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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:35 PM
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A few facts for the tea-bag people to think about.
Any tea-bag person (to be called tbp from here on) who has any elderly family members, poor family members, handicapped family members better have some money saved up, or a very twisted sense of family.

.............right now, those family members of yours are being greatly assisted by "the commons". Some of "MY" tax money is being spent in ways that directly help them. Do I mind? not really, because what helps one, helps all in the larger sense.

.............if the tbp legislators you all love so much, get their way, watch for these family members to start coming to YOU for assistance...directly from "your" money. your taxes/fees/surcharges in your communities/states go UP UP UP , as resources once available to them wither away and disappear. Most communities feel a responsibility to the citizens, and when they have no federal or little federal aid, they will come a'knockin' at the doors of the people who live there.. they will be taking locally what they used to get federally. better start saving some money now for that concierge doctor you might be wanting, since those emergency rooms will really be filling up once desperate people have no other option.

............states & communities will always feel the pressure and need to feed children, educate children & generally care for them , even if the pressure to do so does not always achieve the goal , so when birth control & family planning places get de-funded/closed up, there will be extra mouths to feed, even if you don't want to.

............the money that tbps love to funnel to the rich at the top (just in case someday they get rich too) will not create jobs, so those unemployed kids of yours will be needing a place to stay for a very long time, and many will stay/return with spouses & kids of their own. ..they probably will not pay you rent, so you better be saving up to pay those extra bills cuts don't really help much if you don't owe much to start with or you are unemployed. the money you miss out on by not having a decent wage, cannot be overcome by a few extra bucks at tax time. could ignore the pleas of your family members, you could turn away those grown kids, but if the safety net is gone for them, it;s also gone for you, and it may not be a good idea to piss off someone who may be called upon to take care of you someday...

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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:46 PM
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1. There's aT Party type in every family
He's the one who will talk big now about how it's the family's responsiblity to take care of their own, and how he wants the govt to get out of their family's decisions, but when the chips are down he'll gladly palm off the "problem" to a sibling, citing that he's too busy with his own problems and work to help take care of mom.

Believe me, every family has one.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:52 PM
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2. Asking teabag types to think is fruitless. They only hear what they want to -
Whatever supports their tired bullshit.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:01 PM
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3. That's why it is wise to be nice to your kids, they get to choose your
nursing home...sigh.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:06 PM
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4. The Teabag sheep have no use for facts...
Why should they waste their beautiful minds on something like that?
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