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    Re: America land of the glutinous

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    This could pull you in the direction of supporting contemporary examples of migrant labor, but I am assuming you wouldn't want to go down that road in this thread.
    Work is good, welfare is bad. Migrant labor is work.

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    Re: America land of the glutinous

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Work is good, welfare is bad. Migrant labor is work.
    But contemporary migrant labor is heavily populated by the population I seem to recall you do not appreciate being here. Perhaps examples of America's greed would bring you around to supporting it?
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    Re: America land of the glutinous

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. This attitude, entitlement and class envy, is the biggest push for a "living wage" (or a highly inflated minimum wage). What we have come to accept, it seems, is that ANY full-time work should support a "family" in middle class style. The standard of living is very, very high now in the US; compared to the rest of the world or even compared to the US in the 1950's.

    What is Poverty in the United States: Air Conditioning, Cable TV and an Xbox
    Well I'll be damned...poor people have refigerators, ceiling fans, and a coffee maker? Spoiled..
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    Re: America land of the glutinous

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    But contemporary migrant labor is heavily populated by the population I seem to recall you do not appreciate being here. Perhaps examples of America's greed would bring you around to supporting it?
    Everyone on welfare now should be in the fields tomorrow and speaking of work, I better get going so if you want we can continue this tonight. Have a good day.

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    Re: America land of the glutinous

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Well I'll be damned...poor people have refigerators, ceiling fans, and a coffee maker? Spoiled..
    Welfare spending (in all of its many forms) is out of control!

    http://www.cato.org/doc-download/sit.../pdf/PA694.pdf

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    Re: America land of the glutinous

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Everyone on welfare now should be in the fields tomorrow and speaking of work, I better get going so if you want we can continue this tonight. Have a good day.
    In February, just what would they be picking?

    Maybe you want them to operate large equipment? Even pruning requires some skills.

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    Re: America land of the glutinous

    The economic situation is out of control. Somehow in a period of high unemployment, low wages etc the problem is we're spending too much? Why isn't the situation that there's a structural problem that has seen good paying jobs dissapear and low paying jobs replace them? Why don't we fix that so that more individuals are in need of help?
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    Re: America land of the glutinous

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    The economic situation is out of control. Somehow in a period of high unemployment, low wages etc the problem is we're spending too much? Why isn't the situation that there's a structural problem that has seen good paying jobs dissapear and low paying jobs replace them? Why don't we fix that so that more individuals are in need of help?
    That is wonderful idea, have Obama, the economic genius, "fix that". Just who will write this "fix that" bill? What would you put into the "fix that" bill? I await that reply.

    My point is that with ever growing gov't funded aid, voters (recieving that aid) are content to allow morons to remain in office.
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    Re: America land of the glutinous

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That is wonderful idea, have Obama, the economic genius, "fix that". Just who will write this "fix that" bill? What would you put into the "fix that" bill? I await that reply.

    My point is that with ever growing gov't funded aid, voters (recieving that aid) are content to allow morons to remain in office.
    We've had multiple debates over multiple policies that are intended to increase demand for the short term, increase wages for the bottom rungs of the income ladder, and control costs for some of the most expensive items that are decreasing disposable income.

    There's no reason to have those debates again. It's obvious I disagree with the view that spending on the poor is the problem or that cutting that spending will solve anything.
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    Re: America land of the glutinous

    It's a bit of privilege in this world to be accused of this.

    First world problems.

    Seriously though, there's plenty of people struggling behind the scenes as anyone should know. Being middle class used to be easier.

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    You are correct.

    We are all spoiled-myself included! I require satelite tv or cable tv,

    Car and house with working AC .

    YES we're all spoiled!
    And fast access internet, don't forget that.

    Wouldn't have it any other way.
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