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

lazy pos

poor people have such a sense of entitlement

also the estate tax is totally unfair i deserve every penny my daddy made on the back of the working class

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poor people have such a sense of entitlement

also the estate tax is totally unfair i deserve every penny my daddy made on the back of the working class

Why would you get the money directly from your daddy, when the government can take it and then give it to you via entitlements?

Some people...

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I thought this little story was relevant to some of the stuff we've discussed in here over the last few months...

Went to my family's Christmas part over the holidays... long story short, it almost turned into a church service with all the talking about how god has done this and done that... and then my uncle gets up and proceeds to tell us how we need to pray for our country, how Obama is destroying it, etc., etc.

A little about my uncle... he's retired from the military with over 25 years service and full benefits, and also retired from a local gov't job where he worked after his military service, also with full benefits... needless to say, he's pretty well off. Paid off house, new truck every year, etc.

So afterwards we're talking and he's telling us this story of how he went to the VA about his benefits and how the guy at the VA awarded him all these "new" benefits because of his various "health problems" (which are marginal at best), and told us that he qualified for an additional $1200/mo in benefits.

I just found it interesting that the same person who was just railing about how Obama was destroying our country is essentially "on the take" for benefits he doesn't really need, but doesn't seem to see the problem with it.

I find this to be a growing problem. I guess it's the "I may as well get my share too" attitude...

I was personally very put off by his attitude, and frankly had always thought better of him as a person.

Im not surprised. The majority of people I know that get govt assistance are Republican Obama haters. They also go on and on about how the govt spends too much money on entitlement programs while they are sitting on there ass all day pulling in govt checks. They all seem to think there reason for getting it is legit.

One day im going to point out the hypocrisy to them.

Edit- sounds like a hhorrible Christmas. Sorry :(

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Kinda hard not to take free $$ off the table... No matter what side of the fence you stand on

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I thought this little story was relevant to some of the stuff we've discussed in here over the last few months...

Went to my family's Christmas part over the holidays... long story short, it almost turned into a church service with all the talking about how god has done this and done that... and then my uncle gets up and proceeds to tell us how we need to pray for our country, how Obama is destroying it, etc., etc.

A little about my uncle... he's retired from the military with over 25 years service and full benefits, and also retired from a local gov't job where he worked after his military service, also with full benefits... needless to say, he's pretty well off. Paid off house, new truck every year, etc.

So afterwards we're talking and he's telling us this story of how he went to the VA about his benefits and how the guy at the VA awarded him all these "new" benefits because of his various "health problems" (which are marginal at best), and told us that he qualified for an additional $1200/mo in benefits.

I just found it interesting that the same person who was just railing about how Obama was destroying our country is essentially "on the take" for benefits he doesn't really need, but doesn't seem to see the problem with it.

I find this to be a growing problem. I guess it's the "I may as well get my share too" attitude...

I was personally very put off by his attitude, and frankly had always thought better of him as a person.

I have noticed a thin line between the "upper entitled" and "lower entitled."

It is human nature to want to have everything for nothing. The way I see it, those who are "upper" want to protect their free ticket by trying to make other freeloaders look bad, and is much easier to do so when you appear to be upper class.

"Lowers" try to protect their ticket by trying to act as a victim, and that their life isn't as great as you seem to think it is on welfare.

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also the estate tax is totally unfair i deserve every penny my daddy made on the back of the working class

How does this enlightened theory of yours work when the daddy WAS the working class?

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how does it change when daddy was the working class?

make your own money.

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You can't really be surprised by the oxymoron that is the "religious right". I'm not religious myself, but I know enough of the Bible to know that most of the people that thump their Bibles the hardest would not have been down to die the kind of terrible deaths that most of the 12 disciples and most of the apostles suffered; they would abandon their faith in a heartbeat if the stakes ever got that high. They claim to be Christians while picking and choosing the portions of scripture they want to apply and obey. It's no surprise that some of the most hate filled people on planet earth are strict adherents of one form of sky worship or another.

Ghandi once said: "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ". That quote makes me laugh every time I read it because it is incredibly true.

But yeah, most people would not have a problem with "entitlements" if those they deemed unworthy did not also get said "entitlements".

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You can't really be surprised by the oxymoron that is the "religious right". I'm not religious myself, but I know enough of the Bible to know that most of the people that thump their Bibles the hardest would not have been down to die the kind of terrible deaths that most of the 12 disciples and most of the apostles suffered; they would abandon their faith in a heartbeat if the stakes ever got that high. They claim to be Christians while picking and choosing the portions of scripture they want to apply and obey. It's no surprise that some of the most hate filled people on planet earth are strict adherents of one form of sky worship or another.

Ghandi once said: "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ". That quote makes me laugh every time I read it because it is incredibly true.

But yeah, most people would not have a problem with "entitlements" if those they deemed unworthy did not also get said "entitlements".

I'm actually surprised it took this long for someone to make a generic Christian-bashing post.

Is the tinderbox growing up?

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Cute little anecdotal story you have there, but unless you can post some charts and graphs, and maybe a quote or two from a peer reviewed article, with links to the original source material, I'm afraid I can't be expected to take this all that seriously.

the difference is he's not making a sweeping generalization with his anecdote. it's a story for the sake of bringing up discussion.

if he said "my uncle is a republican moocher, therefore all republicans are actually moochers" you'd have an excellent point. but he did not.

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Ghandi once said: "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ". That quote makes me laugh every time I read it because it is incredibly true.

sorry to derail...

A good quote but it may not be something Gandhi ever said...

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=61900

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I'm actually surprised it took this long for someone to make a generic Christian-bashing post.

Is the tinderbox growing up?

It's not generic; I respect true Christians i.e. people who are like Christ; most of the "religious right" are more like the Pharisees that harassed and ultimately killed Jesus. If you adhere to the tenets of your faith, there is no need to take offense. If the shoe fits and you are another hate filled hypocrite who points out the specks in other people's eyes while ignoring the log in your own eye.....then by all means wear the shoe.

The people bitching about "entitlements" while they themselves benefit from entitlements are like people who think their poo doesn't stink. It's a playground mentality displayed by children.

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