posted on Dec, 24 2013 @ 10:31 PM
reply to post by Snarl
I see a benefit as something that is earned.
Whereas welfare is not.
I've been on both sides of the fence several times. In truth, I take no pride in my military service. Some consider it a badge of honor, and I get
that, but really it's a bottom-of-the-barrel job you get because you were ill-prepared for the real world.
Every dollar I've collected in government employment was welfare. I'll let everyone define that for themselves ... but for me, it's a simple
truth. I 'got' people's tax dollars and it was beyond their choice. That's 'redistribution' and whether it was for good or bad wasn't up for
Benefits - Entitlements - Welfare are all kind'a mushy words ... and by that, I mean that on face-value they mean different things to different
people. "Welfare" has a more negative connotation ... but when you get down to the jiggy, they all come out the same color in the wash.
Paul Ryan is a political sociopath. He's attacked the status quo on things that are unsustainable, but the interests he's doing it in are
unbelievable. I'd like to ask him if he's willing to give up his 'entitlement' ... which ... if I'm not mistaken, is about 180,000
dollars-a-year for the rest of his life. With all the under-the-table corporate payola he's certain to collect, why would we paying him after he's
Serious question: Is there a political party out there with such a mindset?