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  •  Jeebus. (5+ / 0-)
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    TofG, RickD, Brown Thrasher, Matt Z, Hualapai

    Social Security isn't welfare.  It's working the way it's supposed to.  What is his fucking point?

    The most violent element in society is ignorance.

    by Mr MadAsHell on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:13:02 AM PST

    •  That's what pisses me off (6+ / 0-)

      You spend a lifetime of work, paying into Social Security, only to be informed by sociopathic morons that the money is an entitlement you don't deserve.

    •  The instinct-driven are prone to (3+ / 0-)
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      the seven deadly sins:

      wrath
      greed
      lust
      gluttony
      pride
      sloth
      envy

      These are, one suspects, obsessive manifestations of ordinary instincts, driven to the extreme, perhaps, by frustration resulting from misinterpretation.

      Wrath, for example, would seem to be an exaggeration of self-defense, prompted, perhaps, by an inability to correctly assess social interactions. If every approach looks like a threat, then wrath would be fairly constant.

      People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

      by hannah on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:49:54 AM PST

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    •  His point is that it should be destroyed. (1+ / 0-)
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      Hualapai

      If 80% of recipients are wealthy, well they don't need it. So it becomes a welfare program where only the poorest receive it.  Guess how long it will take for it to become unpopular?

      Would we be so happy to have a military that dwarfs all others combined if it was a line item deduction on our paychecks next to FICA."

      by Back In Blue on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:56:48 AM PST

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