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TrueTiger
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re: 10% of a poor person's salary...


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We'll just have to give it back in some form of aid, which will waste even more money


We spent around $750 billion on the poor in 2011. If we divided to every household at the $23,000 poverty level they would get about $83,000 per household. If this were handed out on Jan 1, I venture that by the end of the year the so called "rich" would get most it back. Then it would be taxed away and we do it all over again. We have spent trillions of dollars for decades to assist people out of poverty but the percentage of those in poverty has hardly changed since 1965. It still hovers at around 14%.

The "war on poverty" is about as successful as the "war on drugs."
This is nothing more than an exercise in trying to catch unicorns and its been going on nearly 5 decades.

Time for a new approach.






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NC_Tigah
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re: 10% of a poor person's salary...


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On the other hand, I don't mind paying taxes I just want value for what I'm forced to pay. Preferably on the local level. I'd rather pay most of my taxes on a local level rather than a federal level (as it stands now).
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This is hilarioulsy funny
No.

The point of the post you addressed relates the fact that Federal programs are inherently inefficient. It has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what payments go where and to whom. In fact in pursuing that reasoning, you inadvertently make Gumbo's for him.

Why should you or anyone support programs with the uneven redistribution you're histrionically bitching about? You don't like the nature of Federal Distribution? There is a solution. Gumbo laid it out. You somehow found it """hilariously funny""".

I pay a significant sum in taxes every year. Like gumbo, I wouldn't mind paying those breathtaking levels if I had the sense my money was being used anywhere near as efficiently as it would if I personally directed it. I also give a great deal to the community. I'd suspect the effect of those community gifts outstrip the impact of my tax contributions by a 3 to1 ratio or more.

When some nitwit spends millions in Las Vegas to fund a nonsense conference, then crawls his fat arse into a $700/night hot tub to celebrate, using my taxmoney to do it, it is disappointing. It is disappointing to see foodstamps used to buy overpriced potato chips at the 7-11. It is disappointing to see welfare designed to encourage out-of-wedlock childbirth. It is disappointing to see social programs incent poverty and dependence. It is disturbing to see my taxmoney spent to bus little 8y/o's 180mins/day to schools across town because of asinine bureaucracy.

Those are among the thousands and thousands of things that neither you nor I, NOR ANYONE would personally choose to fund.

Got it?






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Archie Bengal Bunker
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Dude, think your thoughts through. Maybe there is a reason why all the complaining comes from the states that receive net federal dollars. Perhaps because we get to see it on a daily basis?



Dude, how about thinking for yourself instead of spouting PT talking points? On welfare, blue states outspend red states by a large margin. Red states are just net, federal welfare leeches.

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VerlanderBEAST
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frick poor people. They are responsible for all of our problems

Signed,

GOP






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StrangeBrew
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I mean, what do you have to lose?


The House of Representatives, majority of Governorships and State Houses for a few.






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