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Bobby-Joe 07-26-2010 07:50 PM

Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Yes, it is the utra-liberal Washington Post, but occassionally their editors make a mistake and let some REAL American in. This is time is Neel Kashakari.

For those who aren't familer with Kashakri
Quote:

The writer, a managing director of the investment management firm PIMCO, served as an assistant Treasury secretary during the George W. Bush administration. He led the Office of Financial Stability and ran the Troubled Assets Relief Program until May 2009.
So Kashakri is telling it as it is to the greedy swine who steal money out of the mouths of the hard working rich in an article titled
No more 'me first' mentality on entitlements

Quote:

The fiscal crisis in Europe has awoken Americans to the enormous challenge we face from entitlements. The promises our country has made over the past few decades, combined with changing demographics and rising costs, have put us on a path to national insolvency. Unless we control our deficits we will face stifled economic growth and impaired standards of living, perhaps even as soon as a few years from now. Most economists agree that raising taxes cannot pay for these commitments; entitlements must be cut. Before we can embrace any reform proposals, however, we must understand the influence our culture has on our decision making.

A nation’s culture can have a profound impact on its competitiveness. Our shared beliefs in free markets, fair play and the rule of law inspire entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams and give global investors confidence to bring their money to America. These beliefs have passed from citizen to citizen, from generation to generation. They have strengthened over our history and brought an important competitive edge to the United States.

Our belief in free markets is founded on the idea that each individual acting in his or her self-interest will lead to a superior outcome for the whole. The financial crisis has reminded us that free markets are not perfect—but they do allocate capital better than any other system we know. A “me first” mentality usually makes markets more efficient.

But this “me first” mentality can also lead to shortsighted political decision making. Most Americans agree that we need more energy from clean sources, such as wind power—until someone proposes installing a transmission line near their homes. Most people are against earmarks—unless it is their representative scoring money for their district.
It is very simple; greed is good. It encouraged countless generations of Americans like Carnegie, Rockefeller and JP Morgan to do the hard and thankless work to make their country the greatest on earth. Pure uninhibited selfishness has led (with some minor exceptions) to 150 years of uninterrupted prosperity. That is why it in the public interest the Rich hold 90% of the nation's wealth, not have to pay taxes and be allowed to pass those fortunes on to their children.

If greed is not rewarded why should any of them work at all?

HOWEVER
, this "greed is good" it totally unacceptable went it comes to social entitlements. The poor did not EARN the right to be paid to do nothing like the son of a hard working CEO. This is just money wasted that cripples the countries potential and moral fiber. Americans need to know they can rely on themselves, not be some economic cripple like FDR and be forced to rely on some Nanny State.

There is a time for collective public action; like when we need to wage wars upon other people's. That is time for selflessness and American citizens should be willing step forward to fill the ranks of our nations military. They need to drop their selfishness and understand American business has every right to get top dollar for the equipment they supply to fight these wars too. They need to understand the rich need to focus on war production and not be distracted so their son's should be exempted from any conscription.

Americans just need to get over their selfishness.

Billy Bob Jenkins 07-26-2010 08:03 PM

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The poor fail to realize that they are an indispensible part of the American system. Every economist knows that we need at least 3 or 4% unemployment to make sure employers have a well of cheap labor to keep producing optimally. If it wasn't for starving, out of work, desperate people, who would do back breaking, menial labor in the hot sun? We would have to import more Mexi-can'ts.

I think one of the reasons that the South stopped fighting the Civil War was because they realized that we needed negras to be free so that they could constitute a vast lower class to provide cheap labor and justify the inflated law enforcement budgets that keep our families safe. Of course, they failed to realize that this would also bring AIDS, crack cocaine, gangs, and Barack Obama into our society.

H. Montague Worthington 07-27-2010 03:35 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Billy Bob Jenkins (Post 566004)
Every economist knows that we need at least 3 or 4% unemployment to make sure employers have a well of cheap labor to keep producing optimally. If it wasn't for starving, out of work, desperate people, who would do back breaking, menial labor in the hot sun? We would have to import more Mexi-can'ts.

I think one of the reasons that the South stopped fighting the Civil War was because they realized that we needed negras to be free so that they could constitute a vast lower class to provide cheap labor and justify the inflated law enforcement budgets that keep our families safe. Of course, they failed to realize that this would also bring AIDS, crack cocaine, gangs, and Barack Obama into our society.

Amen, Brother!! But I think one thing you fail to realize is that pitting ethnic groups against each other is also extremely profitable. If you have a coal mine, for instance, and the Czech and Slovak immigrants are getting uppity about safety or working conditions, bring in the Nigras. Everybody especially hates the Nigras anyway, so beside the Eastern Europeans losing their jobs, they're punished by having to watch the Nigras strut through the streets of the company town with their zoot suits and derby hats, whistling at the white women. That kind of thing really gets to them.... right where it hurts!!!

And when the Nigras have outlasted their usefulness, they can be always be replaced by the Chinee or the Dirty Spic, often at a fraction of the previous wage.

When I taught a few courses in the graduate business school at Landover Baptist University, my signature courses were "The Regulatory Structure and its Faultlines," "Accounting For Absentee Owners," and "Maintaining Simmering Ethnic Tensions."

Larry Lee 07-28-2010 05:54 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
It's like that terrific ex-Negro, Thomas Sowell, said the other day, "There is much discussion of the haves and the have-nots, but very little discussion of the doers and the do-nots." You betcha, Tom. Which reminds me that Wal-Mart has done more for poor people than any ten liberals ever have (at least nine of whom are guaranteed to hate Wal-Mart!), and you can take THAT to the Olive Garden with you.

Thicklette 07-28-2010 08:09 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
The poor I know are not greedy. There are many people living off of SSI or SSDI who are living off of less than $1000 per month. They do there best to make it. There are also the working class who has to work at minimum wage and try to make it again off of about $1000 per month. These people are on housing, getting food stamps just to make it. I believe the rich need to help out the poor. Donate to a cereal drive that feeds kids breakfast during the summer, donate to a food pantry there are people who needs it.

Bobby-Joe 07-28-2010 08:15 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thicklette (Post 566889)
The poor I know are not greedy. There are many people living off of SSI or SSDI who are living off of less than $1000 per month. They do there best to make it. There are also the working class who has to work at minimum wage and try to make it again off of about $1000 per month. These people are on housing, getting food stamps just to make it. I believe the rich need to help out the poor. Donate to a cereal drive that feeds kids breakfast during the summer, donate to a food pantry there are people who needs it.

Why don't you and your Nazi pals open up DEATH CAMPS for successful Americans so you can sell gold teeth to pay for some slackers permanent vacation?

Thicklette 07-28-2010 08:18 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
What does that have to do with the poor?

Thicklette 07-28-2010 08:26 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
The maximum income of a family of 4 can make and draw food stamps is $2167 which is not alot of money. And The maximum a family of 4 can draw is $518 in food stamps and most people on food stamps dont even draw that they draw less. The average food stamps per person is about $3 per day can you only eat off of $3 per day?



H. Montague Worthington 07-28-2010 08:32 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thicklette (Post 566889)
The poor I know are not greedy. There are many people living off of SSI or SSDI who are living off of less than $1000 per month. They do there best to make it. There are also the working class who has to work at minimum wage and try to make it again off of about $1000 per month. These people are on housing, getting food stamps just to make it. I believe the rich need to help out the poor. Donate to a cereal drive that feeds kids breakfast during the summer, donate to a food pantry there are people who needs it.

Your write. They're ought too bee a laugh helping thee poor too feeds there childrens.:wacko:

Thicklette 07-28-2010 08:38 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Why are you making fun of the poor?:(

Billy Bob Jenkins 07-28-2010 09:00 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by H. Montague Worthington (Post 566358)
Amen, Brother!! But I think one thing you fail to realize is that pitting ethnic groups against each other is also extremely profitable. If you have a coal mine, for instance, and the Czech and Slovak immigrants are getting uppity about safety or working conditions, bring in the Nigras. Everybody especially hates the Nigras anyway, so beside the Eastern Europeans losing their jobs, they're punished by having to watch the Nigras strut through the streets of the company town with their zoot suits and derby hats, whistling at the white women. That kind of thing really gets to them.... right where it hurts!!!

And when the Nigras have outlasted their usefulness, they can be always be replaced by the Chinee or the Dirty Spic, often at a fraction of the previous wage.

When I taught a few courses in the graduate business school at Landover Baptist University, my signature courses were "The Regulatory Structure and its Faultlines," "Accounting For Absentee Owners," and "Maintaining Simmering Ethnic Tensions."

One great way that the American system has pitted inferior races against one another is in the suburban sideyard. While the Mexican gardner is hard at work trimming hedges or mowing the lawn and a Nigra sneaks up to steal a pie off the kitchen windowsill, the gardner feels obligated to defend the premises from the Nigra. Armed with hedge clippers, he then attacks the Nigra at his most prominent and vulnerable area: the penis. Of course the Nigra won't miss a few inches off his penis, so he will be back for more pie after he rests up a bit, and the gardner will be ready with the chainsaw.

Larry Lee 07-28-2010 09:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Thicklette (Post 566905)
Why are you making fun of the poor?:(

Son, you're not a True Christian™, and I'm afraid it shows. When a True Christian™ accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior, our God blesses that person richly. Poverty, on the other hand, indicates God's displeasure. You yourself, for example, are poor, aren't you? --as if I need to ask.

Thicklette 07-28-2010 11:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Larry Lee (Post 566948)
Son, you're not a True Christian™, and I'm afraid it shows. When a True Christian™ accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior, our God blesses that person richly. Poverty, on the other hand, indicates God's displeasure. You yourself, for example, are poor, aren't you? --as if I need to ask.


Seeing how all you True Christians are so full of hate I am glad I am not one. How could you have so much hate in your heart? That is of the Devil not of The Lord. And I am not a Son I am a woman.

Larry Lee 07-29-2010 01:08 AM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thicklette (Post 567024)
Seeing how all you True Christians are so full of hate I am glad I am not one. How could you have so much hate in your heart? That is of the Devil not of The Lord. And I am not a Son I am a woman.

A flaming transvestite. sad.

Still, Thicklette, if you renounce your embrace of Satan, God can make a man out of even you. Have you asked Jesus into your heart as your own personal Savior? He's waiting impatiently, you know.

H. Montague Worthington 07-29-2010 04:27 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thicklette (Post 566905)
Why are you making fun of the poor?:(

The poor are the most vile beings on God's earth. They're vermin.

You see, disgusting liberals and theorists - who are usually liberals - think of poverty in the negative, as the lack of riches - as disease might be called the lack of health. But it isn't. Poverty is not the lack of anything, but a positive plague, virulent in itself, contagious as cholera, with filth, criminality, vice and despair as only a few of its symptoms. It is to be stayed away from, even for purposes of study. It is to be shunned.

Bobby-Joe 07-29-2010 06:05 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
It's simple economics why the greedy poor are bad.

Give a REAL American (as in rich, Republican, Baptist) man $100,000 and he will use it to by an antique suite of armor from Germany, Spanish scented candles, a life size Italian sculptured statue of himself for the living room and flies his private jet to France to dine out at a five start restaurant with the rest. The candles, statue, and armor will pay for a UPS delivery truck drivers $15 hour wage. Cut the richman's $100,000 by 10% and the richman will have to cut back so UPS will be forced to fire the$15 an hour UPS driver and subcontract out to a Mexican delivery company for $3.00 an hour.

Not good for the economy, is it? On top of that there are more illegals in the country thanks to the out of control federal government.

Now instead you take the $100,000K gave $100 each to 1,000 poor people. What's going to happen? They will go waste it on cheep clothing, furniture and 1,000 meals at McDonalds and other stuff they "need". So that only pays for about twenty or so Wallmart workers at $6.00 a hour and eleven or so McDonald workers at $11.00 an hour.

How does that benefit the economy? More fat poor people and ugly furniture.

Now we give the richman 10% more and he is going to redo his living room with hand crafted, Shogun period Japanese furniture. UPS has more business.

The economy soars!

Brother Temperance 07-29-2010 06:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Thicklette (Post 566905)
Why are you making fun of the poor?:(

It's not nice to make fun of people, is it? But imagine something that would hurt your feelings even more than that - if someone played a horrible joke on you by telling you they were going to take your hard-earned money away to give it to lazy, fornicating drug addicts. That wouldn't be nice at all, would it? And that's why socialism is bad.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thicklette (Post 567024)
Seeing how all you True Christians are so full of hate I am glad I am not one. How could you have so much hate in your heart? That is of the Devil not of The Lord. And I am not a Son I am a woman.

Deuteronomy 12:31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

Deuteronomy 16:22
Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth.

If it's ungodly to hate, then no-one told God.

James Hutchins 07-31-2010 09:07 PM

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These people need food stamps because all they do is eat. They need to get off their fat behinds and work. The harder they work, the more they can earn. It is the American way. If they'd get a job and thank Jesus for allowing them to live in the greatest country there ever was in the world, God would ensure they were well provided for.
Nothing makes me madder than people looking for a handout. When I see someone with a handout, I want to put gloves and shovel in them (available at the Hutchins plantation company store - financing on site.)

Mr. Burmeister 10-20-2010 06:07 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
You've never read the parable Jesus told about the rich man and Lazarus, have you?

Bobby-Joe 10-20-2010 07:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Burmeister (Post 620582)
You've never read the parable Jesus told about the rich man and Lazarus, have you?

You're attempt at class warfare is disgusting and I demand you apologize. The rich work long and hard to get their money. Who are you to condemn them for being successful?

Mr. Burmeister 10-20-2010 07:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby-Joe (Post 620626)
You're attempt at class warfare is disgusting and I demand you apologize. The rich work long and hard to get their money. Who are you to condemn them for being successful?

Wow...If you can repudate something which Jesus Himself said in the GOSPELS, then there's no limit to which Scripture you can disregard then...

Bobby-Joe 10-20-2010 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Burmeister (Post 620631)
Wow...If you can repudate something which Jesus Himself said in the GOSPELS, then there's no limit to which Scripture you can disregard then...

You're just twisting Christ's words out of context. Jesus was outraged at the tax and spend Pharisees of the time of His earthly ministry. These statist LOOTERS CONFISCATED the wealth of hard working REAL Judeans and spent it on GOLD PLATED nanny state projects like PUBLIC BATHS instead of the letting the invisible hand of the Free Market solve the Iron Age leprosy crises.

Pastor Isaac Peters 10-20-2010 08:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Burmeister (Post 620582)
You've never read the parable Jesus told about the rich man and Lazarus, have you?

So tell me something, dear friend: How much money does the Vatican't have?

nightwolf67 11-11-2010 04:25 PM

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Apparently he has not.

Bobby-Joe 11-11-2010 04:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by nightwolf67 (Post 634716)
Apparently he has not.

Huh? What are you talking about? You care to include a subject in your post?

JustAnotherMan 11-11-2010 07:31 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Taxes arent all bad - they help preventing homelessnes. let's look at some statistics:
First off. find a country with a high tax rate. Denmark. Now - compare.
We'll just take a random american city, say San Francisco.
San Francisco:
Tax Rate: 10-35%
Number of Homeless folks:7-10.000
Total Population: 815.000
one in every 82-116 is homeless
Denmark:
Tax Rate: 40-60%
Number of Homeless folks: 4.500-5.000
Total Population: 5.500.000
1 in every 1100-1222 is homeless.

Higher taxes is not always a bad thing.

Bobby-Joe 11-11-2010 08:13 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JustAnotherMan (Post 634827)
Taxes arent all bad - they help preventing homelessnes. let's look at some statistics:
First off. find a country with a high tax rate. Denmark. Now - compare.
We'll just take a random american city, say San Francisco.
San Francisco:
Tax Rate: 10-35%
Number of Homeless folks:7-10.000
Total Population: 815.000
one in every 82-116 is homeless
Denmark:
Tax Rate: 40-60%
Number of Homeless folks: 4.500-5.000
Total Population: 5.500.000
1 in every 1100-1222 is homeless.

Higher taxes is not always a bad thing.

Take the reefer out your mouth dude and listen to some facts.

Society depends on the the Rich to keep the economy going. Rich people buy the stuff that keeps Americans employed like Italian marbles, French wine, pink Himalayan rocks salt and Egyptian cotton sheets. Human trash like the poor aren't going to by stuff like that. No they are just going to waste that money on off the rock clothes and cheep food from McDonald's. It makes no sense to tax the rich since we are all dependent on them.

PS Just say no to drugs

JustAnotherMan 11-11-2010 08:59 PM

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I am just looking at facts, and they speak pretty clearly. If the homeless are all bad people spending their money on stupid things, why not get rid of them?
The statistics speaks for themselves - 0,08% (Denmark) vs 1,22% (USA). The american number is 15 times higher - the danish system is clearly working. Or maybe the danes are just more capable at earning money than the americans.

Bobby-Joe 11-11-2010 09:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JustAnotherMan (Post 634882)
I am just looking at facts, and they speak pretty clearly. If the homeless are all bad people spending their money on stupid things, why not get rid of them?

Because first, who are we to judge them? God will starve the scum to death in a slow and horrible way on His time. Second, the moral example the poor provide. No one would be virtuous if there was no penalty for being immoral. If all the poor were gassed and killed everyone would forget how disgusting a poor person really is and they would go right off sinning again. No, only by stepping over the body of a bum slowly dying in a filth filled gutter can a virtuousness man know he is one of the good.

JustAnotherMan 11-11-2010 09:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby-Joe (Post 634924)
God will starve the scum to death in a slow and horrible way on His time.

Great, then i guess we just worked out that god will starve and less Danes than Americans therefore making a higher percentage of danes virtuos.


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Originally Posted by Bobby-Joe (Post 634924)
If all the poor were gassed and killed everyone would forget how disgusting a poor person really is

Nobody is getting gassed nor killed, there are quite simply a smaller percentage of danes, who are getting punished by god.

I assume in the perfect and right-believing world nobody would be homeless, because god will not punish anyone believing in him. this would mean, statistically speaking, that Denmark is more righteous than America?

Pastor Billy-Reuben 11-11-2010 10:17 PM

Re: Selfishness makes America GREAT, except for the GREEDY poor!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JustAnotherMan (Post 634827)
Taxes arent all bad - they help preventing homelessnes. let's look at some statistics:
First off. find a country with a high tax rate. Denmark. Now - compare.
We'll just take a random american city, say San Francisco.
San Francisco:
Tax Rate: 10-35%
Number of Homeless folks:7-10.000
Total Population: 815.000
one in every 82-116 is homeless
Denmark:
Tax Rate: 40-60%
Number of Homeless folks: 4.500-5.000
Total Population: 5.500.000
1 in every 1100-1222 is homeless.

Higher taxes is not always a bad thing.

You're comparing an extremely densely populated city against a whole country. Of course the city is going have higher rates of homelessness than a country. You are comparing apples and oranges here.

How about doing a fair comparison of two cities with similar population density?

When you include the nationwide VAT, India has higher taxes than the US. How does the rate of homelessness in San Francisco compare to that of Mumbai?

Pastor Billy-Reuben

Rev. M. Rodimer 11-12-2010 12:13 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JustAnotherMan (Post 634882)
I am just looking at facts, and they speak pretty clearly. If the homeless are all bad people spending their money on stupid things, why not get rid of them?
The statistics speaks for themselves - 0,08% (Denmark) vs 1,22% (USA). The american number is 15 times higher - the danish system is clearly working. Or maybe the danes are just more capable at earning money than the americans.

Or maybe Denmark has a different way of dealing with its homeless:

http://shirtoid.com/wp-content/uploa...lent-green.jpg

BelieverInGod 11-12-2010 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Pastor Billy-Reuben (Post 634970)
You're comparing an extremely densely populated city against a whole country. Of course the city is going have higher rates of homelessness than a country. You are comparing apples and oranges here.

How about doing a fair comparison of two cities with similar population density?

When you include the nationwide VAT, India has higher taxes than the US. How does the rate of homelessness in San Francisco compare to that of Mumbai?

Pastor Billy-Reuben

Not only that, but he's comparing probably the most liebral city in the US and saying it's bad. There's also the fact that lazy people head to California for the simple reason it is possible to live there out doors year round and not freeze to death.

Master Gordon 11-12-2010 01:13 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rev. M. Rodimer (Post 635048)
Or maybe Denmark has a different way of dealing with its homeless:

http://shirtoid.com/wp-content/uploa...lent-green.jpg

Yes I have heard that and it just goes to show why God hates Denmark. :thumbdown:

Rev. Jim Osborne 11-12-2010 01:26 AM

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Don't forget the Elephant in the Room that the liberals don't want to mention: Another reason why there's less homelessness in Denmark than San Francisco is because there's more white people in Denmark. Everyone there is blonde and blue eyed, and we know for a fact that blonde and blue-eyed people are simply more intelligent and hard-working. Now, compare that to San Francisco which is the toilet of America. You get drug-addled hippies, perverts in fishnets, migrant Mexican workers, and all sorts of other scum.

Anywhere where there is a majority of white people (like 90%+), you will find record-low amounts of violence, homelessness, poverty, etc. The converse is also true when you look at negro or Mexican population.

Liberals don't want to admit that because then people will know they are actually racist!

Rev. M. Rodimer 11-12-2010 01:36 AM

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If you wish to believe leftist liberal groups like the "National Alliance to End Homelessness", there are 671,859 homeless people in the United States.

The US population is 310,686,344.

Therefore, 0.2162% of the US population is homeless, not the 0.85% you show in your San Francisco example. If your example applied to the entire country, there would be 2,668,472 homeless people in the US.

With a little more "help" from Obama, we just might reach or exceed that number in the coming months.

AngelClark 11-13-2010 04:42 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Thicklette (Post 566889)
The poor I know are not greedy. There are many people living off of SSI or SSDI who are living off of less than $1000 per month. They do there best to make it. There are also the working class who has to work at minimum wage and try to make it again off of about $1000 per month. These people are on housing, getting food stamps just to make it. I believe the rich need to help out the poor. Donate to a cereal drive that feeds kids breakfast during the summer, donate to a food pantry there are people who needs it.


Correction: They want a handout, while my husband actually works to provide for his family. Why should WE provide for the LAZY? The poor wouldn't be poor if they'd quit stuffing their faces, cranking out children before marriage, and whining about how bad they have it. I personally think they should do away with Food Stamps, Section 8 housing, welfare, etc. It makes people lazy and teaches NOTHING!!

Louise1987 01-22-2011 01:37 PM

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I have a point.

Let's assume there must be a percentage of poor to keep the economy running, like someone mentioned earlier.

But let's face it. Who wants to be poor?

It's easy to bitch about the poor when you're not one yourself.

librarian 01-25-2012 11:40 AM

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First of all, I am sorry for digging up this thread but I have some questions to the good people of this forum.

I had been reading the bible and I came upon this passage on Luke 6:20 which says: "Blessed are you poor, For the yours is the kingdom of God."
Then I happen to stumble onto this forum. Help me enlighten my understanding. What does that mean exactly, in a relationship to the views expressed on this forum?

Thank you in advance for helping me get to the truth.

Zechariah Smyth 01-25-2012 12:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by librarian (Post 841446)
First of all, I am sorry for digging up this thread but I have some questions to the good people of this forum.

I had been reading the bible and I came upon this passage on Luke 6:20 which says: "Blessed are you poor, For the yours is the kingdom of God."
Then I happen to stumble onto this forum. Help me enlighten my understanding. What does that mean exactly, in a relationship to the views expressed on this forum?

Thank you in advance for helping me get to the truth.

Why did you cut out the "And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples" part? It's exactly that sort of editing, cherry-picking, and obfuscation that prevents the vast majority of people from having true discernment.

Certainly by the time you got to Luke (which is around 80% of the way through the KJV Bible) you had achieved some level of understanding: or are you simply trying to Google your way to salvation?

:(

Yours in Christ,

Z. Smyth


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