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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    That people on welfare aren't always lazy, or want to remain on welfare, or want to be a burden to others, or are not motivated, etc etc.
    no it doesn't. It claims (though mega is an honorable man and I believe him) that a single woman got off welfare and later did well for herself. anecdotal evidence is only useful when it provides depth to statistical demonstration - absent the stats (which are damming), mega's claim is no more or less pertinent to this debate than Ronald Reagan's welfare queen.

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    My mother. through no fault of her own found herself in a financial crisis with three children at the age of 26. She did what she had to do and applied for government assistance. Not content with being a career welfare recipient, she also enrolled in college full-time and got her 4 year degree in 3 years. She recently retired after decades of service as a public school teacher. One former student went on to become Lt. Governor.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    There are a lot of sucess stories about people who have received government aid. President Rooselvelt's job programs have paid huge dividends to America. The Hoover dam is only one example. There are many others.

    Unfortunately, some people have tried to stigmatize these programs for political gains.

    Who can not remember "welfare Cadillac?

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    I have medicare but I have paid more for it than I have received. I am talking about the $100+ per month that they deduct from my social security check.

    I have always been blessed with god health.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Pew Research did a study a while back on what causes people to fall out of the middle class and into poverty. Their "Top Five" were: 1. Divorce 2. Failure to Marry (as in, the parent of your children) 3. Heroin or other 'hard drug' usage 4. Failure to graduate high school (compared to high school graduates) 5. Failure to graduate high school (compared to college graduates) Generally speaking, the evidence repeatedly demonstrates that if you: 1. Graduate high school 2. Wait until you are married to have children 3. Stay married and 4. Work full time you are statistically very unlikely to fall into (or, if you ever do, remain in) poverty. but if mega wants to play the anecdote game, I've got a couple from my family as well.
    I'm sure all of that is true, no question. #4 is getting more and more difficult to accomplish in today's America, unfortunately. That is the one that needs to be made more readily available. The others are lifestyle choices. People who make those choices need to live with the results.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Yeah, but SS and and Medicare are different IMHO because its specifically for something we're our retirement days. That's unlike the others where not everybody gets paid back in a specific form.
    Today, most will get more than they paid into it.

    Now, when my father left, leaving my mother in quite a perdiciment, she did go on welfare until she learned a skill and got a job. After that, there was no more.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Today, most will get more than they paid into it.

    Now, when my father left, leaving my mother in quite a perdiciment, she did go on welfare until she learned a skill and got a job. After that, there was no more.
    A great argument for private investment accounts. In the world of investing, the amount put in over time would have grown due to compounding rates of return that would have been automatically reinvented into the account. In a generation we could have a nation of millionaires but democrats scare the heck out of the elderly making them think they'll be forsaken keeping a system on the path to failure in place.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm sure all of that is true, no question. #4 is getting more and more difficult to accomplish in today's America, unfortunately. That is the one that needs to be made more readily available. The others are lifestyle choices. People who make those choices need to live with the results.
    You think it's getting more and more difficult to graduate from high school? Seems to me like they just give out diplomas like toilet paper nowadays, to kids who can't even pass basic competency tests, or... read. And how is not graduating from high school not a lifestyle choice?

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by NitroHangover View Post
    You think it's getting more and more difficult to graduate from high school? Seems to me like they just give out diplomas like toilet paper nowadays, to kids who can't even pass basic competency tests, or... read. And how is not graduating from high school not a lifestyle choice?
    How can anyone fail hs in the age of computers. When I was a hs student I would do library research that took hours that now takes only minutes? It's scary to me what we might become in this great nation.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Nice fairy tale you live in there.
    Yet it's the reality I, and many others live. We didn't drop out of school, we didn't get on drugs, we didn't breed out of wedlock, in fact, we didn't breed until we were married and financially well off enough to handle it, we didn't breed more than we could afford, we never lived beyond our means and we saved a ton of money. Even when times were bad, we had enough reserves to ride it out.

    That's being responsible. Sorry so few people are able to do it.
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