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Old 12-26-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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I was perusing through and came across this article that maybe of interest to all of you? Do you think this will ever happen in NYC?


Georgia’s war against the poor: The southern state is emptying its welfare rolls at the same time that poverty is soaring. - Slate Magazine
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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maybe but it would be more self-destructive
and costlier than anything else. that's why it
doesn't make sense to do it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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maybe but it would be more self-destructive
and costlier than anything else. that's why it
doesn't make sense to do it.
There are Republican elements in every state that would love this, and though Obama got reelected, the House is controlled by Republicans.

I'm not saying this is definitely going to happen in NY, but the threat is definitely there. It certainly could happen, and this would be a dream come true for certain posters on this forum. Its possible.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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There are Republican elements in every state that would love this, and though Obama got reelected, the House is controlled by Republicans.

I'm not saying this is definitely going to happen in NY, but the threat is definitely there. It certainly could happen, and this would be a dream come true for certain posters on this forum. Its possible.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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There are Republican elements in every state that would love this, and though Obama got reelected, the House is controlled by Republicans.

I'm not saying this is definitely going to happen in NY, but the threat is definitely there. It certainly could happen, and this would be a dream come true for certain posters on this forum. Its possible.
I really am trying to figure out why people with jobs and everything going for them would be jealous of the crumbs poor people receive.

Is it some sort of evil power trip they get off of?
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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Why?

No shade Hilltop. I really wanna know why you hate them so much.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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whatever. you must be their advocate and
i don't have time for the back and forth with
you. i don't need to be convinced that what
you're selling doesn't stink when it does.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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I really am trying to figure out why people with jobs and everything going for them would be jealous of the crumbs poor people receive.

Is it some sort of evil power trip they get off of?
Well, a working people have to be responsible in order to keep their jobs and income. Poor people maybe getting crumbs, but I can see why people aren't too eager to want to pay for people to sit at home all day and drink and do drugs.

This is not true of everyone who receives help, there are people legitimately disabled, or in between jobs or whatever.

But at the same time, there's an underclass who if you give them government benefits, all you are doing is paying for and enabling their bad behavior. That negatively effects everyone in the area.

Why should NY pay for poor people to come here from everywhere to just be housed where they can do drugs and otherwise live off working people here?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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you don't have anything else to offer them, like a job for example,
so what else do you expect them to do but stay home? go out and get
into trouble?

it saves society money the way it is. you don't have to be all up people's
butts about it if you don't have a civilized, better alternative.
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