"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Now, to be fair there are many among the poor and working-poor who do come running to Uncle Sam with their hand out looking for all they can get. I blame the States for this because they encourage such behavior moreso than they do to change the laws and establish restrictions/limits for use of such state/federal programs. It's like that free cellphone issue that's being discussed in this forum; if those who see that program as something that undeserving poor people are taking advantage of, i.e., getting the lastest iPhone when a cheap-o cellphone will do, I say report such abuses accordingly. Do what you can to change the system. But to label everyone who needs help as lazy is about as foolish as labeling all wealthy individuals as greedy and heartless.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 08-05-11 at 05:11 PM.
1) to make society fair-meaning to avenge those who were born
e) prone to obesity
f) to uncaring parents, or worse only one parent
h) in an area with bad schools
2) to punish those who were "given" breaks such as being
c) the children of talented caring parents
d) athletically talented
e) born into wealthy homes
etc. Objectively fair for the proper purposes of taxes should reference share of income or share of use of government service. Not all the crap that those who think taxes should even things up.
One can not seriously claim that the top one percent are not paying enough (ie not paying their fair share) UNLESS they are taking into account other things
the rich tend to live in areas where there isn't much crime and tend to have well constructed homes with good locks and alarms
most violent crime is poor on poor or poor on lower middle class
and your laughably pathetic claim suggests that one guy who pays a million in taxes a year uses more protection than 140 million who pay nothing
complete and under BS
Last edited by Harry Guerrilla; 08-05-11 at 05:56 PM.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Prove that lie
you are just making stuff up
if there is an invasion you are saying the army spends 1 million times more effort protecting a 25 acre estate where the property is worth 100K an acre versus 4 square miles of East LA or the South Bronx?
you seem to think the government will rebuild my house etc if there is a wr
your made up arguments are really pathetic. people like me have up to date insurance, we live in areas where our property taxes fund top of the line police and fire departments, we have smoke and CO detectors, alarms etc.
come up with a better facade to serve as a pretext for the class envy