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 grip View Post
    I'm not sure what you're trying to say but anyone getting gov assistance has to meet the criteria for that monetary help. Which means they are basically living off of charity and don't have enough income to get by without it.
    They're not basically living off charity...at least not the government's. Very few poor people are doing that. Poor families/communities have lots of coping mechanisms that don't even occur to wealthier people. Relying on extended family, working under the table (at legal or illegal jobs), selling/pawning items (both legal and illegal), etc. There is a vibrant economy in poor communities, and although it's a totally alien way of life to many people, there are other sources of income besides the government. Very few people can live off of the meager anti-poverty allowance they get from the government.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Earning more than $1,000,000 annually
    Intentionally living off welfare
    Those options are not mutually exclusive. In fact, many of the people earning that much ARE living on welfare. The rent-seeking, politician-bribing kind.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    I'd say it's reprehensible whether it's intentional or not. Not pulling your own weight for *ANY* reason is abhorrent.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'd say it's reprehensible whether it's intentional or not. Not pulling your own weight for *ANY* reason is abhorrent.
    Not *ANY* reason. Some people are too old, too sick, too feeble minded, or too young to work.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Not *ANY* reason. Some people are too old, too sick, too feeble minded, or too young to work.
    Too old? Presumably you spent a lifetime working, why didn't you save any of that money for your retirement?
    Too sick? I can see that in some circumstances.
    Too feeble minded? Again, maybe a case.
    Too young? Then you are covered by your parents who ought to have had enough money to pay for you or they shouldn't have had you in the first place.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Too old? Presumably you spent a lifetime working, why didn't you save any of that money for your retirement?
    Too sick? I can see that in some circumstances.
    Too feeble minded? Again, maybe a case.
    Too young? Then you are covered by your parents who ought to have had enough money to pay for you or they shouldn't have had you in the first place.
    And, of course, it's the children's fault for having been born to irresponsible parents.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    And, of course, it's the children's fault for having been born to irresponsible parents.
    Fault doesn't enter into it. I'm not saying to take it out on the child, I'm saying to take it out on the parents and force them to be responsible.
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Fault doesn't enter into it. I'm not saying to take it out on the child, I'm saying to take it out on the parents and force them to be responsible.
    Force them to be responsible?

    How?
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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Or option 3, creating this poll?

    Obviously there are people who have lived intentionally on welfare for as long as welfare has been in existence. But, obviously earning a million a year is not reprehensible, depending on how the money was made and what people do with it? Ok, maybe there might be a few hardcore socialists or communists who may feel that no one person outside of government should ever be paid that much regardless. For the rest of us, I think the choice is obvious.

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    Re: Which is more reprehensible?

    Yea! ****ing living on welfare! I mean i bet its soooo very awesome to live off of limited amount of stamps for food and a little bit of money just so you can barley get by! I hear its quite the lavish lifestyle.


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