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Unbelievable: Houston will pay your Visa Bill!

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by rbell, Feb 24, 2009.

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  1. rbell

    rbell Active Member

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    Well...when you start paying one bill for irresponsible people, where do you stop?

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6277344.html

    Houston, TX, will now pay the credit card bills of Po folk.

    This is what you get when you decide that people shouldn't be held responsible for their decisions...and when you manufacture a Constitutional "Right" to everything you want.


    People of Houston, Texas: If you don't get rid of the idiots that came up with this plan, then you deserve whatever financial calamity hits your city.

    What a bunch of dummies.

    Full disclosure: Years ago, I was stupid and rang up several thousand dollars in debt. I paid it off myself...every penny. Lesson learned...without my stealing tax dollars. And I'll be blunt here: anyone who will allow public funds to be used to pay off their credit card debt is a freeloader and a parasite...and in my opinion, a thief.
     
  2. Steven2006

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    "You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." --Presbyterian minister William J.H. Boetcker (1873-1962)
     
  3. dragonfly

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    Yea, you worked hard and long, no doubt. Now, how irritating that someone else would get a free pass. I'm sorry, but this sounds like jealousy, plain and simple.

    BTW, I live in Houston, maybe I can get me some of that "free" money! The problem is, I don't owe Visa anything!
     
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    "Houston, we have a problem, I can't pay for my t.v." I don't owe Visa anything but with a plan like this I could owe a bunch real quick. My wife has been wanting a new HD 64" TV to watch football games with for quite a while now.
     
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    Your wife likes football ?
     
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    I agree with the premise of your post for the most part. I would not consider it theivery, though. If someone you vote for gives you back some money they took from you in the first place, it can't be considered theivery. You have to remember, the theivery is the taxation on the people which allows this to happen in the first place...they have too much money on hand at the tax payer's expense. I would be elated to receive back some of my money from the years and years of paying taxes.
     
  7. sag38

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    Auburn football to be specific. Those women and their football. I wonder if the stimuls package will pay for a new t.v.?
     
  8. rbell

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    How 'bout running outside and letting the grownups talk, hmm?
     
  9. sag38

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    Some folks never heard of a free hand out from the government that they didn't like.
     
  10. dragonfly

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    Stop it young man, you're going to hurt my feelings. BTW, I believe I was seventeen years old when you were born. So, maybe you need to take your own advice.
     
  11. Revmitchell

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    Ah well the Federal government is paying for cell phones service. Nothing new here.
     
  12. rbell

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    Dragonfly, if you have nothing substantive to offer but attacks, how 'bout letting this thread get back to the original purpose?


    Back to the OP...when does it stop? When you begin to pay the credit card bills of poor people...do you really have any moral high ground to allow people's self-imposed consequences to catch up with them?
     
  13. tinytim

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    1 Timothy 5:8
    (8) But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.


     
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    Couldn't of said it better!!! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  15. tinytim

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    http://bonehead.lerman.biz/CreditCrunch.html
     
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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6277344.html

    Let's thank God that there are people in Houston that have good Godly common sense!
     
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    Show me one posting where I attacked someone.
     
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    ..............

     
  19. dragonfly

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    You consider that an attack?
     
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