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  •  Here's how a welfare state expands. (0+ / 0-)

    During trying times, the federal government gives extra dollars to those newly unemployed people, thus, expanding the SNAP budget and unemployment insurance. All Americans understand that. I don't recall much logical or moral disagreement with that expansion. After the economy has recovered (Obama's words), removing that increase doesn't return the bar of participation; it is distributed across all and hurts all (Obama's words). Obama takes a crisis as an excuse to empower central government. Y'all simply aren't paying attention. Will any followers of progressive ideology, Obama groupies or a central government ruling over all of America even think about the consequences of an all powerful central government run by career politicians?

    Advice is judged by results, not by intentions. Cicero

    by egbegb on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 05:00:22 PM PST

    •  The only consequence is what's happening now. (3+ / 0-)

      Welfare alone is not enough. Investing in education, infrustructure, research and development and a sound fire and police department is a better long term solution. Welfare can always be cut by do-nothing Republican congresses that get elected now and then. It is happening now, and hopefully the storm will be over soon. Meanwhile, real children will be permanently scarred by having to skip meals or eat unbalanced foods like Ramon noodles.

      This beast, the occasional election of extremists that will cause economic upset, will always be with us, and it will occasionally rear its ugly head in the future. Yet education and knowledge and technology is something that, once obtained, cannot be taken away.  

    •  Shorter gbegb... (4+ / 0-)

      fuck the hungry.

      This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

      by Tonedevil on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 10:43:04 PM PST

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    •  so basically (0+ / 0-)

      fuck them bitches, i got mine.

      did i understand you right?

      happy holidays.

      Dawkins is to atheism as Rand is to personal responsibility (not an original but rather apt)

      by terrypinder on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 08:50:56 AM PST

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      •  Analogy... (0+ / 0-)

        Paul Rand or Ayn Rand?

      •  gbegb (0+ / 0-)

        I can only hope that gbegb was being sarcastic, if not he/she should stop watching FAUX, listening to Limbaugh, and maybe listen to the Pope. Or if he/she cannot believe the Pope as he/she is a non Catholic (I am not a Catholic but I think that their Pope is fantastic.) perhaps listen to Elizabeth Warren of MA. Somehow, please gbegb, think of someone besides yourself. If you have yours, great, no one begrudges you that, especially if you really earned it. However, you did not get where you are alone, you had parents or foster parents who did things for you as best as they could. You use roads, you used public education, you may need the police or fire department some day, all these things are paid for by we tax payers. Now that you have what you want and need, pay what you have forward, and realize that not everyone is as fortunate as yourself, pay it forward.

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