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Old 12-08-2017, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We actually did see one panhandler while out shopping yesterday as cold as it was. I didn't see anyone throwing money at him.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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We actually did see one panhandler while out shopping yesterday as cold as it was. I didn't see anyone throwing money at him.
If they did give him money, would that count as cold cash?
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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If they did give him money, would that count as cold cash?
And if he accepted it, would it be frozen assets?
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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And if he accepted it, would it be frozen assets?
both of you are full of it today and in a good way..
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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both of you are full of it today and in a good way..
I'll bet his asset was frozen
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:53 PM
 
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Most people working for min wage or even close do not expect this to be their only source of income. As for cost of housing, NWA has a lower cost of living than where you live I am assuming. Here there are many apartments for a lot less than $900 a month. BTW, many working for WalMart make a lot more than $9 an hour. Those starting jobs, as you said yourself are not meant to support a person or family, they are starting points for young people and a way to offer seniors a few extra bucks for fun things in their lives. Also keep in mind, stores like Walmart hire employees who would have trouble getting jobs anywhere else. By Walmart hiring them it keeps them off the welfare rolls and gives them a little self respect.

Nicely said, nmrita. I am glad that Wal*Mart does this and that they hire handicapped people. Everyone who wants to work should get that chance. It's actually really refreshing to see, because, as most of you know, there's plenty of sleazeballs who want things to be just given to them without having to work for them. And scads and scads of them want Uncle Sam or their state government to pay their way in life. Not a good situation - dishonesty is never an option for...anything.
workers getting a fair shot is not being a sleazeball. Its common sense that government should not only represent the big money campaign contributors (like Wal-Mart corporation) but also the working stiffs of America and handicapped people (people born disabled who cant work get only $700 a month to survive on, which is appalling). We need to start taking better care of our citizens and not only take care of Wall Street, big oil and the big pharma and insurance corporations.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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workers getting a fair shot is not being a sleazeball. Its common sense that government should not only represent the big money campaign contributors (like Wal-Mart corporation) but also the working stiffs of America and handicapped people (people born disabled who cant work get only $700 a month to survive on, which is appalling). We need to start taking better care of our citizens and not only take care of Wall Street, big oil and the big pharma and insurance corporations.
We do take good care of our citizens, but there is a difference between good care and giving the store away to lazy people or people who have no work ethics. Why do you think so many people from other countries want to come to America, legally or otherwise if they do not see a better life here?
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Old 12-10-2017, 05:01 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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We do take good care of our citizens, but there is a difference between good care and giving the store away to lazy people or people who have no work ethics. Why do you think so many people from other countries want to come to America, legally or otherwise if they do not see a better life here?
To believe some of our detractors, you would have to also believe that all of those lifeboats were people clamoring to get onto the Titanic, as it sat beside the iceberg.
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:20 PM
 
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We do take good care of our citizens, but there is a difference between good care and giving the store away to lazy people or people who have no work ethics. Why do you think so many people from other countries want to come to America, legally or otherwise if they do not see a better life here?
Nope, people who are born disabled and can never work are not lazy people. They are human beings. Do you think $700 a month is to "give the store away"? I find it disgraceful. Same with how working stiffs are treated.

Just because lots of people from corrupt third world countries want to come to America doesnt mean we shouldnt take good care of our citizens.

Its time to stop grovelling Wall Street and big insurance and start putting the American people first.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Nope, people who are born disabled and can never work are not lazy people. They are human beings. Do you think $700 a month is to "give the store away"? I find it disgraceful. Same with how working stiffs are treated.

Just because lots of people from corrupt third world countries want to come to America doesnt mean we shouldnt take good care of our citizens.

Its time to stop grovelling Wall Street and big insurance and start putting the American people first.
did I ever say people who are truly disabled do not deserve our help, whether is it from private charities or the government? Of course I didn't. What I said if you took time to read and comprehend what I am saying was too many people are just too lazy to work or have a history of thinking they are entitled to help. If you can show me where I even indicated disabled do not need our help please show me!!!! Oh and let me add one more thing, people living on $700 a month also are receiving a lot more in government assistance. I do not resent this at all, I do think though you need to understand that $700 is just a start.
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