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Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) says that there is “no question” that members of Congress who are paid $174,000 a year are entitled to taxpayer-funded subsidies when they purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.
In response to questions posed by CNSNews.com on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Rangel said that he considers the subsidies part of Congress’ “overall compensation” even though ordinary Americans who earn $174,000 per year would have to have at least nine dependent children to qualify for the same subsidy.
Is anybody else confused yet ?
My advice is for every producing person in the US to put down their tools and sign up for welfare.
The sooner we stop giving the parasites a drop of blood to take, the sooner it all falls apart.edit on 25-10-2013 by badgerprints because: (no reason given)
reply to post by xuenchen
What, IMO, it boils down to, is. If our task is to define rights as we think they should be
in a free society, we must choose between these two concepts.
Individualists choose the concept that rights come from the people and states are the servants.
Collectivists choose the concept that rights come from states and people are the servants.
A just state derives its power from the people. That means the state cannot have any legitimate powers unless they are given to it by its citizens. Another way of putting it is that governments may do only those things that their citizens also have a right to do.
THE ORIGIN OF STATE POWER
Which side do you think Rangel and our government belongs to?
Rangel became tainted with his own scandal. In 2010, he was stripped of his chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee amid an investigation into a corporate-funded trip to the Caribbean. Later that year, the House of Representatives formally censured him after he was convicted of 11 counts of violating House ethics rules. Among the violations: failure to pay taxes on rental income from his villa in the Dominican Republic and failing to disclose over $600,000 in assets on a financial disclosure report.
Thousands of years of attempts at society in all its forms have proven one thing for certain, people are simply not charitable to any effective degree. this was true during ancient times, during medieval times, and definitely moreso in todays day and age.
Not even talking about the goldfish in a blender experiment where a single jerk can screw it up for everyone. in actual society, 2 out of 3 are those jerks. People aren't evil, but they are almost all selfish (myself not excluded. I would love to help out lesser fortunate people..once I have one more big television, and a pool table..maybe a motorcycle, and of course I need some new jeans, decent restaurant allowance, the latest awesome game, which means gotta upgrade the PC, etc etc etc).
But once I get all that stuff, gonna totally consider watching one of those just 75 cents a day commercials...
the pretend everyone on earth has a heart of gold is totally accurate...in Narnia.