Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:26 AM
liberal_at_heart (6,772 posts)
my autistic son asked me who would be better for pres
I told him that Romney would decrease the amount of money we get from the government to help care for him and give it to rich people who already have enough money and don't need it. Speaking of getting a gov check. I keep hearing republicans say that we have too many people in this country receiving a gov check. Maybe just maybe having that many people getting a gov check means we are actually receiving the very services that we pay for in taxes. We pay taxes so we can receive services. We pay taxes so we can drive on roads, go to school, have a fire fighter put out the flames of burning houses. We also pay taxes so that when we are unemployed we can feed our children while we are looking for a job. We also pay taxes so that when a loved one becomes disabled they can still have the care and DIGNITY that they deserve. We pay taxes so that when we are too old to work anymore we can still feed ourselves and go to the doctor. We pay these taxes. We should get services. Otherwise we have taxation without representation. And any republican who says otherwise should explain whether or not they themselves have ever benefited from social security, medicare, or unemployment insurance. Only problem is we already know what their response would be. That they earned it and deserve it and the poor people don't.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. - John W. Gardner
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my autistic son asked me who would be better for pres (Original post)
Response to liberal_at_heart (Original post)
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:58 AM
Control-Z (8,917 posts)
1. The way I see it,
they are the ones mooching off the system. Subsidies, special tax loopholes, golden parachutes, and whatever "legal" ways they've come up with to get paid for having money. They are allowed to live in our country, and prosper from the hard work of our citizens.
They are the takers. We are the makers. And I'm damned sick and tired of hearing it stated the other way around. They wouldn't have a penney to piss on without the whole 99 percent below them. No roads, no bridges, no services, no products, no more money, without us, the makers, who provide for them.
Good post. K&R
Response to Control-Z (Reply #1)
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:36 AM
fasttense (15,050 posts)
2. There is a reason they are called the idle rich and the filthy rich.
Because they do NOTHING for the money they con out of our nation. They are free loaders who merely sit back and reap the rewards of an unjust economic system their forefathers created. They luxuriate in their ill gotten gains and complain that working people want too much.
And they have the nerve to look down on us working class Americans.