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“The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” ― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” ― Douglas Adams
Originally posted by illuminatislave
reply to post by DarthOej
I agree, but from my experience, the government has little interest in training and getting people back to work.
Btw....both the elite and the poor abuse the overall system in our society. People are hypocrites...condemning food stampers while at the same time worshipping tax cheats and bankers that commit fraud and felony theft.
Originally posted by templar33
1. The idea, to not only label the products, set up special humiliation stores, but also to brand and stigmatize users of the federal food stamp programme sounds ALOT like Berlin, say 1933. Mr. Brion McClanahan's lack of human compassion is one thing, but that he actually sat down and systematized the concept is worthy of The Third Reich!!!
Originally posted by LilDudeissocool
Originally posted by ImaMuslim
Why do you keep calling it democracy when it's actually demoncrazy? It's ruled by greed fools who know nothing of Democracy or the meaning of it. I bet that when you study politics you get taught more on how to fool people than how to help them.
It's sickening and pathetic that you call America a democracy.
America is a plutocracy
Originally posted by Viking9019
Well they are the lowest of the low in society so i wouldn't care if they did lose their privileges.
If they had their privileges taken away years ago then Obama would of never of got into power since most of his supporters were ghetto trash.
Originally posted by templar33
Hi guys. Long time lurker signing on. I just had to chime in on the debate here. I'll just copy/paste my user comment from the site link, provided by the OP. My username there is Excalibur and my remark was made 19 minutes ago, sorted by newest comments first. I apologize in advance if there are any forum rules I've violated in this first post:-)
Hi there everyone!
I'm from Europe, Scandinavia. Denmark to be precise. I've read through a couple of pages concerning the remarks spawned by this article made by Mr. Brion McClanahan. I got a few points to make, if you will bear with me for a moment:-).
1. The idea, to not only label the products, set up special humiliation stores, but also to brand and stigmatize users of the federal food stamp programme sounds ALOT like Berlin, say 1933. Mr. Brion McClanahan's lack of human compassion is one thing, but that he actually sat down and systematized the concept is worthy of The Third Reich!!! This guy scares me. 2. I live in one of those countries, the far right wing of your country call "communist", "death.panel", carebear nations. Apart from the fact that none of the above is true. Norway, Denmark and Sweden in particular, but also The Netherlands for example have EXTENSIVE government programs paid through taxes. These include, but are not limited to, universal free healthcare, free university-got the skills, you get the education, a monthly allowance(welfare) that by law is fixed at a minimum of 9.000 danish kronor which is the equivalent to $ 1611.11 , some get more if they live in a leased house, have children etc. My point? Along time ago, around 50 years ago, we in Denmark decided that NO ONE gets left behind. While some may see this as a hindrance as to the free excercise of human enterprise, we see it as a way of taking care of each other. This mindset and cultural pillar in my particular society paid for my university education and I'm now a taxpayer. Do I whine about extremely high taxes to fund these programs? Yeah, I do, but I pay them gladly, because I know if I'm down on my luck my fellow citizen got my back. Live long and prosper from the European Union:-)
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Originally posted by SteffieJo
reply to post by clayb2004
That is exactly what I said!! I don't care what anybody says, there shouldn't be an argument over that. There should not be a reason why they shouldn't be drug tested. It would be a great way to weed out the people abusing the system. It would be a brilliant idea. You want to know why it won't happen? Because the people that would pass that law would also have to be drug tested, since they are also being payed by the government. It's one of those, "what's good for the pot, should be good for the kettle" situations. The kettle doesn't want to give up their drugs, so that is why it won't happen.
Well they are the lowest of the low in society so i wouldn't care if they did lose their privileges. If they had their privileges taken away years ago then Obama would of never of got into power since most of his supporters were ghetto trash.