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hfojvt

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11. If you make $8 or $10 or even $12 an hour
Wed Jan 11, 2012, 11:56 AM
Jan 2012

You might see Union workers not as fellow workers like yourself, but as rather rich, privileged a-holes who act like forcing me to pay another $100 in taxes so they can keep their awesome pay and benefits, is somehow a huge benefit to me.

They also see "the poor" as people who WILL not work, and instead just have their hands out asking people who do work to support their lazy a$$es. It's not about wanting them to suffer, it is about wanting them to pull their own weight instead of being a drain on society.

The analogy I would use is of people on a hike. If one person falls and breaks their leg, nobody begrudges carrying that person out of the woods. What they begrudge is some others who see the injured person being carried who then fake an ankle sprain so they can be carried too. They see anti-poverty programs as helping a lot of fakers and free-loaders, and they feel that more people can tough it out, and just walk on their sprained ankles, especially self-inflicted injuries.

I doubt there's any one answer... phantom power Jan 2012 #1
It's because a high percentage of those Repubs. in power are sociopaths. And these, Cal33 Jan 2012 #3
I'm with you on this. newspeak Jan 2012 #9
It's a way of separating themselves from those "other" people. The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2012 #2
Torquemada would have been a rethuglican. lpbk2713 Jan 2012 #4
I did not even mention edhopper Jan 2012 #5
Because a fundamental aspect of the RW philosophy is that the strong in society should be allowed to LeftishBrit Jan 2012 #6
Good post! edhopper Jan 2012 #7
Spot on! PurityOfEssence Jan 2012 #12
Wrongly believing rank and file Republicans "delight in suffering" kctim Jan 2012 #8
I love your posts, they crack me up. Ikonoklast Jan 2012 #10
I agree Puzzledtraveller Jan 2012 #17
I think I was talking more about edhopper Jan 2012 #22
If you make $8 or $10 or even $12 an hour hfojvt Jan 2012 #11
Well, it basically comes to the same thing... LeftishBrit Jan 2012 #15
Whut? lonestarnot Jan 2012 #24
I don't minimize their evil - I think you might have been referring to another post. LeftishBrit Jan 2012 #26
Religion. FarLeftFist Jan 2012 #13
I don't know. I think you have to be born that way. raouldukelives Jan 2012 #14
Oh, they delight in suffering, all right . . . Brigid Jan 2012 #16
It Makes Them Feel "Superior"... KharmaTrain Jan 2012 #18
They don't call it the "R-complex" for nothing: IDemo Jan 2012 #19
To get in real good StarlightGold Jan 2012 #20
To have someone to look down on treestar Jan 2012 #21
Verminists! lonestarnot Jan 2012 #23
For all the reasons already mentioned, plus that... Crankie Avalon Jan 2012 #25
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