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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    If $7.25 is "a lot" of money, then yea everyone working on minimum wage is filthy ****ing rich!
    And no its no where near a lot.


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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Glad you found your sliver of humanity. I still care more about the XBox than a crack ho.

    It just means I have one more thief to watch carefully while polishing my firearm.
    I don't believe that.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Even more the reason for you to pint up your money.

    Find someone locally who needs help, and use your money.

    Don't hide behind others.
    You don't know how much I give, it's not your business. It's appropriate, on the other hand, to debate political leanings on a website such as this one.

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    Matthew. 6:2

    2"So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3"But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I don't believe that.
    It's true. You won't see me sell off my belongings to buy a homeless man a blanket or food.

    Guess I better pray for a microscopic camel, huh? That or one giant ass needle.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by BretJ View Post
    The use of that money is the benefit of earning it through your labor. Whether it is "yours" or not, it is your right to spend it as you see fit because you earned the right to do so.
    That's correct, but the government also has the right to tax you.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    It's true. You won't see me sell off my belongings to buy a homeless man a blanket or food.

    Guess I better pray for a microscopic camel, huh? That or one giant ass needle.
    The irony is that we're so unimaginably wealthy in this country that we could easily eliminate poverty altogether and nobody would have to sell off all their belongings or come anywhere close to doing that.

    It will never happen, though.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The irony is that we're so unimaginably wealthy in this country that we could easily eliminate poverty altogether and nobody would have to sell off all their belongings or come anywhere close to doing that.

    It will never happen, though.
    So 16 trillion is what...a Washington inside joke?

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    So 16 trillion is what...a Washington inside joke?
    It's up over 17 trillion, and the national debt has nothing to do with income redistribution. Wealth is neither created nor destroyed, it's just moving from one pot to another.

    In other words, it's not as if letting the millionaires and billionaires keep that extra 20 percent is going to pay down any of the national debt.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    My political beliefs changed a lot about a month ago when the pope issued his papal exhortation in which he criticized unfettered capitalism and called upon the people and governments of the world to do more for the poor.

    Ironically, I've always been a big Rush Limbaugh fan and it was on his show that I first heard about the pope's paper. As he was ripping in to the pope and demanding that he retract his statement, my heart and mind started to change.

    Who is Rush Limbaugh to call out the pope like that? Conservatives are supposed to be the more religious type, but here is Limbaugh ripping up Christianity's #1 head hauncho.

    At that point, I began to realize the pope was right. We pay lip service to being Christians, but we worship the almighty dollar. That started me down a road where I examined my own beliefs about free markets and the conclusion I came up with was that there will always be a certain percentage that are poor, no matter what. It's up to the rest of us to take care of them, that's our moral duty. The better we take care of them, the better people we are.

    To try to ignore the poor or let them get by on mere scraps is simply greed, and that's what I think motivated Limbaugh to rip the Pope. I don't want to be the kind of person that's driven by greed. So I changed my leanings.
    It's a good heart that helps those in need. Those who follow Christ often do that very thing through their tithes and offerings. Or they volunteer their time to help others as it is a command of Jesus to his followers. However, Jesus did not command the governments the responsibility to care for the poor and downtrodden but his followers personally. And that is the rub. One way is done freely. The other through government is forced. Jesus also likes a joyful giver. Not too many folks I know are joyful being forced to pay for benefits of others when they already give to the needy. Jesus also taught personal responsibility for one's choices in life. Forgiveness is freely given, but that doesn't negate the consequences. The Scriptures tell us those not willing to work don't deserve to eat. Those who have been personally responsible should not be penalized for those who have not. And when the government forces them, it amounts to stealing.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The irony is that we're so unimaginably wealthy in this country that we could easily eliminate poverty altogether and nobody would have to sell off all their belongings or come anywhere close to doing that.

    It will never happen, though.
    Not with people like you hiding behind everyone else to do your bidding.

    Typical hypocrisy.
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