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If it was up to me I would of rather stayed in my profession, but because of government intrusion into the market place daycare, health insurance and education cost have outpaced the populations to afford it.
originally posted by: nOraKat
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric
I think he makes a strong and important point, which is that the quality of life for the middle class should be much better in this country; and at the least - feasible. For him, it was not (feasible) so he did what he had to do.
Your mad at him for accepting what is relatively chump change, but you are not mad at the big wig sharks for wasting and blowing boat loads.. boat loads!
Hello fellow ATS members. I am writing to introduce myself. I am an American born in England currently live in South Texas. My hobbies include reading, research, economics, history and science
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
a reply to: PaladinRoden
I reread your OP. I think 80 percent of everything you said is absolute BS. You're full of it.
God Bless America! Were the middle class live poor and the poor live middle class. WTF!
ETA, oh Mr. Master's degree, the word you want here is "where", not were.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
With all due respect to some of you who are pissed off...
If the OP & his Wife worked for many years paying Taxes, who are you to say they shouldn't take advantage and take some of those Taxes back...
You're all saying "my Taxes paid for that" but the way I look at it the OP's Taxes paid for it not your's.
At the same time you're not in their shoes, so you can't even say you'd be any different given their circumstances.
Sure you can claim that you would...
But that would be an opinion not based in hindsight of their situation.
originally posted by: Danny85
To the repliers in front of me - Sorry if this pee's you guys off but the real world isn't fine and dandy, the rich who are getting huge cuts and aids from YOUR government dont go to sleep at night thinking 'Oh I wonder if Joe Smith, has something to eat or warmth.' They dont care and neither should you. I WILL ARGUE ANYONE WHO SAYS PUTTING YOURSELVES AHEAD OF EVERYONE ELSE AND THE RULES, IS WRONG.
originally posted by: AshleyD
a reply to: PaladinRoden
Taking a handout or being on some kind of government program would be a major blow to my self esteem. I'd die a little inside every time I had to pull out the food stamp card or fill out the forms for my son to get CHIP and SNAP or whatever programs there are. Especially knowing I am able bodied, intelligent, and perfectly capable of providing for my family.