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I have an issue with one question on the OWS poll on ATS.

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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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Not sure where to post this so I'll try here.

I believe the question on entitlements is misleading and should be removed from the poll.


"I believe that entitlements for those in need should be a basic right of citizenship."


For instance, the way the question reads I had to strongly disagree that entitlement programs should be a basic right for the needy.

I feel instead that a truly free capitalist market with a SOUND currency will end the need for entitlements all together.

I feel that entitlement programs are a symptom of the disease. The fact that TOO MANY people need entitlements today is a symptom of a diseased economy and not really something that we should say is needed.

the polled question will make people who feel like me look like an asshole as the question is a leading question for socialism, rather than a question that will truly tell how people feel.

Because while I strongly disagree that entitlements should be a basic right, there are many on this site that will strongly disagree because they think these people should starve. I feel many people will strongly disagree for a completely different reason.
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I believe entitlements are currently necessary, but problems have to be fixed first before the entitlements can go. This question, in this poll, should distinguish these two thought patterns better.
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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I kind of felt the same.. I see a good reason for entitlements for those who simply cannot work...(crippled with no family or with families who cannot afford to help, etc.)... but I agree that a "healthy" economic system would not necessarilly need entitlements to the level we have.

Regardless, I chose neutral on the question. I could not have a valuable opinion because the question was not worded in a way I could honestly answer.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 12:33 AM
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"Entitlements" is code for plunder. The question is: Do you believe that the needy should be able to legally plunder those better off than they?



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