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  • Earning more than $1,000,000 annually

    2 3.39%
  • Intentionally living off welfare

    57 96.61%
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Yes, ANYONE can find themselves in a situation that requires swallowing ones pride but surrendering to the government for the help is a huge mistake. You might hurt your pride by asking for help from family and friends but you lose a lot more from accepting help from the government. People have fought and died for what has been taken from us when the government takes responsibility for ours.

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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    It wasn't me. I was a kid at the time. My mom (unmarried) lost her job and had a hard time getting a new one immediately. She searched for 2-3 months before she just decided to work at my grandmother's restaurant. After those 3 months, we never received welfare again.
    So realistically once she lost her job, she could have gone straight to work at your grandmothers restaurant and none of those things ever would have happened, right? If so, it was indeed her CHOICE, because she chose to not go straight to working for your grandmother. Right?
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    So realistically once she lost her job, she could have gone straight to work at your grandmothers restaurant and none of those things ever would have happened, right? If so, it was indeed her CHOICE, because she chose to not go straight to working for your grandmother. Right?
    If you take the first job you're offered when you're unemployed without at least looking around to see if anything better is available, you're really selling yourself short and setting yourself up for a much less productive career.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    So realistically once she lost her job, she could have gone straight to work at your grandmothers restaurant and none of those things ever would have happened, right? If so, it was indeed her CHOICE, because she chose to not go straight to working for your grandmother. Right?
    Oh yes because everybody just works at the nearest low wage job after losing their job. And, my grandmother did not need the help when she first lost her job so that one was also unavailable. So no, that is not realistic.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If you take the first job you're offered when you're unemployed without at least looking around to see if anything better is available, you're really selling yourself short and setting yourself up for a much less productive career.
    If you are waiting for that perfect and/or preferred job while your kids go without heat in the winter, you are not doing everything that is needed to take care of your kids. You can work one job and still look for something 'better'. Loads of people do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Oh yes because everybody just works at the nearest low wage job after losing their job. And, my grandmother did not need the help when she first lost her job so that one was also unavailable. So no, that is not realistic.
    It's hard to tell what part of your story is true... as you first put it out as if she had the opportunity to work there but was looking for something better, now that story has changed.

    If something happens and I need to, I will take any ****ty job, more than one, in order to ensure my family does not go without the basics. I have done it in the past, and they have never wanted for anything.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    It's hard to tell what part of your story is true... as you first put it out as if she had the opportunity to work there but was looking for something better, now that story has changed.
    Where did I state that? Don't assume.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    It's more reprehensible for someone making $1 million annually to complain about any poor slob living off welfare.
    This retort, I love !
    The poll itself is "loaded"..
    In truth, there may be no-one "living off welfare " ...
    And, IMO, a man "earning" over one million is overcharging for goods/services !
    And who gets this one million ?
    Jonas Salk or some so-called rock star ??
    Things in our nation are not as they should be...

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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    This retort, I love !
    The poll itself is "loaded"..
    In truth, there may be no-one "living off welfare " ...
    And, IMO, a man "earning" over one million is overcharging for goods/services !
    And who gets this one million ?
    Jonas Salk or some so-called rock star ??
    Things in our nation are not as they should be...
    That's not true at all, and shows what little people know of business.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    To you, which is more reprehensible?
    What about intentionally making more than $1,000,000 a year by intentionally living off welfare?

    In all serious, the latter, but no liberal believes that people should intentionally live off of welfare. In fact we support welfare to get the poor out of their decadent state and teach them to fish, rather than giving them a fish every day for the rest of their life.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    How is that poisoning the minds of the next generation? It gives them a balance between compassion and discipline, also good physical fitness habits for life. Ok, replace the nuns with compassionate women who will give them the love they need (that way they won't be encouraged to be catholic). Besides, they would have chores to do, so they learn good work habits. Older children can do the cooking with guidence, everyone should learn to cook. From around the age of 11 on, they provide most of the needs the infants when not in class. After changing dirty diapers and trying to calm squalling babies, knowing that babies are created by having sex, I bet far fewer of them will be sneaking off to have a roll in the hay. The discipline they learn will help them in all things in life and help them not only be better educated and better citizens but will help them reach their potential.
    If our society would place a far greater emphasis on giving our youth practical skills alongside necessary classroom knowledge, I believe our society would reap enormous benefits.

    Oh, and here's a little secret: Youth WANT these kind of skills. It empowers them, far more than just sitting in a desk for seven hours a day.
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