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Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by Teye22
For the OP...I totally agree with you, it is unacceptable for governments to give away the taxpayer's money to other countries and let your own people starve and live in the street. S+F
You are happy to take from the rest of the world. What is wrong with giving a little back...
in relation to the foreign aid figure though, i have to pick a nit with that - i fully expect that the US (via govt and corporations) has taken considerably more than that figure out of foreign nations via warfare and the subsequent exploitation of resources and awarding of tenders to rebuild what they bombed the bejayzus out of.
The ignorance of people who say live like they did in 1800 and everything will be ok, when in fact it is impossible for most people to do so. .
Originally posted by chrome413
We need the manufacturing jobs back, ASAP. Things will only get worse unless that happens. NAFTA really screwed the U.S. economy. I think underemployment is as big a problem as unemployment, maybe even worse. It isn't that there are no jobs, it's that the jobs being created are not usually full time and pay minimum wage or only slightly higher. Without a living wage families are forced to accept government assistance just to survive (I think that may be what they want though, but that's a different thread). We need jobs that pay an actual living wage instead of these service sector jobs that our current government seem so proud to have created for us.
When you are to old to serve. They hope you only have a few years left of your life, so that you wont cost them to much.
Originally posted by Heisenberg59
I've read through most of the posts in this thread, and I have to say, I'm starting to lean more and more towards the direction of housing becoming a basic human right. I'm not saying that everyone deserves their own mansion, but if requested, basic shelter should be a human right. I think that's something that we can realistically see happen within our life times. And honestly, it's really not much to ask for. 4 walls and a bed. If you want better you go out and earn better.
Wow. Did you really mean that or are you just limbering up for the World's Biggest Asshat competition?
Originally posted by Spookycolt
You give poor people money they will just waste it and end up poor again.
The country cannot stop functioning because lazy folk can't get off their asses and improve their situations.