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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Jimmy... Dead., Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Doesn't really matter at this point. The conservative ultra billionaire plan is to get rid of all 'entitlements'. It's the libertarian/Ayn Randian fantasy.
     
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    Do you know the main reason a person can have a job but still need food stamps?

    Because he / she makes the conscious decision to have kids

    A single person can survive on minimum wage with no government assistance no problem

    It’s the KIDS who make them qualify to receive YOUR money!

    Rich people did not make them fuck and conceive. They had the AUDACITY to go “hey I make minimum wage but I’ll have a kid anyway cuz i’ll get food stamps”. Dont blame rich people or Walmart or amazon or the minimum wage.

    Maybe if there was no social safety net they’d think twice about reproducing eh? Make sure they have enough money to support a whole family on their own before nutting raw dog in a fertile pussy?
     
  3. Dak

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    Social Security has turned into a transfer program from young people to old people. As far as the "social safety net" goes:

    Like seat belts and helmets, increased "safety" nets increase risky behavior. When it's very localized this is less likely to occur because you are accountable to the community. Faceless bureaucracy removes that constraint.
     
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    Is this an argument against seat belts and helmets?
     
  5. The Ozzman

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    It's a fucking problem when these people have EBT because they are working poor but still use some of that money they get while working to spend on shit like alcohol, tobacco, or whatever the fuck else they don't need to survive. Maybe if they didn't buy that shit, they wouldn't need to be on EBT
     
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    Yeah, that's obviously bad. Do you think that example is indicative of the majority of EBT beneficiaries?
     
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    I honestly don't know but given societal trends it is highly likely this is at least 50% of cases

    edit (because @Satanstoenail likes when I edit stuff): EBT is fine if you don't abuse it. I don't know what percentage of people abuse it though
     
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    There's increasing (but still minimal) talk about eliminating plastic shell helmets in football for this reason. Car safety is also a bit different than cash transfers economically, but the behavioral incentive structures have sufficient parallel.

    As far as EBT goes, my limited time working at a rural NC supermarket had plenty of anecdotal evidence of EBT "fraud", "fraud" meaning that regardless of reported income, they weren't going to starve without it. I loaded EBT purchased groceries into luxury SUVs. I watched people use EBT and cash combined to eat "high on the hog" as it were. Steaks, Lobster, Beer, etc. Not exactly eggs, milk, and bread.
     
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    Actually lol'd.

    Actually lol'd.
     
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    105231808-RTS1SX37.530x298.jpg

    [TDS Peaking]
     
  12. The Ozzman

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    My question is whether or not that's technically treason
     
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    Because clicking the link to see the headline is SoOoOoOo hard.
     
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    I'm interested in what exactly it was you edited in your first post.
     
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    Along the lines of "I'm not the only one who doesn't or hasn't posted headlines for links so I'm not sure what the big deal is"
     
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    oh shit :lol:
     
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    What a plot twist :lol:
     

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