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mikesilvia
07-27-2012, 02:00 PM
It is clear that many Americans who are not in wealthiest 20% support policies that maintain the inequality in the distribution of wealth. Why is that?

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jessejordan419
07-28-2012, 04:35 PM
Because Americans work for what they have
Because Americans reject socialist and communist policies, even when they are forced on them
Because income redistribution is really govt. theft
Because Americans know it is wrong to take from those who earn and give to those who do not
Because Americans realize welfare policies only distribute misery equally
Because Americans realize how welfare and redistribution have wrecked this country
Because Americans realize that the only thing the govt. can do well is raise an army and have the greatest Armed Force the world has ever seen, and that anything else the govt. does it completely fails at.

Must I go on?

shrewsbury
07-28-2012, 05:59 PM
jesse, good post

Wickabee
07-28-2012, 06:13 PM
Because Americans believe the trickle-down theory is gospel, which will ultimately be their downfall.

MadMan1978
07-28-2012, 08:42 PM
Because Americans believe the trickle-down theory is gospel, which will ultimately be their downfall.

better point...

JustAlex
07-28-2012, 09:05 PM
Because Americans believe the trickle-down theory is gospel, which will ultimately be their downfall.
I would also add:

Because Americans are manipulated on a daily basis by various factors.

And because some Americans are just too ignorant to understand what's really going on.

JustAlex
07-28-2012, 09:10 PM
Because Americans realize that the only thing the govt. can do well is raise an army and have the greatest Armed Force the world has ever seen, and that anything else the govt. does it completely fails at.
Haha, what????

Our Army is corrupt like crazy and have been torturing god knows how many people in the past decade.

We spend more money on our Military than every other country on this planet and we still FAILED MISERABLY in the Middle East.


BTW, how can you preach about the bible so much and the only "positive" thing you have to say on government is probably the most corrupt and evil thing they do?

I will never understand how christians can reject wanting government to help poor people but they're willing to praise it for KILLING people overseas.

mrveggieman
07-30-2012, 09:55 AM
Haha, what????

Our Army is corrupt like crazy and have been torturing god knows how many people in the past decade.

We spend more money on our Military than every other country on this planet and we still FAILED MISERABLY in the Middle East.


BTW, how can you preach about the bible so much and the only "positive" thing you have to say on government is probably the most corrupt and evil thing they do?

I will never understand how christians can reject wanting government to help poor people but they're willing to praise it for KILLING people overseas.


CHURCH!! :love0030::love0030::love0030:

Tivo32
07-30-2012, 01:30 PM
I will never understand how christians can reject wanting government to help poor people but they're willing to praise it for KILLING people overseas.

You may not believe this Alex, but it's not all Christians, but the loudest ones unfortunately.

As to your second point, it's because the Christian church should be the one who raises and gives the most money to help the poor and disenfranchised, but since we've done a sucky job of that, we don't want to be embarrassed and have someone else do what we are supposed to (per our beliefs).

jessejordan419
07-30-2012, 06:47 PM
Because Americans believe the trickle-down theory is gospel, which will ultimately be their downfall.

I don't know anyone who accepts this cliche mantra. But of you like mantras, here is a couple for you.

Trickle Up Poverty, By Michael Savage
Trickle Down Tyranny, also by Michael Savage

Those two have far more merit than yours.

jessejordan419
07-30-2012, 07:00 PM
Haha, what????

Our Army is corrupt like crazy and have been torturing god knows how many people in the past decade.

We spend more money on our Military than every other country on this planet and we still FAILED MISERABLY in the Middle East.


BTW, how can you preach about the bible so much and the only "positive" thing you have to say on government is probably the most corrupt and evil thing they do?

I will never understand how christians can reject wanting government to help poor people but they're willing to praise it for KILLING people overseas.

If you have not noticed, America sends its war machine to evil despotic places, to effectively and efficiently eliminate threats, so that you may sleep peaceful and securely at night.

God ordered Israel to war many times, and that is when they succeeded. When Israel went to war against God's will, they lost heavily.

The Commandment is, Thou Shall Not Commit Murder, not thou shall not kill. Liberals refuse to differentiate between the two.

Liberals also slaughter innocent life in the womb, but at the same time let justice go unpunished on Death Row. Murderers, rapists, and the like are far more precious than the innocent babies in the womb. And by 2 months, they have arms, legs, and a head. Life has already begun well before the second month of pregnancy.




Now on to Charity. Charity is the giving out of one's own pocket to those in need, or organazations that do this. The government robs your money to give mostly to those who are fully capable of caring for themselves, but cry racism when you try to wean them off of the govt. teet. Govt. also wastes considerably more than private charity, is gouged by contractors, and by and large gives to the scammers of the system.

Private Charity is FAR MORE EFFICIENT, just as every other aspect of PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. Govt. welfare is NOT CHARITY. Please do not confuse this. If liberals even truely cared for others, they could donate their income to the govt. to do their charity for them. However, they would rather force everyone else to do this instead. If you look at statistics, conservatives give FAR MORE to charity than liberals per capita of the "rich class". Look for yourself, the stats are there, I won't spoon feed anyone anymore.

Wickabee
07-30-2012, 07:03 PM
I don't know anyone who accepts this cliche mantra. But of you like mantras, here is a couple for you.

Trickle Up Poverty, By Michael Savage
Trickle Down Tyranny, also by Michael Savage

Those two have far more merit than yours.
I have no mantra. Trickle down doesn't work.

jessejordan419
07-30-2012, 08:46 PM
We failed miserably in the Middle East because it was purposeful. The puppet masters needed a land war(in Iraq) to destroy vehicles, helicopters, weapons, etc. to enrich the military industrial...

Wickabee
07-31-2012, 02:39 PM
If you have not noticed, America sends its war machine to evil despotic places, to effectively and efficiently eliminate threats, so that you may sleep peaceful and securely at night.

God ordered Israel to war many times, and that is when they succeeded. When Israel went to war against God's will, they lost heavily.

The Commandment is, Thou Shall Not Commit Murder, not thou shall not kill. Liberals refuse to differentiate between the two.

Liberals also slaughter innocent life in the womb, but at the same time let justice go unpunished on Death Row. Murderers, rapists, and the like are far more precious than the innocent babies in the womb. And by 2 months, they have arms, legs, and a head. Life has already begun well before the second month of pregnancy.




Now on to Charity. Charity is the giving out of one's own pocket to those in need, or organazations that do this. The government robs your money to give mostly to those who are fully capable of caring for themselves, but cry racism when you try to wean them off of the govt. teet. Govt. also wastes considerably more than private charity, is gouged by contractors, and by and large gives to the scammers of the system.

Private Charity is FAR MORE EFFICIENT, just as every other aspect of PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. Govt. welfare is NOT CHARITY. Please do not confuse this. If liberals even truely cared for others, they could donate their income to the govt. to do their charity for them. However, they would rather force everyone else to do this instead. If you look at statistics, conservatives give FAR MORE to charity than liberals per capita of the "rich class". Look for yourself, the stats are there, I won't spoon feed anyone anymore.

If you get past the unwarranted hostility, blind hatred for everyone left-of-center and the false claim that he's been spoon-feeding us instead of telling us he won't spoonfeed us, Jesse actually makes some solid points.

ensbergcollector
07-31-2012, 04:13 PM
Haha, what????

Our Army is corrupt like crazy and have been torturing god knows how many people in the past decade.

We spend more money on our Military than every other country on this planet and we still FAILED MISERABLY in the Middle East.


BTW, how can you preach about the bible so much and the only "positive" thing you have to say on government is probably the most corrupt and evil thing they do?

I will never understand how christians can reject wanting government to help poor people but they're willing to praise it for KILLING people overseas.

christians are not against helping poor people. they are against the government taking money and giving it to those who abuse the system and/or do not need help. Whether people want to admit it or not, christians do more for the aiding of needy then people realize. Just because I am against a healthy 25 year old male receiving years worth of aid from the government, does not mean I am against helping poor people