posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 05:14 PM
Originally posted by NavyDoc
Third point: she is entitled to nothing. We, as a good-hearted nation, do not want to see anyone starve so we have elected to help people in need out,
but it is an act of charity. She is not entitled to this charity.
When you pay taxes, your entitled to programs.
I pay taxes, this means the people of this country are entitled to protection (that I don't need), Roads (that I don't drive down), Schooling (That
I no longer attend), Food, Clean Water, etc....
Just because I do not use a service currently doesn't mean I never will, never did, etc.
This is how society grows as a whole.
This woman may not be paying taxes currently, but I have no issue with my tax bucks going towards her having some food, few extras, especially
considering her backstory, but more in general, I find the thought embarassing to have a country with people starving and desperate in the theoretical
greatest country on earth (cough).
But anyhow, No, I do not see it as charity, I see it quite the opposite. I don't want the eyesore of homeless and hungry people cluttering the
street..and if paying a bit extra in taxes removes the sight of the needy from my view, and makes the streets safer (don't want someone mugging me
for burger money), then great. This is not charity, this is quite selfish, yet mutually beneficial.