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12-07-2012, 02:48 PM #11
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12-07-2012, 07:25 PM #14
The fact is that fewer Americans are collecting paychecks and the number of Americans using services like food stamps is going up. When you consider this information, you know the "lower" unemployment rate is bogus.Oddball checklists plus Oddball and Serial #d for sale:
12-07-2012, 07:29 PM #15
12-07-2012, 07:36 PM #16
I'm guessing NO ONE here has ever received food stamps, unemployment or any other social safety net.
If you people really believe ANYONE can "live" on these things, then it's crystal clear you guys have no idea how poor people live day by day.
You can't use food stamps for anything other than Food.....OH MY GODZZZ, CAN YOU BELIEVE THESE POOR PEOPLE WANT TO EAT?!??!
Unemployment benefits are a FRACTION of what you used to be paid in your last job.....in other words, if you were making minimum wage, your unemployment benefits will be very, very low....and they don't last forever.
Do SOME people take advantage of these entitlements?
OF COURSE, but they are still necessary because the majority that receive it really do need it.
But who cares about poor people, when you have a job and are not in the same situation as them....right?Science doesn't know everything.....Religion doesn't know anything.
12-07-2012, 07:44 PM #17
12-07-2012, 07:50 PM #18
They want to make a bad system worse so it can be abolished as a failure.
12-07-2012, 08:02 PM #19
My dad has been in unemployment and both my parents used to receive food stamps when they still had the actual paper food stamps, not the debit card they have now.
That's why I NEVER look down on poor people.....my family WAS poor when I was younger and I'll admit that I don't remember it too much, but I know that my parents really needed that help.
Currently, my parents are doing much better these days but who knows what would've happened to them or MYSELF if it wasn't for that help.
I'm only 24 years old, but I've been working since I was 17, and I managed to go to the University of Florida and Florida International University without incurring ANY debt.
I was fortunate to receive pell grants and scholarships to pay my way through school, and I intend to one day get a good job (Well, better than what I have now) and PAY my FAIR SHARE of taxes to this government which HAS helped me and my family out to where we are now.
And I'm NOT the type to cross a bridge and then burn it down......other poor families need food stamps, unemployment, etc to help them out in their tough times.
I'm all for ending corruption of those that DO take advantage of the system, but some people love to talk as if these programs should be completely eliminated, and that's NOT the way to go about it.
Last edited by JustAlex; 12-07-2012 at 08:04 PM.Science doesn't know everything.....Religion doesn't know anything.
12-07-2012, 08:03 PM #20
I think most who object don't object to people who actually need the help, they object to the many people who use the system and don't need it. I know it's hard for some to grasp, but a lot of people don't need unemployment, but choose to use the system instead of doing something better with their life. I have/had 2 family members on unemployment, and can safely say they either didn't deserve it, or shouldn't of been allowed to have it.
One of those family members had a job offer that would've made him slightly more money than being on unemployment, but he turned it down because he could do nothing and still get his unemployment, and believe it or not, it's possible to live on unemployment.