The Entitled States of America: We Want More! “I’m here to get a check … whatever they’ve got to offer,” he explains. “It’s not like they’ve got a checklist … I’m just here to get what I can get.” If you’re still working, you’re paying for your own lunch and someone else’s free one. Got a problem with that?

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KimmyQueen March 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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I do agree that everyone should have prosperity and not be kept from it if get they want it and willing to work for it, however, people should not expect to get something for nothing. Even if it is little work as much as you can do it is better for the soul than to stand in line for a hand out. These people are then soulless.

Paden March 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

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My personal belief is we should/must ( subsidize) feed the hungry and take care of the elderly and disabled.
I support Social security for those who earned it, unemployment compensation and even “bridge cards” for people who REALLY need help.

We cant let people starve or allow families to be thrown into the streets.

But I do NOT support subsidizing the lazy and the unwilling.
I don’t support the liberals handing public money ( tax money) out like candy for the sole purpose of buying votes and securing the next election(S)

Free cell phones? high speed cable? state funded birth control, state funded abortions etc etc etc, all those other entitlements” should go!

Obama’s illegal relatives live in section 8 housing, receive SSI, food stamps and use safe link cell phones…
Besides living better than a whole lot of AMERICANS Obama’s relatives dam near have diplomatic immunity too :)

Alien March 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

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+1 i think you strike a decent balance here

KimmyQueen March 29, 2012 at 4:49 am

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It is called charities. Regulate charities to make sure that they are not doing anything unethical or illegal, but do not punish charities for doing true charitable work (which is happening more and more). I do not believe that tax payers per se should turn to government or to the IRS to fulfill their charitable contributions. Government if anything should leave tax payers to fullfill their charitable contributions in peace and not demand more funds from them through direct or indirect taxation and “penalties” (and also for the charitable institutions).

Now there are people that due to a lot of issues may not have charitable assistance either from a foundation or family or community either because they are isolated, they do not qualify or some other reasons. I do believe that the government should allocate what it takes (the minimal that it should take to do the work of government which means budgeting and taking out programs and departments that are dead weight), in order to help those that for any reason cannot take care of themselves and charities are for whatever reason not an option.

As we see though government is wasteful, so it is to be expected that those that put their faith in government are also wasteful. People usually follow the leader and if the leader is not concerned, people will not be concerned. I think that is going to take a President and a Congress who really CARE to do the right thing regardless of the difficulties it will take at first and so far I dont see that happening.

Notsosilent March 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm

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Wheres our troll, this is his story….gimme free stuff or I will occupoop.

Notsosilent March 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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Gee the troll gave me a thumbs down…A badge of honor, keep occupooping!

pink Floyd March 29, 2012 at 4:00 am

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“we should/must ( subsidize) feed the hungry ”
Hunger is an excellent motivator.

If we subsidize, as you say, then what is the impetus for those in poverty to eventually support themselves? We once had strong churches and charities and local unity that would help those who needed it until they could help themselves.
As soon as the Government stepped in and took responsibility for the poor all of those strong private entities began to weaken to the point that they are almost non-existent now.

I don’t like to see ANYONE hungry or homeless, but when government becomes mother, father brother and sister the population then expects to be cared for and can no longer care for itself.

“let us not make them easy in their poverty, but rather drive them out of it.”

KimmyQueen March 29, 2012 at 4:51 am

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I hadn’t read your post before I posted but that is exactly right. Exactly right. The poor and the hungry should be helped by people not by “government”. People will exhort them to work hard in order to get what they need, government will not, because government does not make its own money, people do.