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I had a similar experience albeit with democrats happen to me over the holidays. Went to visit an old friend that I use to party with back when I was into that stuff. He drinks to much and is not doing well. His daughter was there, and she is very much into politics and I made the mistake of getting into a political conversation. When she found out I voted for Romney, she attacked me, and republicans in general.

I listened to her rant about how republicans treat poor people and want to cut social spending for a little while, and then I had to respond. I told her that she of all people should understand why there is a backlash by some against social spending. Her dad is on disability primarily because he stays drunk all the time. Her brother was on unemployment for 2.5 years and intentionally tried to avoid getting a job during the entire time. Once it finally ran out, he got arrested for breaking into someone's house. Her aunt is on section 8 and stays drunk and high most of the time. I do believe the government should help less fortunate, but I couldn't believe she had the nerve to criticise my politics when I have contributed more to the tax base than her entire family combined.

NCBiscuit, at least your uncle, paranoid though he may be, did contribute something. To many contibute nothing, and expect something in return.

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It definitely goes both ways. People are so me-me-me now it's ridiculous.

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We have become a sad nation of takers, whiners, finger pointers, etc.

This country needs to grow some balls again.

But, this happens to every nation. We are still very young, but this dream will fail.

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Speaking of both sides on the take. This should do nothing to bolster peoples confidence in our gov, especially while both squaking about fiscal cliff.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-orders-raise-biden-members-congress-federal-workers_692223.html

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the closest thing to reagan's mythical welfare queen is the US military

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i see all kinds of hypocrisy like that from both sides

Yeah it's a two way street.

My GF's Mother always bitches and makes it pretty obvious how she hates all these "ghetto" people who sit on their ass and don't work..how her taxes pay for them to live. LOL she doesn't work. Hasn't in a while. My GF's dad is loaded.

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Yeah it's a two way street.

My GF's Mother always bitches and makes it pretty obvious how she hates all these "ghetto" people who sit on their ass and don't work..how her taxes pay for them to live. LOL she doesn't work. Hasn't in a while. My GF's dad is loaded.

As long as the government is not keeping her up, then let her sit on her ass all she wants

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Yeah thats the boot straps mentality!

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the closest thing to reagan's mythical welfare queen is the US military

Both are there, and both need reform.

Nothing mythical about folks abusing the system, and the military abusing the system.

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why don't poor people just live off their rich parents?

lazy pos

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This may be a shock to some people: There are people who get govt assistance because they actually need it to assist them through a transistion. They are educated and have worked and intend to work.

The fact that these programs have been painted as "the majority of participants are scamming the govt so they can get high and watch Montell Williams commercials" is terribly wrong. In a time of high unemployment and displaced workers...there is a need for social programs to assist with the transistion to another job.

They keep families afloat while they are interviewing for new jobs with high priced COBRA benefits that cost more than unemployment pays..

Now are there peeps who abuse the programs?.yes..improved oversight needs to exist but they are the exception IMO.

A co worker of mine is battling cancer and went on a huge anti-Obama socialized healthcare is garbage rant...then praised, 5 minutes later, his Tri-Care for taking care of his expensive treatment and meds..

So a person with no healthcare working at a low paying job gets cancer they have to pay out of pocket for all meds and treatments pretty much..sounds fair.

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moral of the story: surprise! people who receive - and exploit - government help don't follow only a single party.

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