It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by marg6043
That is the problem with many Americans they have not clue as to the circumstances that somebody in a middle or higher income may find themselves overnight and prompt them to live on government assistance.
but then what happen when is not employment to fill the income gap?.
They will lose everything.
Because actually is the middle class tax payer the one that is been scammed as the poor do not pay taxes at all.
Originally posted by pieman
reply to post by drsmooth23
na, you can't say to a 35 year old that they're not getting help because they left school at 16, unless, of course, your willing to support them while they finish it now.
Originally posted by nyk537
Don't give me "skill shortage". The ability to gain those skills is also readily available. If you aren't smart enough for a job, go back to school. If you can't do a certain trade for a job, learn it. It's simple. The fact remains, whether or not you choose to believe it, that the means to succeed are out there. People just have to have the motivation to go after them.
Originally posted by Amaterasu
reply to post by alphabetaone
Yeah, I agree.
It's sad that there are people who have managed to "make it" that think that because THEY did, EVERYONE can. And therefore do not do what they can to help, but instead applaud efforts to deny assistance.
And sadly, it IS this planet. (Maybe we can ship all those sort to another planet!)