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Old 06-09-2013, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Contrary to "Entitlement Society" Rhetoric, Over Nine-Tenths of Entitlement Benefits Go to Elderly, Disabled, or Working Households — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Weird.

 
Old 06-09-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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What's weird? Old people think they are entitled to benefits. Poor women think they are entitled to someone's paycheck. The disabled think they are entitled to quit working because they are fat. Parents think their kid is entitled to $600 of SSDI because they have ADHD. As if their kid would normally be working.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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What's weird? Old people think they are entitled to benefits. Poor women think they are entitled to someone's paycheck. The disabled think they are entitled to quit working because they are fat. Parents think their kid is entitled to $600 of SSDI because they have ADHD. As if their kid would normally be working.
Of course not, if you pay in to welfare, how dare you ask for a payout if you need it. How weird to expect that.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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You have a government encouraging this dependency. What do you expect ?
 
Old 06-09-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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I expect dependents to become dependent.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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Disability now includes ADHD, "high-functioning" autism, stress, depression and headaches. Far too many able-bodied types are getting nice fat disability checks, essentially paid not to work. In addition they're handed food stamps, free housing, and much more.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I expect dependents to become dependent.
I say expand the programs until we run out of ink.
We are past the point of fixing.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I expect dependents to become dependent.
Dependency is many times an American state of mind and way of life.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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So long as excessive monetary programs are available, people will abuse then depend on them. Nothing new about that.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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Having read the article, I don't disagree with their numerical conclusions given the parameters they set out -- and since social security, SSI, medicare and medicaid together make up the majority of our social spending of course the bulk of it is going to elderly and legally disabled people. However with that said their decision to define "working" as any one person in the household being employed (for at least 1,000 hours) and to count tax credits as welfare is.......convenient. Further, I don't think they actually address the point that the structure of our welfare system generates nasty incentives for many low-income people where the marginal utility of working slightly more hours, or for a slightly higher wage, or saving cash for emergencies is either negligible or outright negative; how much we are or aren't spending on retired people is sort of besides the point in that regard.
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