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Originally posted by Hefficide
Despite the misrepresentation in the numbers, as mentioned above, one thing that seems to get lost in this argument is that people in this level of poverty don't tend to save at all. The totality of their benefits goes straight into the economy and directly into the veins of businesses.
This is why Republican owned grocery store chains happily accept food stamps.
The upper class can play these word games for political ends. But when it's all said and done, they'll never take the butter from off of their own bread. The economy would crash and crash hard if that much money were taken out of circulation - if the conservative rhetoric were ever to actually come true. The rich would suffer the consequences right along with the poor.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
reply to post by Asktheanimals
Me, honestly, I'm not upset by the amount being spent on the needy. What tics me off is how little of that money actually gets to the people who need it.
Imagine what a different world we would live in if the needy actually got that $60,000 per family.