View Poll Results: Which is more reprehensible?

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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what kind of a moron would claim making more than 1 million a year is bad without having a clue how the money was made?
    I think either way the obvious choice is the second. No matter how the million is earned, they're gonna put money into the economy at one point whether it's a Rolls Royce or investment. Someone who intentionally just draws the check does nothing for the economy but help stagnate it.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    False. That is ridiculously false. Do you know what it's like to have to live in a tiny trailer and barely have enough money to pay the bills? Do you know what it's like to go only to bargain sales at grocery stores because, even with food stamps, you cannot afford to eat other foods? Have you ever had to wear preowned clothes because new clothes were too expensive? Have you ever lived in a cold house because heating is too expensive? I have. It is not a choice. It is not a fabulous life. It sucks; it's awful; it is no choice that anybody makes.
    guess what..I did all of that. There were a couple of winters where my wife and I and our two kids all slept in the same room in the same bed because we could not afford to run the heat. I've taken countless cold winter morning showers because I turned the hot water heater off to reduce the electric bill. I've lived off of nothing more than rice, beans and a few vegatables we grew in pots on our back porch for months at a time. I wore the same pair of shoes 7 days a week for 5 years. I once went 3 days with a broken wrist, hoping it was only badly sprained, because I didn't have insurance and I had to choose between paying a doctor and paying rent. I have a lovely scar on my leg from where I cut it WORKING construction and I stitched it up myself with a sewing needle and thread because we couldn't afford for me to go to the doctor.

    I also worked 16-18 hour days, 3 days a week and every weekend and attended college classes the other two days. I never got welfare and the one time I applied for food stamps they told me to qualify I would have to sell my 1964 volkswagon (this was in the late 80s) because it was an asset. When I asked them how I was going to get to work if I sold my car, they looked at me like I was crazy.

    So...it is a choice, they can get off their ass and get an education. or they can NOT have 3 kids by the time they are 19. there are plenty of programs available to anyone who has the desire to apply themselves that will provide training or an education. If you are able bodied and not a drug addict or a criminal, join the military for 4 years and Uncle Sam will pay for your college.

    If I can do it, anyone can do it. Unless, of course...I am just better than they are.
    Last edited by OscarB63; 08-07-12 at 11:42 PM.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Obviously intentionally living on welfare. But tell me, what percentage of welfare recipients do you think intentionally live on it?

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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    I answered but it's a silly poll. I see no reason why earning 1kk$ would be reprehensible and only by the inclusion of the word "intentionally" can you consider it to be reprehensible to be on welfare. What is reprehensible is that there are people who have no choice but to live on welfare. But that is the situation that they are in that is reprehensible, not themselves or their actions.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    That is why I cannot answer this poll
    I taught in a inner city public school for 10 years. over that time I saw hundreds of kids who's parent (note: parent, not parents) lived off welfare. 5 or 6 kids from 2 or 3 different fathers. making no attempt to do anything other than breed more kids. I don't know what % of the total "intentionally" live off welfare, but there are a lot of them. I have cousins who are in their 40s who have never worked a day in their miserable waste of a life.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    I answered but it's a silly poll. I see no reason why earning 1kk$ would be reprehensible and only by the inclusion of the word "intentionally" can you consider it to be reprehensible to be on welfare. What is reprehensible is that there are people who have no choice but to live on welfare. But that is the situation that they are in that is reprehensible, not themselves or their actions.
    Which is why I answered the first option, as a joke. Because both options are jokes, as is the poll itself.
    Last edited by Phys251; 08-08-12 at 01:49 AM.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I taught in a inner city public school for 10 years. over that time I saw hundreds of kids who's parent (note: parent, not parents) lived off welfare. 5 or 6 kids from 2 or 3 different fathers. making no attempt to do anything other than breed more kids. I don't know what % of the total "intentionally" live off welfare, but there are a lot of them. I have cousins who are in their 40s who have never worked a day in their miserable waste of a life.
    Then you must have seen what a luxurious life they lived and how their neighborhoods were virtually free of crime.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Then you must have seen what a luxurious life they lived and how their neighborhoods were virtually free of crime.
    What i saw was them wearing nicer clothes than my kids and them and their siblings committing the crime in their neighborhoods. You have no room to bitch about crime when you are the one doing it
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    What i saw was them wearing nicer clothes than my kids and them and their siblings committing the crime in their neighborhoods. You have no room to bitch about crime when you are the one doing it
    People can wear nice clothes and still be broke. And careful with your pronouns, BTW.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Living off welfare on purpose unless that million was made by enslaving children or something.

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