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  •  I care. (0+ / 1-)
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    I care, thats why I put myself through technical school and have a steady job with benefits. I have four kids and can do it. The world is your oyster. You either make it or you fall by the wayside. I can't see working my butt off to pay taxes to pay people who don't want to better themselves. If you can't afford your children then don't have them.

    •  is this your subtle way (12+ / 0-)

      of declaring yourself for abortion rights?

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Mon Aug 20, 2007 at 07:00:35 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah... (6+ / 0-)

      And if you can't afford food, then don't eat.
      If you can't afford a place to live, there's always bridge underpasses.
      Health care - what a luxury!!

    •  So (1+ / 0-)
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      You are proposing that we all become doctors? or that everyone should be paid like a doctor? I see you made good use of yout hypocritical oath

    •  Like your way wasn't paved with others' taxes? (9+ / 0-)

      Where'd that technical school originate?

      How'd you get there? Who created those roads and bridges that no only you travel but the customers where you work. You didn't pay for all that - although you may be paying your fair share now.

      If you look around you'll find much of the infrastructure of your world was paid by our taxes.

      You presume that people don't want to better themselves but you offer no evidence whatsoever.

      Most everybody I know, regardless of who they are, want to better themselves, rich and poor alike. Virtually everyone wants their children to not just survive but succeed. And those taxes we pay pave the way for all of them to do so. All of them. You included.

      So, get off that high horse and tell who you're actually talking about.

      "Peace is more distant than might be thought." - Subcommandante Marcos.

      by walkshills on Mon Aug 20, 2007 at 07:43:36 PM PDT

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    •  So, to punish the parents, (7+ / 0-)

      ... you would harm the children?

      That's quite the moral stance.

    •  I hope I never have to need your help (2+ / 0-)
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      Isara, tony the American Mutt

      You obviously have no compassion for kids who are born into lower income homes. The kids did not ask for the situation into which they were born, did they? They had no choice. I have found that people like you, like my brother, are the first ones to apply for disability or Social Security if you get injured or break a toe, or have the smallest little thing happen to you. We call you "Middle Class Welfare Guys and Gals."

      As to working your butt off to help those less fortunate, two points: if we don't help those less fortunate, we will be living in one of those societies in which the poor live in cardboard boxes all along the highway, and you won't be able to build a big enough gate around your selfish community to keep them out, and secondly, I hope you enjoy working your ass off to bail out the wealthiest Americans under this mortgage collapse and for their tax cuts. The irony of the beliefs of people like you just crack me up!

      My file on Adigal: Another one of them left wing girls way too smart for our own good. Her phones need to be monitored.

      by adigal on Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 04:48:57 AM PDT

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      Isara, Doodlespook

      that you never loose your job or have your benefits cut or become disabled or have a natural disaster happen to you and yours...I hope fate allows you to live a tradegy free life so that you never suffer the way others do in this country.
      You are lucky (yep the end your nice life has nothing to do with you and everything to do with LUCK) that everything has worked out for you.
      Unfortunatly that is not they way life is for some folks.
      I'm glad life has worked out for you so far, not everyone is so lucky.
      There are tons of folks out there who did what you did, had a great job and though no fault of their own lost it all or are working as hard or harder then you and have dick to show for it....and guess what they care about their kids too.
      I'm sick and tired of reading about folks who are lucky enough to have great jobs and good health care act like everyone else who does not is a slacker and a looser.
      I'm tired of being told that we can't have universal health care because you might not be able to "choose" your Doctor? WTH does that mean to someone who can't afford to go to the Dr.?
      I'm tired of hardworking Americans being spit on by folks who have been blessed with so much more.
      I'm tired of being told that in the RICHEST country in the world we can't afford to at least make sure children have proper health care.
      I am sick to death at how selfish ("I've got mine, I could care less about you") some people in this country are.
      On a personal note I'm tired of having insurance and still not going to the Doctor or having surgery done because in the end we can't afford our part of the bill. We've been lucky (knock on wood) that our teen has never been a sick child and that until the last year my husband and I have been very healthy.
      And I am ashamed to have a President who cares more for insurance company profits then about the health of the future of America...what a wanker.

      (sorry this is so long)

      •  I couldn't agree with you more (0+ / 0-)

        I am so sick of this pathetic argument from privileged "citizens" who can't be bothered to think about (let alone be grateful for) their advantages.  Their entire world view is the size of their small circle of family and acquaintances. They blind themselves to the misfortunes of their neighbors and justify it by their work ethic.

        I'm sure Scrooge "worked hard" as well. "Are there no workhouses"?

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