goes bankrupt on my generation? You a bit comfy with your free monthly check old man?
Of course, if I had my druthers they would be out of the business entirely.
Should the feds set a cap for how high tuition can be raised each year? The capitalist in me says no, but the humanist says it might be worth considering.
However, I'm all for lower interest rates; Pres. Obama did sign a bill lowering them last year - I'm not sure where you are getting your 7% rate from -
Obama signs student loan bill lowering interest rates - NBC News
The legislation links student loan interest rates to the financial markets. It offers lower rates this fall because the government can borrow money cheaply at this time. If the economy improves in the coming years as expected, it will become more costly for the government to borrow money, and that cost would be passed on to students.
Undergraduates this fall will borrow at a 3.9 percent interest rate for subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4 percent, and parents would borrow at 6.4 percent. The rates would be locked in for that year's loan, but each year's loan could be more expensive than the last.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
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I've had a person tell me, to my face, that I'm a bad father because I'm not raising my son as a Christian. That person is an idiot. Just like someone calling you delusional for believing in a god is an idiot.
And I'm not pretending that non-Christians don't see slights where none exist, either. I'm saying that we have a much stronger victim-culture present right now in the White Christian Conservative than in any other group. For ****'s sake, we've had millionaires complaining about how horribly millionaires are treated by society. That's some serious victim-mentality **** right there.I have said, more than once, that there is no religious persecution in the US and to claim otherwise cheapens where it really does occur, however, try to understand why we can get a little sensitive. Remember my "Do Atheists Celebrate Thanksgiving" thread? A lot more was read into my question than I ever intended to say, so I'm agreeing with you that slights can be perceived where none were ever intended. On the other hand, I did not take into account how often atheists get to hear that they're not genuinely good moral people and never could be without God and that my thread could be taken as an attack along those lines. In other words, everyone's experience color how they view things and that's not just true for Christians or conservatives.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Yes, I'm saying targeted tax incentives are a handout.Are you referring to tax incentives for small businesses who hire new employees? If so, then you and I differ greatly on the definition of a handout.
I'm not old enough to collect Social Security. Why do I reject reforms? Well for one thing, I don't see how it would work without the government taking even more of peoples money and more than likely lowering the returns people get out of it. For another, I just have no interest in doing it. I don't support Social Security, so my interest in fixing it is pretty much nil.And if I may ask Mr. No-Handout, why do you reject my proposal that we reform SS before it goes bankrupt on my generation? You a bit comfy with your free monthly check old man?