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Originally posted by MidnightDStroyer
I don't mean to sound hard-hearted about this, but it's not the government's job to bail out disaster victims;
The government really doesn't have the right to use public money (from taxes) to do anything about it, because that would be making all taxpayers foot the bill even if those don't have the finances to spare after they've been taxed. Not even the Constitution gives that right to the government (even though they punch it full of holes every time they feel like it anyway ).
As it is, there are plenty of organizations that do accept donations & provide help to disaster victims...Red Cross, Goodwill, etc. My point is, the US Public isn't cold-hearted...Plenty of John Q Publics are more than willing to step in & lend a hand to those who need it.
Originally posted by Roper
Hang in there LandShark As a taxpayer I'm very happy to help.
Originally posted by Shawnna
Wow....... for one thing, "they" are paying for your education with OUR tax dollars so please, do not say "they" as if it isn't everyone who pays taxes.
Until we realize that when one of us hurts, we all hurt, nothing will change.
All I can say is there but for the grace of God, go I.
Originally posted by landshark
Hey check this out. You think we don't care for our poor? In this country all it takes is a little intelligence, simple initiative, and you can make something of yourself. These poor people as you call them can easily go get a job make some money and send their kids to school.
Every country has it's little group of folks who are so to speak at the bottom of the food chain.
I am poor, I am a single father, I go to school, I work and I don't need anyone taking care of me.
When I come home for lunch you know what I see? Gang bangers, drug dealers and such just standing around. Why don't they work? I will tell you why. They don't want to. so why should we care about them, they are doing what they want.
Katrina you say? If you are stupid enough to build your house on quicksand, then god help you because you should have gotten an education instead of selling drugs. Have you ever been to the great city of New Orleans? If not, when you do I would be real careful where you go, else you might end up dead.
We have many programs for the poor, from health clinics, to food stamps, welfare,job training. I personally joined the military and they area paying for my education.
Originally posted by Rightwingpatriot
What I don't understand is when people talk about the doing nothing" after Katrina, they always mean the federal government. Why no blame at the local level? Nagin and the governor both had advance warning. The city had resources to move people out of harm's way. We have a National Guard for a reason and the governors of each state has the right to activate them if there is a need.
Not only that, but the regular army is prohibited from entering any American city without the consent of the local government. That was established a long time ago as a safeguard to a military take-over.
huge numbers of people are still living behind dirty fenced camps with no rights and soldiers with guns at the gates. They are being poisoned by pollution from the factories they sleep next to...the factories BBC reporter greg palast was arrested and charged as a terrorist a cpl days ago for taking pictures.... he wanted to show america that these victims were STILL being victimized living in these CONCENTRATION CAMPS and EXXON the owners of the plant next to the camp used the police like their own private security to have him arrested UNDER THE PATRIOT ACT.......[/qoute]
Do you plan on presenting actual proof or are you going to keep spouting indendos/falsehoods?