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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:38 PM

Republicans have it half right about Welfare...

Welfare, and similar programs, should not exist.

But, what they will not admit, is that these social programs exist to support businesses that pay below a livable wage.

This is not welfare for the poor. It is a giveaway to business. The poor are compensated by the government so that business may profit.

Business profits directly from the taxes we pay and the poor are blamed.

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Reply Republicans have it half right about Welfare... (Original post)
tecelote Oct 2013 OP
silverweb Oct 2013 #1
liberal N proud Oct 2013 #2
Jackpine Radical Oct 2013 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Oct 2013 #4
TheDebbieDee Oct 2013 #5

Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:41 PM

1. Well said.

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]Now that this has been cogently expressed, it must be repeated and repeated and repeated until it gets through to the densest, most brainwashed, and most closed minds.

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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:42 PM

2. The republicans would leave everyone to starve

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:44 PM

3. Not everyone can or does work.

You're right about the sub-living wage thing, of course.

But we really ought to have a guaranteed minimum income that would replace both welfare and unemployment. I think most people would choose to work & make a higher income, and those without job prospects would be less likely to resort to desperate measures. We can afford to do this. We're rich enough. We just have to figure out how to distribute wealth better. Nobody ever seems to complain about all the rich fucks living on the proceeds of Grampa's corporate piracy.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:46 PM

4. Their philosophy and actions are contradictory

they say they don't want people to be on welfare but then they box people in by denying them protections and failing to ensure that the "free market" pays them enough of a wage and provide enough benefits so that they don't have to turn to welfare to simply survive.

BTW Wal-Mart is the perfect example of what you are saying in your OP

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:39 PM

5. I'm trying to commit the jist of your post to memory.....

 

so that I can quickly counter the next complaint I hear about the takers/people/families surviving on SNAP and Section 8 Housing Vouchers!

K&R!

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