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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    That isn't enough money for me. I know people whom are happy enough with 10,000 a year in welfare though.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    Well, you're special, then. Most people don't have a house and car paid off. I suppose if I had both paid off, and already had a good retirement and savings account, then I wouldn't mind retiring on 25k/year. I'd have to have a good supplemental retirement income, though, whether from an IRA or just a good portfolio I could cash in on.

    Of course, if you have all that, you're not going to qualify for welfare, anyway, and that seems to be the point of the thread.
    Then I will sell everything I own so that I do qualify...
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Then I will sell everything I own so that I do qualify...
    Why? That's not a very comfortable life I imagine. You think you would be able to do all kinds of cool things but in reality you'd be too broke to do much of anything.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Why? That's not a very comfortable life I imagine. You think you would be able to do all kinds of cool things but in reality you'd be too broke to do much of anything.
    Exactly. He'd be better off keeping his paid off house and paid off car, quitting his job and getting renters to supply him with cash for cost of living. He'd be poor as **** and have no life, but it would be far, far better than selling everything and going into poverty because he thinks poverty is fun.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    A lazy incompotent horrible bum's money is accepted at the same places that the honest hard working patriot's money is accepted.

    Of course you would want people to know that you weren't accepting handouts, how else would you be able to enjoy the feeling of superiority?

    Be careful though. It's a double edged sword. The lazy incompoent horrible bum will think he is superior to you because he has more money than you. Currently government employees that receive $80,000 in government handouts is superior to a single mom receiving $5,000 in government handouts. Human nature mandates that we find flaws in others to puff ourselves up. You are no exception.
    It isn't about feeling superior, it is about self worth.
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    It isn't about feeling superior, it is about self worth.
    You say potato. I say potato. <--------I'm not sure this saying works when it is written down.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    You say potato. I say potato. <--------I'm not sure this saying works when it is written down.
    I think when Gershwin wrote it he used, to-may-toes to-mah-toes, po-tay-toes pa-tah-toes, etc.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    You say potato. I say potato. <--------I'm not sure this saying works when it is written down.
    So you think having self worth and avoiding the government teet is an elitist attitude?
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    So you think having self worth and avoiding the government teet is an elitist attitude?
    Depends how much you hold yourself above those who have less self worth and do use the "government teet".

    If you think you're significantly better than they, then yes, you ARE being a bit elitist.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Depends how much you hold yourself above those who have less self worth and do use the "government teet".

    If you think you're significantly better than they, then yes, you ARE being a bit elitist.
    That's pathetic! With a capital P.

    It wasn't that long ago when being on government assistance was a source of personal humiliation. Now not being on government assistance and proud of it is a negative?

    This is why I say our government is doomed to follow Greece and Spain. Bankruptcy us unavoidable when society is so lazy and so lacking in morales that they see no shame in using the government to steal from hard working people.
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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