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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 10:05 PM
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25. There's always a potential for abuse.
But the more capitalistic model invites abuse by a small, elite few at the top of the food change rather than by some mythical layer of 'lazy masses, trying to get something for nothing.'

I know that Welfare fraud exists, and I find it odious. But I also know that the numbers reported in popular media are completely out of perspective to the Gestalt of the situation. Massively, - substantially more monies in the system are lost from abuses of the wealthy, such as the electricity issues that were used to destroy Gray Davis in California, than are ever trickled away by a few scams planned by the pathologically indolent. It's like complaining about a hangnail while your carotid artery is in hemorrhage.

The people milking the system are at the top. It's an evil sleight of hand they use to deflect our attention to crow about the 'riff raff' at the dregs of society trying to get the taxpayer to give them a free ride.
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