View Poll Results: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

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  • Keep it!

    19 24.05%
  • Keep it, but it needs SEVERE reform.

    38 48.10%
  • End it

    15 18.99%
  • Other

    7 8.86%
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Thread: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    What if they were stealing from you?
    They already are, it's called redistribution. Articles: Redistributing Wealth: Stealing under the Guise of Law

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Compared to what we have now? Yes. If we are not promoting ways to grow the individual and economy, then it will eventually become a free-for-all at some point in time anyway...
    : It probably will happen because what we have now cannot continue indefinitely.

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Today's in which everyone is more interested in what government gives them rather than what they contribute to the country/society...
    That must be a different world than I live in.

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    That must be a different world than I live in.
    No, it's just one you don't wish to recognize...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    No, it's just one you don't wish to recognize...
    Nope, I just have a different interpretation of things.

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    If its so terrible, why has it remained for over 80 years now? We've had all sorts of different leaders during those 8 decades.

    I guess my most burning question is why do you object to it?
    It's remained so long because once an entitlement begins, it's nearly impossible to end as people start to rely on it. Look at how nuts people get in Europe when their leaders start to talk about cutting entitlements.

    I object to it because I don't think it's fair that one person should be forced to financially support another. I also think it often keeps the recipient from reaching their potential, as they're bypassing much of what are the really tough times that build ones character by accepting long term assistance. I also think it's bad for families, as times always get tough in relationships, especially marriages, and knowing you can get long term money that could help take the place of a spouse is an option that wouldn't be there without welfare. Another problem that I have is that it's administered by the government, who has a history of corruption and inefficiency, which is even more of a waste of our tax dollars.

    There is a difference between the unexpected heartfelt gifts that people used to give each other during hard times to help one another out and today's entitlements, which are expected and come in the form a nameless check from the government.

    I'm going to bed now, so if you reply, I'll have to catch you tomorrow. Goodnight Specklebang.

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    Nope, I just have a different interpretation of things.
    An interpretation that happens to be wrong.

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    An interpretation that happens to be wrong.
    Think what you want.

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    Think what you want.
    I will.

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    I will.
    Good for you.

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