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Discussion in 'Political Discussions (FreeMichigan.com)' started by matinc, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. TK81

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    Another example of wanton government waste. Farm subsidies should be a separate thread. I am not criticizing those in need. I am criticizing those that game the system on my dime.
     
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  2. petronius

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    It doesn't hit close to home at all.
    I have no tattoos. I paid for my iPhone, although AT&T had a special deal. I do eat shrimp and crab legs once every two weeks and ribeye at least once a week. Although we rarely ever go to a cheap diner, we do go out to eat twice a week at nice places. I guess you could say I am on the public dole with a government pension and Social Security.
     

  3. John Singer

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    I know that a lot of poor people often make bad economic decisions. That is likely why they are poor.

    I guess that I never really considered myself to be a victim because some poor people purchased seafood or have tattoos.
     
  4. TK81

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    Do you ever consider the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs? In this case, programs that incentivize the continued bad decision making. You should.
     
  5. petronius

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    Maybe the way to fix the problem of people on government aid is to place them in a FEMA Re-education Camp.
     
  6. TK81

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    Must be the socialist in you thinking there, Petro. Be a lot cheaper to create another agency that could deliver the steak and lobster, booze, cigarettes, internet and cable...and hey...lottery tickets right to the commune. We could have a precinct there and save money on the Acorn buses! You may be on to something.
     
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  7. DecoySlayer

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    There is a HUGH difference between EARNED and UNEARNED benefits.

    There is just no excuse for able bodied people, with normal mental capabilities, to be on the dole. If they have money for luxuries, there is no reason to be on the dole.

    We are harming people by enabling them to do nothing.
     
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    only if your alive, evidently the dead democratic voters don't need one
     
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  9. Far Beyond Driven

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    Not sure about the tattoo / social economic ladder correlation, but there's a lot of mug shots of people with face / neck tats.

    My friend's in-law's game the system to no end. Live together but claim different addresses so their income is separate. Buy food with their hand outs for their friends who pay them 50 cents on the dollar, then get new tats, but can't pay the sitter when it's time to go bar hopping so they leave the kids at home.
     
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  11. eyepod

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    What's your point??
     
  12. pescadero

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  13. Sasquatch Lives

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    Exactly!
     
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    Have you reported them due to your knowledge of their situation? If not then you are enabling them and "could" be considered part of the problem. ;)
     
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