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jailthecrooks Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-10 12:09 PM
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15. You drank the Capitalist kool-aid I see
Where does it say that pride for a job well done has to be connected to making obscene profits for some Capitalist a-hole who couldn't care less if you live or die? Pride in a job well done is its own reward. If your company were employee-owned would you get less pride? I'd wager that you'd get a heck of a lot more pride, along with a sense of ownership, security and feeling that you are a part of something bigger than just collecting a paycheck till you are no longer of service and get tossed out on your ass like the millions of kool-aid drinkers before you. Where do you think the elderly who have no choice but to eat cat food worked before they got too old or too ill?

What the OP is saying is that there should be a larger safety net for Americans, one that puts us all on a level playing field and ensures that any and all can bounce back from a temporary bump in the road such as we're having today. You read that to mean that nobody should ever have to work. Interesting outlook on your part one must say.
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  -Can I say it? Fuck Jobs. Naturyl  Jul-28-10 05:32 AM   #0 
  - I agree with you...I think we should have a minimum guaranteed standard of living...  LiberalLoner   Jul-28-10 05:44 AM   #1 
  - food, shelter and medical care as basic right  Mimo78   Aug-12-10 02:59 AM   #13 
  - Add a top notch education and unfettered communications and you're right  jailthecrooks   Aug-16-10 11:55 AM   #14 
  - Yes and no.  ThomCat   Jul-28-10 06:07 AM   #2 
  - indeed. nt  xchrom   Jul-28-10 06:29 AM   #3 
  - Dirty Jobs  Phil The Cat   Sep-09-10 02:46 AM   #18 
  - I agree and disagree  Sherman A1   Jul-28-10 06:38 AM   #4 
  - Pride is a deadly sin  Naturyl   Jul-28-10 06:48 AM   #5 
  - Really?  Sherman A1   Jul-28-10 08:12 AM   #7 
  - You drank the Capitalist kool-aid I see  jailthecrooks   Aug-16-10 12:09 PM   #15 
     - I'm having trouble with the reasoning here.  NewMoonTherian   Sep-23-10 08:19 AM   #19 
     - "willing to be employed or not"  ThomasQED   Sep-28-10 07:27 PM   #21 
        - I certainly do.  Naturyl   Oct-03-10 05:20 PM   #22 
           - How can that be sustainable?  NewMoonTherian   Oct-05-10 08:58 PM   #23 
              - It wouldn't be sustainable.  Boojatta   Jan-23-11 06:11 PM   #29 
                 - So, because others advocate unsustainable policies, you do too?  joeglow3   Feb-14-11 05:24 PM   #31 
  - Is there value in growing food?  NewMoonTherian   Sep-23-10 08:37 AM   #20 
  - So is  Morrisons Ghost   Nov-07-10 09:44 AM   #25 
  - Pride leads to greed and that is what the rethugs thrive on.  Xenotime   Aug-02-10 01:14 PM   #11 
  - What will you give of your own to help your GOP neighbor  stray cat   Jul-28-10 07:20 AM   #6 
  - if you can work, you should  qazplm   Jul-28-10 08:40 AM   #8 
  - And yet they are.  Naturyl   Jul-28-10 11:10 PM   #10 
     - Right wingers love to label people as undeserving  jailthecrooks   Aug-16-10 12:23 PM   #16 
     - How does it work if EVERYONE says "fuck it?"  joeglow3   Dec-13-10 01:14 PM   #27 
  - K&R  JoeyT   Jul-28-10 09:16 AM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-05-10 12:13 PM   #12 
  - FDR added recreation to the list in his Second Bill Of Rights.  bobbolink   Sep-04-10 09:39 PM   #17 
  - agreed  kdt   Oct-13-10 08:32 PM   #24 
  - What counts as "dignified" survival?  Silent3   Dec-04-10 06:35 AM   #26 
  - Kicked&Recommended...  butterfly77   Jan-15-11 03:20 PM   #28 
  - You can either do productive work, or you can have a job. But you can't do both.  saras   Feb-05-11 08:48 PM   #30 
  - Dog... lol I like that  bobbymonterey   Apr-08-11 03:38 AM   #32 
  - I agree. One of the reasons I have always supported welfare  Blue Meany   Apr-28-11 11:20 AM   #33 

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