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  •  He is not "wrong" (3+ / 0-)
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    tardis10, thanatokephaloides, rabrock

    He is not wrong, he is revealing his value system, or rather lack on one.  Total sociopath, no moral imagination.
    Whenever I come across someone like this, someone who thinks government should do virtually nothing for anybody, I ask, what kind of place would that person like to live if they had been poor a minority, or poor, or disabled, or to dysfunctional parents, poor parents, disabled parents, etc?

    •  It is willful ignorance for a lot of people (0+ / 0-)

      He may be a sociopath, but not all of his followers are. My brother-in-law has been out of work for three years and his family is living off of my 85 year old father, who is not rich. My sister is disabled and after a great deal of procrastinating has applied for disablity. My father had to push them HARD to get state insurance because medical bills would bankrupt him.

      So what is their attitude? The poor have it great. I feel like saying that if they did not have our father to take care of them then they would find out what being poor really is like.

      In fact I am on disability myself and $1000 a month does not go very far. I have tried to let them know about issues that not only could affect me but could affect them as well as far as benefits for the poor. My father cannot take care of them indefinately.

      I just found recently that my sister does not even read the e-mails I have sent to her giving links to news stories. She deletes them.

      Again willful ignorance, with more than a touch of hypocrisy.

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