View Poll Results: Which of the following is most accurate of the lower class citizens not paying taxes?

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  • 0% are taking unfair advantage of the system

    6 14.63%
  • 25% are taking unfair advantage of the system

    6 14.63%
  • 50% are taking unfair advantage of the system

    11 26.83%
  • 75% are taking unfair advantage of the system

    10 24.39%
  • 100% are taking unfair advantage of the system

    8 19.51%
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Thread: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

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    Re: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

    Obviously the two extreme answers cannot be correct so that leaves 25%, 50% or 75%

    if you count children who cannot help it, then its probably 25-50%



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    Re: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

    I'd guess somewhere around 5 percent or so. I went ahead and voted 0, since that's closest.
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    Re: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    I'd guess somewhere around 5 percent or so. I went ahead and voted 0, since that's closest.
    I'd say 30-40%



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    Re: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I'd say 30-40%
    When I'm talking about taking unfair advantage, I'm talking about welfare queens who live off government handouts without working, or even trying to work. They're really not that common.
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    Re: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    When I'm talking about taking unfair advantage, I'm talking about welfare queens who live off government handouts without working, or even trying to work. They're really not that common.
    different standards. but I don't think we will ever prove anything. lots of people who want to work right now are out of work-real unemployment is around 14-17%. Under the normal unemployment rates of 5% or so the number who are not working and should be are much higher. Right now I know people who are UNDEREMPLOYED in high numbers or unemployed. especially even college grads with good grades in marketable fields



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    Re: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    When I'm talking about taking unfair advantage, I'm talking about welfare queens who live off government handouts without working, or even trying to work. They're really not that common.
    Oh, I don't know. I see lots of cases where you get welfare queens taking care of each other's kids through IHSS. They don't count as being on welfare, which they would if they just watched their own kids (which most of the time they do), they just get paid for watching each other's.
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    Re: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

    Nearly impossible to document.
    Much than a little, less than all.
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    Re: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

    If you people really believe that people want to live in poverty.. Then you are simply retarded!! I doubt there is anyone that wants to live in poverty.. There are always some criminals that want to take advamtage of the system.. Hell, even rich folks take advantage of the system.. So what is your point?? You either have the rich looking to not pay their fair share in taxes or the poor taking advantage of the sytem.. What is sad is that you have rich politicians actually trying to help the rich.. Not to mention some brainwashed people that also for some reason want to help them take advantage of the system.. But oh!! Those bad horrible poor folks are robbing us blind with the $800 dollars or so they get a month to live on.. We should lock up those poor folks shouldn't we?? Or just cut their benefits because you are just stupid enough to think that someone can live with no income..

    What do you think costs society more?? If you say the poor then you are retarded again!!

    Get a clue people!!
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    Re: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

    5% so far have said 0%?

    I shouldn't be surprised but I am. They must have a very different outlook on what is exceptable behavior in people then I do. That or the are very naive.

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    Re: What percentage of the lower classes is taking advantage of the system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    5% so far have said 0%?

    I shouldn't be surprised but I am. They must have a very different outlook on what is exceptable behavior in people then I do. That or the are very naive.
    It's more that there was no option for 0-25 percent. I don't actually think no one does it, I just think it's closer to 0% than 25%.
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