Ah, bring up the constitution.April 22 2011 at 3:05 PM
Response to Simply
If it's not in the constitution then it is not on the table. Is that what your saying? I never mentioned it was anyone's "right" to have the government help them. Nor did I say it made me feel good or less guilty. Nor do I live in an ivory tower. I guess the majority of your post is therefore fiction and typical of those who insult rather than discuss the issue.
My point is that the poor will always be with us and the society that produces them has to take care of them. We need to find away to keep them from being poor AND violent. The poor are really taking advantage of the rich by getting food stamps that amount to about $150 a month per family. You and I most likely spend that in one evening for dinner. These people have to make it last a month. Yeah, I can see how they are really raking it in and living lavishly off the backs of you and me.
I can also see how those that garner **** benefit of $1,000 a month are living high on the hog. Yeah, that 50% is really doing it to us.
If a society wants to thrive it must find a way to take care of those that can't take of themselves or they will become a burden much worse than we would like. There is a percentage in every economic and class level that abuse the system. I would venture to say that the high dollar white collar has more financial abuse than the 50% put together. Heck all the abuse in bid rigging and over charges in our defense budget probably add up to more than the food-stamp program alone.
A truly civil society should be judged on how they take care of the weakest citizens, not how they find ways to eliminate that help.
- fire ready aim - Anonymous on Apr 22, 10:06 PM
- Re: Ah, bring up the constitution. - Anonymous on Apr 22, 11:12 PM
- Please prove your last paragraph. I hear that a lot. - Anonymous on Apr 23, 12:07 AM
- Social Security - j s on Apr 23, 8:49 AM
- Here's the proof - Anonymous on Apr 23, 9:24 PM
- that's because libby enjoys donating your money not theirs - Anonymous on Apr 25, 8:45 AM