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"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
My two cents: If people are complaining about the unemployment rate, yet they oppose assistance to the unemployed... they need their head checked.
Welfare at the federal level is unconstitutional but at the state level its legal but still a horrible idea.
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
Welfare is important for the greater good of society. I have known people who truly benefitted from it in a time of need. I also know some who rode the system and took advantage. As much as I dislike the freeloaders, I still think it's an important system that needs to be in place. I have no children, but my taxes pay for their education. I have no problem with that because I see the value in having an educated society. And a housed and fed one too. Without it, society as we know it would be much different, IMO. And not for the better.
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren