So, just because you exist then that places an interminable obligation on me to make sure that you, and yours are provided for? No ,matter the circumstances? And I am obligated to see things just as you see them, because by me seeing things from a different perspective than you, my perspective is automatically wrong? And if you define your needs so much more richly than I define my needs then I am then obligated to provide for you to my own harm? And I am obligated to do thios because you, and some politician feel good by taking from me and giving to others? So you feel no need to support your family because you can use the power of the state to take from me to give to yours?And yes, I have seen those with a welfare card buy food that I could not afford. My wife worked as the night manager of a grocery store and welfare cards bought steak and shrimp and other high priced goods. Every Month. When the cards got filled there was a run on those products in the store. The real kicker is this - When my kids were born my wages didn't automatically go up. But that means an increase in the benefits for those on welfare. But I suppose that makes perfect sense. Welfare in the USA runs from $12,000 in some states to in excess of $43,000 in others. That's pretty good wages at the top end, and a real motivation to not seek a job... But I guess I should have to support them because I am so stupid that I try to hold a job and pay my own way...
The problem is not with the taxes as much as it is how the taxes are used. I have seen the same abuse by welfare recipients. They buy their food with food stamps, which is now a debit card. Then, they pull out some wadded up cash with which to buy their cigarettes. If they can afford the cigarettes, they don't need my assistance to buy the food.
Then, they pull out some wadded up cash with which to buy their cigarettes. If they can afford the cigarettes, they don't need my assistance to buy the food.
@WizdumThe wadded up cash story didn't come from the media. I worked in a grocery store while I was finishing my college degree. I saw it happen numerous times. It IS common, probably more than most people realize.
@WizdumI saw it happen numerous times. It IS common, probably more than most people realize.
if you didn't denounce them, then you are complicit.[...]YOU are one of the root of the problem you are complaininig.
it doesn't actually make me complicit in the problem
Soltanto lo spirito di servizio
Only the spirit of service
La lotta alla mafia, il primo problema da risolvere nella nostra terra bellissima e disgraziata, non doveva essere soltanto una distaccata opera di repressione, ma un movimento culturale e morale che coinvolgesse tutti e specialmente le giovani generazioni, le più adatte a sentire subito la bellezza del fresco profumo di libertà che fa rifiutare il puzzo del compromesso morale, dell'indifferenza, della contiguità e quindi della complicità.
the figth versus the mafia, the first problem to solve in our country, shound be only a repression, but a cultural movement of everybody, especially the new geenration, the most adeguate to feel the beauty of the freedom and the orro of the moral compromise, indifference, contiguity and then complicity
Traditionally, this problem is particularly a matter of concern in Italy.
Reboot in Progress.....