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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Well those are legitimate certainly....people paid into SS. And includes millions of seniors....a large part of the population right there.

    Edit: maybe govt 'assistance' needs to be defined for a more constructive discussion.
    Well....yeah.
    A clearer definition of welfare would have helped elevate the discussion.
    But since that didn't happen, it's really fun to poke fun at FOX news, too.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Not in NH they aren't. We don't give welfare checks and TracPhones to people with jobs.
    Yes, you do.

    edit: Technically I think the phone program is federal, started in the Reagan administration.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Just do everyone a favor and don't use stupid comments like "always" mmkay?
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    Every single instance I have witnessed of somebody lumping all government benefits into "welfare" have come from Republicans, conservatives, or libertarians, and none of these to date have managed to provide an example of a Democrat doing this.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Well those are legitimate certainly....people paid into SS. And includes millions of seniors....a large part of the population right there.

    Edit: maybe govt 'assistance' needs to be defined for a more constructive discussion.
    Yes, people pay into it. But, and I'll say we, don't pay enough to keep Social Security solvent. So that part of Social Security that we receive that is more than the annuity should be is government assistance.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
    Yes, people pay into it. But, and I'll say we, don't pay enough to keep Social Security solvent. So that part of Social Security that we receive that is more than the annuity should be is government assistance.
    I paid enough for me. I'm going to be pissed when all the current losers cant keep up with their end and there's nothing left for me.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I paid enough for me. I'm going to be pissed when all the current losers cant keep up with their end and there's nothing left for me.
    I'm afraid that if you're under forty-five and you're counting on Social Security then you will be very disappointed. And I'm probably being optimistic for those over forty-five.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
    I'm afraid that if you're under forty-five and you're counting on Social Security then you will be very disappointed. And I'm probably being optimistic for those over forty-five.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

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    I'll keep my fingers crossed mainly because I don't plan on getting off the dole before you get eligible and I'm really keeping my fingers crossed for me.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Yeah uh huh. Funny there are more moochers in the reds states than blue and there are more white anglos on welfare than minorities.

    And just how do illegals vote? I live in an area that is very Hispanic and have yet to see one at the voting booth.
    Who said that they could vote RIGHT NOW? And who says you need to vote to get benefits? Don't you people ever think about what you write before you hit "ENTER"?

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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    The growth in federal and state aid tends to demonstrate problems in each of those key areas, as it frequently is a response to a lack of solutions elsewhere.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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