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Let's cut Corporate Welfare to Social Welfare levels!

Corporate welfare costs our country way more than social welfare and it effects far fewer people. Both are paid by us, through taxes.

Corporate welfare supports people who earn upwards of 200 to 300 times what the workers for these companies earn.

Many of these companies have workers that earn so little that they need social welfare to get by... even though the corporations are posting record profits.

This is double dipping.

Our taxes pay for corporate welfare and social welfare. Yet, these corporations make profits from underpaid employees. Record profits during these years that our country is struggling.

Forget my thread's title. It should be... "Let's cut Corporate Welfare".

Our priorities are so screwed up...

We cut entitlements but not military spending.

Increase military spending but cut support for veterans.

Cut spending on the nations infrastructure but boost corporate entitlements.

The Land of the Free has the highest proportion of it's population behind bars than any other country in the world. Mostly in private, for profit, prisons.

Throw drug users in jail but let CEO's that defraud our country remain free and and able to keep their jobs.

...there are many more examples of how we are not who we pretend to be.

Collateral Damage

Sounds acceptable but it's really the killing of innocent people without accountability.

We have become what our ancestors were afraid we'd become. Heartless murderers.

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.

You're absolutely right. But...

Welfare and food stamps are needed by many because they are single mothers of four or they lost their job when the company moved labor overseas. Real needs.

The abuse of food stamps and welfare is not by the people anywhere near the levels claimed.

The abuse is by the corporations that pay so little that employed people need food stamps and welfare to live.

It's a subsidy so Walmart investors can make a killing.

Fox News: Obamacare is just the redistribution of wealth!

No one on Fox News is against the redistribution of wealth. Not one of them.

They are against changing the direction of the redistribution.

When I was a kid, we were asked to roll our sleeves up to support the local paper mill's union.

I was in a public grade school and our dress code required button down shirts. There was no rule against rolling our sleeves up and the teachers never objected.

I still roll my sleeves up today.

Bring Assad to justice. Don't kill innocent civilians!

Bringing the people responsible to justice is different than bombing Syria.

Syrians are mostly good people. Collateral Damage is just not right.

Bombing Syria is wrong.

Bombing Syrians is more important than jobs in America.

I'm sorry but, collateral damage really bothers me. Killing Syrians in the name of justice (or whatever) is not right. One or two Syrians brought to justice for the atrocities is much different than bombing Syria. We need to get our priorities straight. Syrians are people. People deserve better.

Americans are our people. The same money that is going to bomb Syrians (some good innocent people are going to die if we do this) would be better spent creating jobs for Americans.

If America was a true example of a great nation, then we could teach by example. We used to but, we lost that.

Give Americans a strong economy and a solid middle class and then we can change the world.

Right now we have become a joke. We are lead by leaders that care only about themselves.

Our nation is broke and it has nothing to do with economics.

It's a sad time for America.

Income Inequality vs. Education

Income inequality is a major problem in the US right now. The rich have gotten richer and the poor have gotten poorer for way too long. The problem is not with the economy as much as it is with education.

America was once the gold standard of education. We're now in a free-fall decline among industrialized nations.

I'm not an educator or an economist but I believe if America educated it's people as it should, income in-equality would recede naturally.

Education in America should be free to Americans.

It will cost a lot but it will also cost less than war.

What kind of country are we?

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