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Originally posted by TinkerHaus
People like the woman you describe tend to be uneducated, yet we have a presidential candidate that wants to cut education. Studies consistently show that educated people make more money, have less children, and instead of taking from the system contribute to it.
It seems most who complain about the poor lean toward "conservative" values, listen to "conservative" radio and news, and support a candidate who would increase defense spending while cutting education and medical spending. I wonder how these people reconcile this contradiction in their minds.
I'm not sure that you are one of these people, but based the OP I would bet you are.
I'm not saying what this woman is doing is right, either; only that the " conservative" agenda put forth by the neo- conservative right only serves to make more and more of these people.
Sometimes you get the feeling that the ultimate goal of neo-conservatives is to create a country full of poor, stupid people who's only choice is to join the armed forces.
Originally posted by XLR8R
reply to post by Holidakd
Yep, leeches. They're everywhere. I see those parasites every day. I'm a single father, I work full time, got trouble making ends meet but I manage through bill juggling. I'm pretty sure lots of you know what that is. Went to the food bank a couple of times...that was hard. Ego thing I guess. But those people... And I pay for that!
"In the English merchant service. Cabin-boy at twelve, ship's boy at fourteen, ordinary seaman at sixteen, able seaman at seventeen, and cock of the fo'c'sle, infinite ambition and infinite loneliness, receiving neither help nor sympathy, I did it all for myself -- navigation, mathematics, science, literature, and what not. And of what use has it been? Master and owner of a ship at the top of my life, as you say, when I am beginning to diminish and die. Paltry, isn't it? And when the sun was up I was scorched, and because I had no root withered away."
"But history tells of slaves who rose to the purple," I chided.
"And history tells of opportunities that came to the slaves who rose to the purple," he answered grimly. "No man makes opportunity. All the great men ever did was to know it when it came to them. The Corsican knew. I have dreamed as greatly as the Corsican. I should have known the opportunity, but it never came. The thorns sprung up and choked me. And, Hump, I can tell you that you know more about me than any living man, except my own brother."