And why do you have a beef with social programs?
REPLY: Because they are un-Constitutional, and do more harm than good.
One day you might be in need of a social program.
REPLY: Way too many people are attempting to live longer than God or nature intended, and it's costing a lot of tax money (taken from us every week
or two through threat of force) better spent elsewhere at OUR discretion. (Discretion; def:The power of making free choices unconstrained by external
I have it in my Living Will that if I should become unable, through injury or otherwise, to decide for myself as to my medical care or treatment, that
once my (somewhat considerable; isn't Capitolism great?) assets are exhausted, there will be no help from any government or social program that
derives it's money from taxes; state federal or local. THATS American.
"The rich.... get more tax cuts and free loans...."
REPLY: So, you don't know the difference between tac "cuts" and "reductions in the tax rate", which benefit everyone.
Where you only have rights if you can afford to pay for them?
REPLY: The only "rights" we have are those outlined in the Bill of Rights. You haven't noticed? There's no "right" to a job, a car, a house,
health care, an education, et-al. Those are things that are the result of education and hard f-ing work. Only those who are verifiably
or physically unable to work, or through natural disaster temporariyl in need, should get any help.
What do the poor do? How do you deal with them? Being poor isn't a crime, or the result of being lazy.
REPLY: What? Being poor isn't the result of being lazy? If someone is mentally able, and physically able, there's no reason for them to be "poor."
"Poor" is a relative term, like "living wage". What's poor to one person is not the same for someone else; same for that "living wage"
crap-ola. A study released last year showed that over 60% or so of "the poor" owned their own home, had two TV's, a car.... and more. I can find
the story if you'd like. Go to a third-world country to see what being "poor" is REALLY like. And they're poor because they lack the political
and personal freedom available to us by Capitalism and the sacrifices of generations of soldiers, and the ideals upon which America was founded.
I remember landing our carrier at some port to off-load garbage, and five minutes later people were thrashing through it for food; that's
Free Enterprise really means rich people get richer.....
REPLY: .... as do those who educate themselves, and work hard, and control their lifestyle choices, and number of progeny, commensurate with their
There always has been, and always will be: The "wills" and 'will nots", the"haves" and "have nots' and "do's" and the "do nots".
[edit on 28-6-2006 by zappafan1]