“What is wrong with those Republicans? Don't they know people need free health care? Free food? Free rent? Free cell phones? Free cash? Don't they know the country needs more debt? The Democrats know all this.”
steveruger on Dec 4, 2013 at 20:30:53
“Tell that to all your Red State freinds who have spent generations living off the federal government.
“Let me guess - smart people make smart decisions and need major medical help. Then the wonderful government will say to the American taxpayers: "What these fine people did is going to cost YOU TAXPAYERS a lot of money!"
There - I hope this makes it last the censors!”
ivsciguy on Nov 18, 2013 at 15:12:02
“If we had single payer healthcare maybe they would actually get the help they need to end their addiction.”
Ricardo Martin on Nov 18, 2013 at 14:16:30
“Yep. The only way to get past the censors is to say the exact OPPOSITE of what is expected.”
jbkorn02 on Nov 18, 2013 at 14:15:41
“But it costs us money every day. They thought they were getting heroin. No one uses this on purpose. If we would stop just locking heroin addicts up and get them help instead I'm willing to see my tax dollars go to that. Definitely not wanting my money to go to feeding prisoners in for being sick.”
“When I see a tattoo covered 300 pounder pushing $250 worth of free junk food out of the grocery store, followed by her three fat kids - I am pretty sure the food stamps have something to do with all that unhealthy fat.”
perlusa on Nov 13, 2013 at 13:41:13
“what suggests to you that they are on Food Stamps? There are thousands of fat middle and upper middle class mothers and children.”
emmeaki on Nov 13, 2013 at 13:33:25
“Food stamps or not, people who eat junk are going to eat it regardless of how it's paid for.”
“I was at a community yard sale a couple weeks ago and looking through some old newspapers and magazines from the late 1950's. I did not see one article, much less a headline, about millions of people starving to death in this country. How could all these papers and magazines have missed a big story like that? After all, this was years before the 15 food giveaway programs that the government has now, including Food Stamps. What could have all the people been eating if the government wasn't handing out eighty billion dollars worth of free food every year?
I also noticed in the pictures in those old magazines that there were no fat people. They seem to have showed up after the massive food giveaways were started. Hmmm.”
larrystenli on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:35:50
“exactly!! the war on poverty has been and is a complete failure. You can not "give" away things for free as there develops a culture of entitlement. Over time it becomes a crutch. Just as we saw with the extension of unemployment benefits. A large percentage of recipients did get a job....After they exhausted there benefits.”
Billie Holiday on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:30:00
“In the 19502, Americans were starving, especially in the South and the Appalachian. Magazines during that time only painted glowing pictures...as did the media. Any person who believes that the 1950s as painted in these magazines, then one also believes that women cooked in the kitchen with high heel shoes on, everyone lived in mansions and drove expensive cars and the only people in the country were white.”
“Generational reliance on government giveaway programs have put people in the shape they are in.”
Billie Holiday on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:23:33
“You should hope that you are never fired, ,downsized, laid-off or suffer a serious injury that disables you for the rest of your life. Karma has a way of whipping a person's a&& and I predict and fervently hope that it body slams you.”
“It is so wonderful that people have a "right" to get their bills paid by somebody else who had to expend part of their lives earning the money. They have a "right" to housing paid for by somebody else, a "right" to free food paid for by somebody else, a "right" to health care paid for by somebody else, a "right" to a free cell phone paid for by somebody else, a "right" to spending cash paid for by somebody else. It is so wonderful!”
menschenfreund on Aug 17, 2013 at 17:30:01
“All those benefits you are so troubled by are lower (by far) than in any so called advanced nation in the world.”
IdahoBlue777 on Aug 17, 2013 at 11:04:24
“You know, what goes around, comes around in this world. Those of us who are lucky enough to have gotten this far without government help need to be thankful for that. When you are born, you are fed, clothed, and in diapers. Chances are, you will die the same way. In between, if you are lucky, you are on your own. It doesn't take much to force a person to dependency, an illness, an accident, a family emergency, an act of nature, etc.. Be grateful for what you have and compassionate to those who don't. If you aren't, fate has a way of making people pay for that.”
umwaitwhat on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:29:49
“So let's abandon the social contract for complete anarchy... You'll be wishing for all those "rights" if that happens.”
“I don't enjoy paying taxes, particularly since I pay a higher effective rate than Governor Romney, but I will take paying taxes any day over having to live on the 'generous' Supplemental Nutrition Program. If we have to cut anywhere, then start with corporate farm aid. While we are doing that maybe we can also clean up tax loopholes so the Governor pays at least as high an effective rate as I do?”
“EITC - tax money away from those who expended their life earning it and hand it to somebody who did not earn it. That's called fair?
Earnings come from employers. If the money is from the government and is means tested - it is welfare, period! More welfare is not the way to get people out of poverty.”
elbzee on Jul 17, 2013 at 13:57:15
“I agree that more welfare is not the way to get people out of poverty. Fair living wages will. Period.”
“There are a lot of people out there who want something for nothing.”
standley on Oct 12, 2013 at 21:56:34
“Including management from all of these greedy corporations who pay these law makers, who want their employees to work for almost nothing.”
Steven Vince on Jun 22, 2013 at 22:16:00
“You mean like members of congress who pay themselves 6 figures + benefits to 'work' 1/3 of the year or people who don't pay US taxes on $20 million in dividend income laundered thru shell corporations set up in the Caymans?”
Keeton2 on Jun 22, 2013 at 20:28:03
“Taxed....more than you know. Read my posts just about one large group in my city from NOLA. Nine years of living off of me, and it will go on forever.”
splashy on Jun 22, 2013 at 14:19:06
“Yes, those wealthy really want to steal everything from the working people, poor and elderly, getting everything for doing nothing constructive.
They are mentally ill, addicted to money and power to the point of being happy to hurt everyone else to get it.”
motoi on Jun 22, 2013 at 13:43:32
“And many of them happen to be 1%ers....”
Cd Anderson on Jun 22, 2013 at 12:26:05
“That is very true, and if we examine ourselves, we are probably amongst them. But does it make sense to you that a handful of fraudulent recipients of welfare even come close to the
Dollars that we spend on corporate welfare like Exxon Mobil to pay zero taxes, and or huge loopholes which allow billionaires to pay as little as 12 and 13% On their massive incomes. Don't care if they're rich. Just care that they pay their fair share. Companies like Exxonmobil who have record profits and not paying taxes? You have no problem with that?”
“When I see the tattoo covered 300 pounders waddling out of Wal-Mart with their $200 worth of free junk food, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I worked hard to earn the money to pay for that.”
“The 10th Commandment says "keep your fingers off your neighbor's wife and out of your neighbor's pockets". When are the left wing religious folks going to start applying that to the professional welfare crowd ?”
CoachMo on May 18, 2013 at 10:15:08
“Ya, those 90 year old legless cripples should be dealt with harshly. Way to go my GOP brother. Screw everyone but us!”
Mr Forgettable on May 18, 2013 at 10:14:35
“You keep going to church, maybe one day something will soak in.”
“I know somebody (not Hispanic) who has been in this country for five years. This person is in their mid 70's and just became a citizen. They have no money or income from their old country. They are in subsidized housing, on food stamps, Medicaid, subsidized dental care from some state program and has a free cell phone with 250 free minutes a month. They get over $500 per month cash from some program, I don't know which. I have calculated the value of their "benefits" at just under $25,000 per year - they never worked a day in this country and never contributed a cent of tax to this country. They cannot speak English. And this person is considered to be in poverty because all of the above benefits are not counted as income. Where is the fairness to the American taxpayer? Will there ever be an advocate for the American taxpayers? Will the Poverty Pimps and Welfare Wonks ever expect any of their constituents to carry their own weight in society?”
highercalling on Mar 20, 2013 at 18:40:25
“Oh please! Are you for real? I know an old lady who lived in a shoe...she had so many children she didn't know what to do. You can say lots of things when you're hiding behind a computer.”
BlueKoi on Mar 20, 2013 at 15:56:34
“I think you made all of this up.. You included every right wing myth,,, you dfdnt miss one of them..
I dont think that there is one shred of truth in anything you claim..”
“If you only had a clue of what you are talking about ----
The top 10 percent of taxpayers paid over 70% of the total amount collected in federal income taxes in 2010, the latest year figures are available. 43% bore just under 30% of the tax burden. And 47% of all Americans pay hardly anything at all.”
lookingtothefuture on Mar 14, 2013 at 14:07:38
“wow...so following that logic we should cut taxes on those poor people who made up 70% of the total...how does the 90% think they can get away with only making up 30% of the total...scandalous!!
EXCEPT - according to recent statistics the top 10% controls 85% of the country's economic wealth...so the top 10% is actually UNDER-taxed.”
Garyd552 on Mar 14, 2013 at 10:15:20
“But, those 10 percent saw their wealth and wage skyrocket. Up 278% while the lower 43% you speak of either had theirs stall at 18% or the lower 20% decline. Now that is what is known as Reaganomics. And to be fair if 2% last year made 98% of the wealth, shouldn't their tax burden be a lot higher? Maybe not to a bagger like you, but to anybody who took economics and civics, yes, they should.”
“12,000,000 illegals will get a pathway to subsidized housing, free food, free health care, free education, free cash, free cell phones, etc... And of course they won't be paying income taxes because of the EITC and CTC, in fact they will most likely get a big bonus at tax time. I suppose that's not going to cost the taxpayers anything either. Oh yea - the laws will not apply to them either.
All this should really make the libs smile:-)”
mamadillo on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:53:15
“The depth of your lack of knowledge is breath-taking. The "free cell phone" service you blather about goes back to the Reagan years and is part of a lifeline system. Many people no longer have landlines, so cellphone service is an option for those who receive public assistance.
What makes *this* lib smile is knowing that your mean-spirited, selfish, me-first motivations are losing traction in this country, where most of us recognize that we're all in this together.”
cowanln on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:26:17
“You mean they will get the same rights of any other american once they become citizens?”
jerryvinter on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:23:16
“The liberals have lost their marbles on this one.”
ResistanceisFutile on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:22:27
“Without all those free things they must be awfully hungary and cold.”
squeezed on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:20:56
“I do get a kick out of how freaking _xen0ph0bic y'all are. ”
“Since the 1960s and LBJ's so called War On Poverty, the taxpayers of this country transferred over $17 Trillion of their hard earned money to the poor and low income through means tested welfare programs. We have over 80 such programs. We now have a huge poverty problem and are $16 Trillion in debt. I guess all that taking and giving didn't work out very well.
The cost of all the wars this country has ever been in are a drop in the bucket compared to this giveaway fiasco that relieves people of all responsibility to care for themselves. I know the current financial situation exacerbates the long term problem but that does not change the fact that it is a long term problem about people being told by the government that they don't have to be responsible for themselves, they can always "qualify" for somebody else's hard earned money. As long as that attitude continues we will have growing debt and a weaker country.”
wingnut1 on Jan 15, 2013 at 14:05:04
“You incorrectly attribute A to B, you perpetuate the pseudo-conservative economic victimization complex but your head is so firmly placed in your derriere you don't realize the irony of complaining about welfare while rationalizing military boondoggle all the while turning a blind eye to corporate welfare which dwarfs the previously mentioned programs. Keep watching Fuax news and feeling sorry for yourself.”
stopmojim on Jan 15, 2013 at 13:58:44
“Yeah, right, like that 16 trillion is all welfare. Ever hear of the military budget? A "drop in the bucket"? Are you that out of tune with reality? Just the present wars we arepresently in are tallying trillions of dollars let alone "all wars". It's people like you that try to paint with a broad brush that make doing the right thing in this country nearly impossible. It is this serious lack of caring or respect for human life that is destroying us, not the destitute.”
wingnut1 on Jan 15, 2013 at 13:52:37
“You are a shill for the Imperialists, moaning about "give aways" to the poor without a single mention about Corporate welfare that dwarfs all other fleecing of this country. Your tired "woe is me I'm supporting lazy people with my hard work" bit##ing is as sad as your laughable/partisan accounting.”
alonglongway on Jan 15, 2013 at 13:48:01
“Bravo. I was cheering inwardly as I read your post.
This administration continues to brainwash the American people into believing that hard work and success are to be vilified and that an ever bigger and wider reaching government is their only hope.”
proudlyliberal23 on Jan 15, 2013 at 13:44:13
“What people are you talking about not caring for themself? the ones working full time for multi national corporations but still qualiofy for food stamps?
Do you know that the majority of people who get welfare actually work?”
crazyface on Jan 15, 2013 at 13:43:37
“where exactly does the government tell anybody they don't have to be responsible for themselves? to qualify for welfare in california, you have to have small children and be ultimately employable. you have three years of support while you go to school, get training, and find a job. then, no more. have more kids, still no more.
but then you heard this somewhere and it's a soothing thing to believe, isn't it--that the government makes people poor, and it has nothing to do with you. but kind of silly.”
Toya Dixon on Jan 15, 2013 at 13:42:03
“Yes, because people who live in poverty strive to stay there. I get really tired of people demonizing the victims. Of course there are people who don't take responsibility for their lives and that will always be the case, but that is NO EXCUSE to abandon all others who are in need. Poverty exists due to the lack of equal opportunities for education, discrimination, and various other extraneous factors. Maybe I'm of a different breed, but seeing as I do have the money to live somewhat comfortably I see no issue with my money being used to help others in need. It absolutely saddens me that people don't see how their apathy towards those in poverty is part of the problem.”