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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    We have a responsibility to take care of the poor.
    The hell we do.

    If you choose to do that, wonderful for you. Don't you tell me what my responsibilities are.

    Damn fascists.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Taxation isn't theft. The government has every right in the world to tax you.
    Few people understand why the government quit issuing Gold and Silver Certificates.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    what liberal arts majors do you consider wasteful?

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    Any with no possibility of ever earning enough to pay off the cost of the degree...
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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The hell we do.

    If you choose to do that, wonderful for you. Don't you tell me what my responsibilities are.

    Damn fascists.
    We do have a responsibility to take care of those that are poor due to no fault of their own. At least to get them to a point to be able to support themselves if possible.
    I feel no responsibility to help those that are unwilling to work and happy enough to simply take what is given them.
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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Who says it's their money? What does it say on a dollar bill? It says "United States of America."
    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.
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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Who says it's their money? What does it say on a dollar bill? It says "United States of America."
    Even more the reason for you to pint up your money.

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

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Your level of "management" isn't capitalism anymore.

    Honestly, I wasn't aware that you were this authoritarian.
    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.

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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.
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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Few people understand why the government quit issuing Gold and Silver Certificates.
    Not quite sure how to say this without being rude, but I'm surprised you don't make a lot more than you do because you're clearly very intelligent. You must be in the army, clergy, or something of that nature.

    I'm just saying, not many minimum wage earners understand how our monetary system works. Hell, not many middle class americans understand it.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    It's a secret. I do get a pretty big check. Earned income credit, child tax credit and additional child tax credit. I'm not sure what the exact amount will be but it usually adds up to around $6,500 or so.

    I'm not so sure everybody in this thread would agree with you. There are 5 people in particular that I believe would disagree with you.
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