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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:08 PM

27. Counter proposal: If a better welfare system were in place, it would supplement incomes of

of anyone getting less a week or a month than a certain amount, regardless whether they are unemployed, underemployed, sick for a while or whatever. Also, I'd like to see this be needs based. For just one example, actors making tons of money are considered unemployed between movies or, during the summer, when their TV show is not filming. I don't think, for instance, Johnny Galecki, whose net worth is estimated at $245 million, should get a payment out of anyone's tax dollars because Big Bang Theory does not film 52 weeks a year.

Granted, that is an extreme example.

I also think people making a good annual salary for a time have an obligation to save for a "rainy day" rather than spending every penny they make. If there is a needs based system, that could be taken into account.

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