So, we are going in the same direction. Again, I make a distinction between those in need and those in want.
The most feasible way to help the truly needy is at the local level, or as close to it as possible. We can't have some bureaucrats in DC design a one size fits all plan. We have to determine who is in need, and why. How can we help the individual, and what can the individual do in return, not necessarily in a salaried position? Everyone has something to offer, even if its just cleaning up the front yard, volunteering for a drug test.
We have, in our area, a wonderful program, mostly funded by charitable donations, and it could be expanded with state funding, saving money in the long run, easing the tax burden, while taking care of those in need.
Also, here are some ideas, not mine, but more eloquently presented than I ever could.
Oppose the Federal Welfare State by Rep. Ron Paul
Now you. How do we keep jobs available for everyone, that includes the academics and the dumb, and anyone in between.
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon
I am extremely angry. Not with hardworking small business people who have earned their wealth and have a stake in the community; No, I am angry with the wealthy gamblers who haven't even the decency to say, "Thankyou taxpayer. Thankyou for saving my job. Thankyou for the free money from the Fed that I can loan back to you at high interest Thankyou for saving the economy which delivers so much wealth in my direction. Thankyou, I acknowledge that we messed up and the solution to banks, so big that they hold the economy hostage, is to break up these mega banks. Thankyou I realize that as a hedge fund manager I SHOULD pay earned income tax rates on my "carried interest" . Thankyou, maybe I should not have tax deductions on all 5 of my multi-million dollar homes. Thankyou, average tax payer- maybe I should not hide my wealth in tax shelters and shift the burden to you."
Sadly, the true entitlement junkies ARE the wealthy - the job destroying super rich on Wall Street. It is truly unbelievable to watch the misdirected rage of the tea party libertarians. "whack us one more time congresspeople" they seem to say, "Just do not raise taxes on those who continue to benefit most in this awful economy"
The low income elderly are the chief beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid- the primary targets of budget cutting Repubs.
To answer the original question- yeh I am plenty angry with the parasitic job destroying money men and I think that middle class people who understand their own interests have reason to feel the same.
and I agree with you HF managers should pay earned income on their fees. that is idiotic they do not
Her husband gets under the hood and figures out the problem. I am relieved, and daily grateful for my Kindle, the roof over my head, and that I am fed and clothed.
Life is good.
Also, ding-ding-ding on my thought front.
Being constantly, on this forum, being accused of all manner of vile negatives because allegedly you lot are SO rich, and I'm not, is like a moment-by-moment "Are you still beating your wife, Mr. Smith?" There's no right answer, and I think y'all know that. So you just keep slinging the ****.
God, it gets old.