View Poll Results: Have you ever received governmrnt assistance?

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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?
    I meant the second #4, the one about keeping a full time job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Color hypocrisy red.
    IMHO he just wasnt thinking about it and was basically parroting something he'd heard and gotten worked up over having to do with electric car tax credits. Didnt want to make him feel bad or judged, just wanted to hopefully make him think.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    In that light, practically any kind of contact or procedure with the gvmnt could be considered "assistance." We all pay taxes, in order to run "order" or needed services. It's not just about the gal down the road whose kids are on the school lunch program, because her ex won't pay his child support, and she can't afford a lawyer to go after him. The sherriff deputy who checks out the recent neighborhood burglaries, and the fire department that puts out a housefire are all part of the "government" for that matter.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I meant the second #4, the one about keeping a full time job.
    Ah, my fault. That makes more sense, I guess.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    After the Northridge earthquake we got FEMA assistance which was a check for about 3K and a low interest loan from the SBA.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Hoping to show some diehard anti-entiment folks that if they really thought hard about most of have needed the safety net or hand up help from uncle Sam at some point in our lives. Friends, family members and maybe even the guy or lady in the mirror. Even some pro-football teams get state and city government help with stadium subsidies.

    I have a friend who is a passionate conservative but suppliments his income with section 8 rental property. I have another friend who deceided to get on a soap box with with on special interest groups getting the federal hook up. He's a mental health counselor who is ordained by his church. I asked him if he opposes the IRS Pastonage allowance and he turned as red as anybody I'd ever seen who wasnt sunburned.
    I'm not against taxes going back to people, I just think it should be done a lot better than how it is now.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, it is all only as good as what you put in. I would need to know what you missed. That requires someone else be involved.
    until you can judge math you insist on having unknown-unknowns answered?


    Man, goalposts don't even exist for you.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    until you can judge math you insist on having unknown-unknowns answered?


    Man, goalposts don't even exist for you.
    Well, I see you still have trouble following what is being said.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, I see you still have trouble following what is being said.
    aaaaaand we're back again to you denying all objective reality.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    aaaaaand we're back again to you denying all objective reality.
    Again, you are not paying attention, and resort to nonsense to avoid what was said.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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