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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


Aren't we as taxpayers already providing most everything for them. What's the point of institutionalizing them as well? They are living off of taxpaying Americans either way.





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Poodlebrain
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


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But I think you and others on the board overstate the percentage of them that are simply frick ups.
What is the percentage that are simply frick ups? What were the percentages that were simply frick ups at specific points in time in the past? If there have been changes in the percentages, why?

Policies that subsidize bad decisions will result in increased bad decisions. And we have policies that subsidize bad decisions. Shouldn't we review our policies to determine if the costs of the subsidies for bad decisions exceed the benefits for those intended? That would be a rational approach, but it is unlikely to occur. Another rational approach would be that suggested in the OP which would be an attempt to prevent bad decisions by limiting the ability of the beneficiaries to make any decisions, and thus fewer bad ones.






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CITWTT
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


Technically they already are at this point. They are chained in bonds that they have become enamored of over time. The "mental health" wards are fully occupied with the ignorant that can't recognize they are worse than servants to thier masters. They know not they have been bought and sold with the table scraps that fall on the floor.





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CITWTT
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


Build a wall around the state of Wyoming excluding Yellow Stone, and say welcome to it as they enter.





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TroyTider
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


Wyoming is way too cold for too much of the year for this idea to be accepted. Don't you remember LBJ stating IIRC, " All they want is Loose shoes, tight pussy and a warm place to sleep"?





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CITWTT
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


Oh well, having failed history they will not know to rub two sticks together to start a fire.





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WildTchoupitoulas
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


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Should the poor be institutionalized?

No, they shouldn't.

But that's exactly what's happening to them.






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I B Freeman
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


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No, they shouldn't.

But that's exactly what's happening to them.


They will never be "free" until they stop taking welfare.






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catholictigerfan
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


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I am not advocating the community as much as I am pointing out the absurdity of the cost of our current welfare spending and the mindset of those that have no limit on the spending they want the government to undertake in the name of the "poor".



we agree here






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I B Freeman
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


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I am not advocating the community as much as I am pointing out the absurdity of the cost of our current welfare spending and the mindset of those that have no limit on the spending they want the government to undertake in the name of the "poor".


we agree here


Of course if the churches provide the charity they once did they would have more people in the pews and the burden on the state would not be as much. But instead we see 250 preachers sign petitions against Jindal's tax plan even though it will do very little damage to the poor and will offer large benefits to the working poor and middle class.






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catholictigerfan
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Of course if the churches provide the charity they once did they would have more people in the pews and the burden on the state would not be as much. But instead we see 250 preachers sign petitions against Jindal's tax plan even though it will do very little damage to the poor and will offer large benefits to the working poor and middle class.



just because I follow Christ doesn't mean I agree with every pastor in the Christian Church.

I believe the government should step in where charities can't outside of that government should stay out of it. They should also provide a system that doesn't hurt the poor, even if that system includes no safety net no aid to the poor.






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Kickadawgitfeelsgood
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re: Should the poor be institutionalized?


Start intitutionalizing the Wall St. criminals over the past decades...then we can have this discussion.





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I B Freeman
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Start intitutionalizing the Wall St. criminals over the past decades...then we can have this discussion.


Of course. We should start with Paulson and Geithner and Barnake.






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WildTchoupitoulas
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They will never be "free" until they stop taking welfare.

On being "Free":

"Man will not be free until the last king is strangled by the intestines of the last priest."

Denis Diderot


"Work makes you free"

Theodor Eicke






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