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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    It's not Government assistance if you paid into it.
    Yeah, but he's got unemployment, which is something you and your former employer pay for, on the list.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    None of the above, but I did get 12 years of tuition free education and now am getting Medicare. I'd be willing to bet that very few of us can say we've never had any sort of government assistance.
    I've never gotten any of the things legitimately on the list. Went to private schools all my life up to college and have never taken a penny of government money in any of those programs.

    But damn, I've paid into it all.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    A lot of people aren't willing to admit they have received these kinds of benefits, but typically, they are lying if they say they did not.
    Except if they haven't, which I haven't.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    It's such a shame that people seem to discount social services as government assistance.
    Because we all collectively pay for it through our taxes. It's not something the government gives to us, it's something we buy.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Except if they haven't, which I haven't.
    Its possible, I am skeptical, but it is possible. You are likely rare though.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Its possible, I am skeptical, but it is possible. You are likely rare though.
    I don't think it's as rare as you want to think that it is. Lots of people work their entire lives and never have to rely on the government for any freebies.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I don't think it's as rare as you want to think that it is. Lots of people work their entire lives and never have to rely on the government for any freebies.
    Fair enough, I don't think either of us have evidence to support our views.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Fair enough, I don't think either of us have evidence to support our views.
    I always think it's funny that when liberals start to feel self-conscious about all the government freebies they take, they start to pretend that everyone else takes them too and the suggestion that they are largely alone in doing so seems to bother them.

    Most people are self-sufficient and have no need of free government cheese.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I always think it's funny that when liberals start to feel self-conscious about all the government freebies they take, they start to pretend that everyone else takes them too and the suggestion that they are largely alone in doing so seems to bother them.

    Most people are self-sufficient and have no need of free government cheese.
    Why would you think I feel self conscious about it? Its part of the social contract. I am actually proud to live in a country to helps those who needs it. However, my personal view is that social spending needs to be a hand up more than a hand out, as that is the most efficient way to do such spending.

    If some don't need it, more power to them and I hope as I get older, I am more and more in that position.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Why would you think I feel self conscious about it? Its part of the social contract.
    Having your hand out for freebies from the government is part of the social contract? Are you out of your mind?

    If some don't need it, more power to them and I hope as I get older, I am more and more in that position.
    Nobody "needs" it. Lots of people were just responsible and never held out their hand.

    Too bad you weren't one of them.
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