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posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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reply to post by RomeoDandy
 


Great call my man, amen! This is one arrogant self-absorbed maggot




posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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OP

you can kiss my grits

humans werent born to work 80 hours a week in a job they dont want for a government they dont like.

humans werent meant to flip burgers, stack shelves or drive busses...dont get me wrong we werent meant to be bankers or lawyers either.

but as thats the way the sh!tty system has been set up i will try my dam hardest to get as comfortable a life as i can without working your 80 hours a week.

i used my web design degree to gain a job as a web developer with which i do less than half your hours but probably earn double your salary...and im glad...i dont get benefits or food stamps but any and every penny i can get back from the dam government i WILL.

because i give them enough of my money and my time.

so shove your post where the sun dont shine and stop your dam complainin...if you dont like your situation...change it


[edit on 11-8-2010 by Silicis n Volvo]



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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You really should not look for a "thank you," from anyone when you are working to support your own life. Honestly, why would I thank you for putting food on your table and not mine? That makes absolutely no sense...at all.

I too work my butt off for everything that I have, but, I do this so I can have the "things" that this world TELLS me that I need.

You're not giving any handouts whatsoever, in fact, you're simply a voluntary slave. The government is taking your money at will for things that they deem fit, and you're completely misdirecting your anger towards those that the government has left out of the loop.

Your anger should be directed at the fools who sunk this economy and then betted against it. Your anger should be directed at the morons who created the sub-prime lending crisis and then threw thousands of people out of their own homes. Your anger should be directed at the idiots who start wars to fill their own pockets and then borrow from tax payers to make it happen. Well, I haven't seen any of the spoils of war...HAVE YOU? War makes people like the Carlisle Group and Halliburton rich beyond belief. They soak in our money and never distribute it back after they have profited over and over. Then they have the nerve to think that they need even more MONEY and then borrow trillions from our supposed, "enemies."

Guess who pays that money back? YOU AND ME.

There are many who cannot help the situations that they are in, and because the economy is being squeezed relentlessly, the disparity grows larger.

You need to create a proper thread that addresses these issues as opposed to downing several people who have no other choice.

[edit on 11-8-2010 by PsychoX42]



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by dreamwalker74
I meet preople every day who are far from your situation, are milking the system, are aware they are milking the system, and take great pleasure in it.


How do you find the time to meet people EVERY DAY with your hectic 60-80 hour a week work schedule?

And how much time do you spend with them for them to share with you that they are 1) milking the system, 2) are aware that they are, and 3) are taking great pleasure in it?

I mean, wow. You meet "people," so it's at least 2 per day, "every day." That's gotta be eating into your non-work time. AND you have time to get online regularly to tell us what a victim you are.

Do you ever have time to sleep or eat?




posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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Hey there... Maybe the fact that the contents of the OP are just copied and pasted from a conservative chain-email explain some of the inconsisencies.

I've never seen a chain email pay taxes nor work 60-80 hour weeks.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by NichirasuKenshin
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Hey there... Maybe the fact that the contents of the OP are just copied and pasted from a conservative chain-email explain some of the inconsisencies.

I've never seen a chain email pay taxes nor work 60-80 hour weeks.


Then the thread should be deleted for not giving credit to its source and not including any commentary.

That was kind of my point - the OP is obviously ridiculous, so it could only come from someone who thinks it's the height of wit to spam his friends and family with email forwards.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:59 PM
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Somebody is going to be angry..........


Cutting food stamps to save teachers
www.jsonline.com...



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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What about those like myself that worked 7 days a week for 5 years that then find themselves needing assistance? Yup, that's me. My weekend employer went out of business. I'm out of work with my regular job, disability and union non-action and the only recourse to keeping the lights on and feeding the kids is welfare. Oh, did I mention that the bank is foreclosing on our house?

No "I'm sorry" here. There may be a response but it would include the 6th and the 25th letters.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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Geesz, I take a day away from ATS and miss all the fun of bashing an arrogant ass about social programs! You know I have to chime in.

After reading through 8 pages of posts, it seems that dreamwalker wanted to rant about social programs, then after he was torched, he revised his position to wanting to bring the attention to just the ones milking the system. (FAIL) Then he wants intelligent debate with facts. Classic.

OK dreamwalker, here is a fact; There are people who make fraudulent claims for social programs. And it probably cost all of us hundreds of millions of dollars each year. But the amount certainly comes nowhere close to the One Hundred Billion In Unpaid Corporate Taxes. Collecting that would solve the problem of having working Americans paying for social programs. Be mad at the corporations, not the poor.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 04:11 PM
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Well, your comment was a bit abrasive, but, pretty much right on point.

Star from me.

Namaste and Love



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 04:11 PM
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I'd say get over yourself and come down off your own planet you might see more of the people that contribute to society in ways different than your tax dollars and chortle if you think your taxation solely goes to funding other people.

No denying we have the "leechers" but you almost make it sound like you feel your funding the whole social security system all by yourself and people are coming to your house going in to your safe and taking money and walking out, whilst that anology is perfectly apt of course

Yes people do make some poor choices in youth but to be honest I don't solely blame them because in this day and age finding your path in life is more difficult for anyone in youth than it was even 30 years ago and unless they sense their individuality from an early age or know who they are then society will play its hand in shaping their future, if you live in a social security is the thing society then going through that without getting your clothes tainted will be difficult

We even have TV programs in the UK showing people either living off benefits or ma and pa as nice reality tv shows, the system is a joke

People who say it's ALL the parents fault are delluded and I'm not a parent, people who say it's the teachers fault are also delluded since the teacher came from the society in which it teaches and doesn't teach about whats right just facts and figures, and since the tests slowly become easier so they meet their quota on the people that pass through them, then it just perpetuates further

Change the system and the people who created it, don't hate the ones within it most people don't have a choice and maybe then you'll will get a thanks, you will from me

And no I'm not claiming anything if when you get back on your proverbial high horse and reflect on this reply and come to some basic psychology.

Sorry this reply is clouded by a plain rant but what the hey

P.s thank you and bless you


Regards,

Panda



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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Don't suggest such things as deleting it, the replies from people like yourself, silicis n volvo and 12gaugepermissionslip for summarising it perfectly with



After reading through 8 pages of posts, it seems that dreamwalker wanted to rant about social programs, then after he was torched, he revised his position to wanting to bring the attention to just the ones milking the system. (FAIL) Then he wants intelligent debate with facts. Classic.


Had me in stitches with the wit and said it much better than me, brightened up my day


Sorry to go off topic,

Regards,

Panda



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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You'd think with all the apologies Obama threw out there'd be one for to working people.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Maybe it's just me but this entire post seems to mimic a Shawn Hannity, arrogant conservative talking point.

Also, if this OP was copy/pasted from a chain email, I'd like to see it. Let's bust that puppy out!



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 05:49 PM
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why don't you stop crying? do you think you are the only person who pays taxes? everyone has to work their lousy job and most people hate it, so get over it. some people need assistance, and some people have a harder time finding a job lately. if you got laid off wouldn't you hope to also get some benefits to feed your family, or would you just rot away and die? is that what you expect these people to do? use your brain, thanks.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 06:04 PM
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Are you asking for a reach around?

I highly doubt you are going to get one.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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I would rather see a fellow citizen healthy with food and a suitable living area than have an extra dollar or two in my pocket.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 09:13 PM
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I'm with you on this. I have worked for 40+ hours (I'm a shipfitter/welder by trade). I've been fortunate for having been in this trade for 13 years. Lately, however, work around here has begun to dry up and my services have been suspended. I've take a drastic paycut and my wife and I are just getting by. I understand what the people that have to be on gov't grants and what not go through. I don't and never will need a thank you for all those people that made a living off of what I payed into the system.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 09:17 PM
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Well said. Unfortunately I am one of those that "fell from grace". But, you won't hear me whining. It's part of life and how the game goes.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 01:02 AM
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well well this is very convenient timing as Alan Greenspan is now under investigation for the scaming of a possible 134BILLION dollars.

hmmmmm

I dont think all the welfare and social fraud even touch close the that.

The rich continuously live on the backs of the poor...

and the rich in many many cases are the vey ones who keep us all poor.

(don't yell at me i DID not say all)




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