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Originally posted by booky
reply to post by ratcals
Oh no, I am no sheeple. I get an update from my congressman every month and made hundreds of calls to senators and state reps..they all listen..but none act..My goal is to vote all of them out of office..
I was the founder of CBSLA (Citizens for a better State of Louisiana), and you could not get people off the sofa..now they are pissed...and it is growing. Look out.
[edit on 7-5-2009 by booky]
[edit on 7-5-2009 by booky]
Originally posted by ratcals
Originally posted by fraterormus
Originally posted by BombeniWhy would anyone be motivated to get themselves off welfare with a setup like that?
Yup, it sounds like the same reason behind those who go into the Military or go to College.
Mommy and Daddy provided them with free Room & Board & Car & Insurance & Education & Allowance all of their life. When it came time for them to make it on their own they got scared and chose one of three routes where they could have the same koosh setup...Military or College or Welfare.
And those that never grow up stay in the Military until retirement so that they can be taken care of, or stay in College all of their lives getting multiple degrees, or live off Welfare while they pump out the kids.
Well, Im not entirely sure how you made that association. You group college, military and welfare all in one basket. But I will tell you this for free as I assume you have never served a day in your life. Military is anything but welfare. You have a job and you get paid for it. You are sworn to defend the constitution of the USA against all enemies foreign and domestic. You have to be prepared to give your life to protect the freedoms of narrow minded people such as yourself. While you stand back here in the comfort and safety of your freedom of speech. You know, the exact same freedom of speech the military is out to protect.
Choosing to stay in the military long enough to retire has nothing to do with the security. It has to do with duty and honor to our country. What, if anything, have you done to show your patriotism to this great country? How can you possibly equate that to someone on welfare. One who sits around for years on end on their lazy @ss doing nothing. I’ve never heard of anyone on welfare deploying for six or more months at a time. Living in the most austere conditions. Under constant threat of being attacked by the enemy. Being thousands of miles away from home while their wife gives birth to their child.
As a military veteran of 23 years I take great offense to the assumptions you have made here. First off I had a rather crappy home life when I was growing up. Both my parents worked but they were horrible parents. Secondly being retired from the military doesn’t mean you are “taken care of”. Not sure what you mean by that but if you mean I collect a pittance of a pension every month then I suppose I am taken care of. My retirement doesn’t even come close to covering my mortgage. I still hold a full time job.
I’m not complaining though. I am glad I joined the military. It taught me things you can never understand. Nor will you ever. So you sit back and enjoy your freedoms and complain about the ones being taken away while you do NOTHING to help stop it other than whine like a little sniveling little snot here on this forum.
[edit on 7-5-2009 by ratcals]