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The Welfare State!

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by OldRegular, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

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    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-doubled-after-stimulus-change/#ixzz271iB3mMC
     
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    That's because capitalism was unable to produce enough jobs which led to a surplus of labor which caused them to go on food stamps.
     
  3. targus

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    Another way of looking at is that the availability of food stamps and other programs caused able body people to choose not to work since there are jobs that go unfilled.

    Why work for a standard of living when the government will give you the same in return for your vote? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Paul3144

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    :laugh: I'm sure there are tons of unfilled jobs out there. I wish someone would have told me that when I was without a job. :laugh:

    On the bright side, I've been working in my current position since January, and I love it!
     
  5. OldRegular

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    So you are willing to have your taxes increased to pay for the food stamp CREDIT CARD for just one of these lazy people? That is most generous of you!

    Actually there is something like 3 million job openings in the country that no one can or will fill.

    A CREDIT CARD FOR FOOD, A CELL PHONE FOR ENTERTAINMENT, 99 WEEKS OF UNEMPLOYMENT PAYOFF, WHY WORK?????????
     
  6. billwald

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    No Baptists are out of work? No Baptists are on food stamps? All Baptist Churches support their members who can't find work?
     
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    Story I saw posted on FB:

    I saw a story the other day similar in moral...a man goes to his friends house and was talking to their daughter and he asked what she wanted to be when she grew up. The little girl said "I want to be President so I can give food and housing to the homeless and hungry" without hesitation. Her liberal parents smiled big. The man said "You don't have to wait until then to do that. I tell you what...come over to my house everyday and clean the house, wash dishes, do laundry, and cut the yard and I'll pay you $50 a day. On Friday I'll take you to the supermarket near where the homeless stay and you can give them your $250 every week and they can buy food and put money towards a house." The little girl looked him dead in the eye and said "Why don't they just come to your house and do the work themselves and earn the money instead of waiting for me to earn it and give to them?" The man said "Welcome to the Republican party!" Her parents still aren't talking to him.
     
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    :thumbsup::applause::thumbsup::applause:
     
  9. billwald

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    I guess the little girl has never unintentionally missed a meal. None of my kids or grand kids have ever unintentionally missed a meal.
     
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    Come on OR, be honest, you take more than your fair share at church pot lucks.
     
  11. OldRegular

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    Well, things have got rough in this Obamme depression! My daddy always said: "eat what is set before you and ask no questions". Them soup beans and corn pone look mighty good these days!

    Addendum

    Soup beans are the same as pinto beans for you youngsters.
     
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  12. billwald

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    So you are willing to have your taxes increased to pay for the food stamp CREDIT CARD for just one of these lazy people?

    I believe it is a debit card and the purpose is to cut food stamp fraud.

    The down side is it is a way of hiding the poor people from public view. During the last depression the poor people had to stand in lines in public.
     
  13. OldRegular

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    My dad didn't stand in food lines during the Roosevelt Depression. He worked to feed a family of 10. Yes we ate a lot of soup beans and corn bread with oatmeal for breakfast [No grits, no black eyed peas please.] but we never took a handout.

    And if you think it is just poor people who get free food you are in never, never land!
     
  14. billwald

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    Define "get" and "free" for us.

    Does it include legislators who pass laws to help themselves and who do insider trading?
     
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    Sound like you are possibly guilty of passing those laws
     
  16. billwald

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    I wish! <G>
     
  17. OldRegular

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    They still sell dictionaries but here is one for free!

    http://thesaurus.com/

    Thesaurus thrown for good measure.

    You are describing democrat politicians now!
     
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