View Poll Results: If you were guaranteed a $25,000 income would you quit your job and stay unemployed?

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    If you were guaranteed a $25,000/year income by the government would you quit your job and stay unemployed?

    I know I wouldn't, how about you?
    Cash? And assuming this is per person?

    Not counting my wifes income I alone make $15,504/yr after taxes. Assuming that the $25,000 is taxed that would mean I'd take home $21,250. So, for 6k plus a year? Hell yes I would quit. Then I'd use that extra $6k to help get a better education so that I could later get a job which made more than 25k/yr.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    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.
    I didn't say negative.

    It all depends on the degree.

    If you consider yourself significantly better than someone, and make sure they and everyone nearby is aware that you think this, you're being elitist.

    If you just consider yourself better than someone, because of the choices you have made which place you in a better situation, and you don't go around telling everyone they're worse than you for their situation and choices, then you're fine....

    Basically....If you're not an ass about it, you're not elitist.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Because some people wouldn't be able to have anything if they didn't take out loans because the price of things is out of reach, especially homes and vehicles. Did you pay cash for your home?
    Rent until you can afford a mortgage payment. Be responsible with debt.

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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?
    No. It's very impractical for someone with a lower income.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    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.
    Good luck stopping this.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    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.
    If you can't beat them, join them or you'll get screwed. High horses are actually high unicorns and they usually take you to la la land. It's not a bad place until you wake up to reality.

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