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Posted: 2/19/2012 10:37:04 PM
You obviously didn't take math in college .... if someone makes $6 an hour for hour for 8 hours they make $48 before taxes and other statutory deductions.  If you have to pay someone $30 a day for daycare for ONE child how does this make sense?  

I think the issue lies more in the legalized slavery that exists in your and other countries.  


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Posted: 2/20/2012 5:47:05 AM
but if you work hard enough you get emancipated... thats how slavery works right?
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Posted: 2/26/2012 4:24:24 PM
almost 47,000,000 on welfare stamps as of today 
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Posted: 2/26/2012 5:59:59 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by mainmanmainman2:

almost 47,000,000 on welfare stamps as of today 

that's a new one: "welfare stamps".

Welfare, the term itself, no longer exists in the way you are applying it (i.e., "He must be on 'welfare'") and neither does "food stamps", no matter how you attempt to apply it. The laughable "welfare stamps" is a mangling of the two obsolete terms I can't possibly duplicate the hilarity of.  Well done.
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Posted: 2/26/2012 6:23:57 PM
my sinus have been acting up, no sleep, sorry

i meant food stamps     ;)
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Posted: 2/27/2012 2:49:50 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by adamjoe:


Keep making excuses.  People like you are part of the problem.  Because a problem exists, you focus on how the problem is keeping someone down instead of focusing on how to overcome the problem.
The fact remains that there is more opportunity today for the poor, blacks, hispanics, etc.  Opportunities to have someone else support you while you get your garbage together.  But many of these people and those that champion them make excuses for why they are in a tough spot instead of working on getting out of poverty.

Your unemployment figures are just numbers and you can make numbers say anything you want them to.  If you have something of value to offer, people will pay you for it. I don't give a darn how bad the economy is.  Most people would rather stay on government assistance rather than work hard at improving themselves.  It is easier to make excuses than to do something about it.  People like you only perpetuate the cycle. 

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Posted: 2/27/2012 4:40:21 AM
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Yes, I wrote that. And the 'tired crap' you speak of is called speaking out against systemic, institutional and social inequities because of racism in America.

That doesn't require a 'new and innovating' train of thought when you are pointing it out where you see it in these forums.

Having said that, tell me how informing the covers community that whites use elicit drugs (and thereby possess at some point) at higher rates than blacks (post #52) in America is 'tired crap.' It debunks the long-held stereotype that blacks are the primary users and abusers of drugs and obliterates dogshit's contention that drugs within the black community make it less superior when compared to the white race. Most of what I post is completely unknown to the average white male here BECAUSE of their stereotypes.

That is a cited study. I didn't perform the study. That makes the thought 'unoriginal' when virtually NO ONE here knew that and still doesn't believe even after it's posting??? That is the PURPOSE of a citation, to support an argument.

Ad was venting...that's fine. That's freedom of speech. But these threads lead to a cavalcade of white males ragging on the poor (and ultimately black and hispanic communities) and there has been more than enough of that here. 
 
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Posted: 2/27/2012 6:04:37 AM
I have to admit... there are some pretty good discussions with extended replies that go in here in the Gen Discussion forum 
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Posted: 2/27/2012 12:31:53 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by LeafsNeedD:

If you have to pay someone $30 a day for daycare for ONE child how does this make sense?  

Well then don't have a child if you can't afford it.

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Posted: 2/27/2012 2:34:31 PM
maybe the problem is ceos/VPs getting nice parachutes only to land another job 6 months later thats in the 7 or 8 figures.
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Posted: 3/4/2012 10:43:48 PM
haven't had a chance to chime in since last weekend I worked 55 hrs
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Posted: 3/4/2012 10:47:46 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by LeafsNeedD:

You obviously didn't take math in college .... if someone makes $6 an hour for hour for 8 hours they make $48 before taxes and other statutory deductions.  If you have to pay someone $30 a day for daycare for ONE child how does this make sense?  

I think the issue lies more in the legalized slavery that exists in your and other countries.  


Every state has state subsidized daycare.  Canadacup hit the nail on the head, don't have em if you cant support em.

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Posted: 3/5/2012 1:26:05 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ironlionzion722:

Every state has state subsidized daycare.  Canadacup hit the nail on the head, don't have em if you cant support em.

Isn't it ironic that guys like you (presume you're a religious republican) are against birth control.

Oh and it's a bit late when you already got the kids.

If the OP and the rest of you are so smart then why the hell don't you tell your politicians and the corporations what to do. I promise you that you could get good money for your solutions.

Your socalled welfare is a friggin joke compared to e.g. Sweden, here you don't have to lose anything when fired so finding a new job is far easier as you're in a fine mental state, peace and security.
You don't make people stronger by making them poor as your system does.
The illusion you call the American dream is....well, an illusion.

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Posted: 3/5/2012 2:09:20 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by RJSmith:

Isn't it ironic that guys like you (presume you're a religious republican) are against birth control.

Oh and it's a bit late when you already got the kids.

If the OP and the rest of you are so smart then why the hell don't you tell your politicians and the corporations what to do. I promise you that you could get good money for your solutions.

Your socalled welfare is a friggin joke compared to e.g. Sweden, here you don't have to lose anything when fired so finding a new job is far easier as you're in a fine mental state, peace and security.
You don't make people stronger by making them poor as your system does.
The illusion you call the American dream is....well, an illusion.

now it is...
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Posted: 3/5/2012 2:31:12 AM
It's half time in America ...
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Posted: 3/5/2012 2:33:07 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by RJSmith:

Isn't it ironic that guys like you (presume you're a religious republican) are against birth control.

Oh and it's a bit late when you already got the kids.

If the OP and the rest of you are so smart then why the hell don't you tell your politicians and the corporations what to do. I promise you that you could get good money for your solutions.

Your socalled welfare is a friggin joke compared to e.g. Sweden, here you don't have to lose anything when fired so finding a new job is far easier as you're in a fine mental state, peace and security.
You don't make people stronger by making them poor as your system does.
The illusion you call the American dream is....well, an illusion.

Massachusetts isn't really known for its large concentration of Religious Republicans

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Posted: 3/5/2012 2:44:44 AM
Point is I have kids and work hard to support them.  I've never taken anything for free from my government because I don't have to.  I worked hard, graduated college and have a good job now so I can afford to support my family, as well as all your families that do take government assistance for that matter.  Problem is my taxes are paying for all the schmucks who are to lazy, or ignorant, to go out, and better themselves by getting an education.  Guess what good jobs aren't out there for people who aren't willing to work, whether its at an education or a hard job they don't like.  Collecting is the easy thing to do.  Sit there, act like its owed to you, complain because you've been lazy your whole life and didn't put yourself in a good position to succeed, and then take free money coming from the taxes of hard working Americans.  Seems like hardworking Americans are the ones who are punished, yet they are the ones not contributing to the problem???  Kinda backwards if you ask me
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Posted: 5/6/2012 11:57:05 PM
now on yahoo theyre yapping about disability benefits...
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Posted: 5/7/2012 8:26:02 AM
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Point is I have kids and work hard to support them.  I've never taken anything for free from my government because I don't have to.  I worked hard, graduated college and have a good job now so I can afford to support my family, as well as all your families that do take government assistance for that matter.  Problem is my taxes are paying for all the schmucks who are to lazy, or ignorant, to go out, and better themselves by getting an education.  Guess what good jobs aren't out there for people who aren't willing to work, whether its at an education or a hard job they don't like.  Collecting is the easy thing to do.  Sit there, act like its owed to you, complain because you've been lazy your whole life and didn't put yourself in a good position to succeed, and then take free money coming from the taxes of hard working Americans.  Seems like hardworking Americans are the ones who are punished, yet they are the ones not contributing to the problem???  Kinda backwards if you ask me

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Posted: 5/7/2012 10:21:17 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by I_Need_A_Detox:

I worked for a Housing Authority and had a few tenants that were on gov't programs ... 

They don't get the help that they need from the case workers. I was the one showing my tenants how to set up a bank account, I even brought them over some diapers, food etc before. 

Most of them want to be self supporting but they don't know how. No car, no license, no education, broken english, 23 years old, 4 kids under 6, 3 baby daddies, no child support ... 

What career options does she^ have? The system needs to focus on her kids and make sure that they can be self supporting when it comes their time. These programs usually just get passed down from generation to generation. 



How about not having kids "when you don't know garbage." Supporting them only furthers that bullshit behavior and their entitlement.

You darn up, you're fucked, get the darn out of the friggin way
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Posted: 5/7/2012 10:22:45 AM
A % of people collecting welfare are mentally ill and can't cope with the simple resposiblities of a menial job. A shitty as it sounds there are a large #  of people that really are completely useless.
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Posted: 5/7/2012 11:04:46 AM
Esplanade, I don't even think they're smart enough to think like that. And I'm serious ... That's how dumb some people are. I'm not sure what people like that would do if they weren't taken care of.

They already have kids you dumb darn so you're ignorant response doesn't work.
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Posted: 5/7/2012 11:22:25 AM
People that say... "I do it, why can't they?"

Are you saying that you're at the bottom in terms of IQ, mental health and overall opportunity?

Because if you're not what you accomplished is pretty irrelevant.
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Posted: 5/7/2012 3:31:54 PM
The thing is its American Culture- people do it, companies do it, it will never end as law makers pass these types of subsidies/gov. assistance/entitlements to get voted in/stay in power.

-Oil Companies get Billions, do they need it?
-Farmer/dairy subsidies-largest in the world a couple years ago
-Coal/Green energy- Both new clean energy and old dirty energy get pretty large subsidies/tax breaks- shouldn't gov choose one path and give the money to that sector?
-Financial Companies- allowing to to pay structure companies so they pay lower rate on profits vs if they were a different type of company.
-Airports-Many are allowed to use Federal/State land rent free 

Not saying any of this is right or wrong, but companies and people both want subsidies and they it the system was created everyone and every company feels they deserve something from the government.
People say they are poor, need help, etc.- 
Companies say they create jobs, need to compete, would increase prices without them.  

People are saying "don't have kids if you can't afford it", should companies close down if they can't work without gov. subsidies?  If that was the case half of farmers would be gone tomorrow.
Price of food and energy would go up.  



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Posted: 5/7/2012 3:38:05 PM
When they start doing away with corporate welfare,then i'll start worring about the safety net for poor people.
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