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Originally posted by rubbertramp
in the long run, though, how many on foodstamps really don't need them?
how many overextended, lived beyond their means, and now get stamps because they can?
i'd say about 25% could easily improve their situation, and get off stamps and other benefits.
Because people who opt out of social programs tend to have no compulsion at all about using them when their day comes to be the one in need.
Because you enjoy the benefits of your tax dollars by well lit, patrolled, paved roads.
Because if you wake to find your house on fire you can dial 911 and society comes to the rescue.
Because those evil OSHA and workplace laws keep you safe and protected while you are at the workplace.
Because being part of something means that you contribute and receive the benefits of the group association. No man is an island - and those few who decide to be islands have much more difficult lives than those of us who remain part of society.
. To lay taxes to provide for the general welfare of the United States, that is to say, “to lay taxes for the purpose of providing for the general welfare.” For the laying of taxes is the power, and the general welfare the purpose for which the power is to be exercised. They are not to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please; but only to pay the debts or provide for the welfare of the Union. In like manner, they are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose.
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
Everybody thank obama for continuing to trash the economy. His policies will result in even more families on food stamps next year.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by Hefficide
Do I have any choice in paying SS,Medicare,Medicaid, or someone elses education or anything else that has been deemed a "human right". ?
Tell me why A person can not opt out of any social program in this country?
And again going to get called liar again that 47% of Americans are paying zero income tax they get out of it.
So why can't others?edit on 20-11-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)