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Old Today, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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The Dems are pandering for votes by dangling Free stuff in front of people. They are doing the same when they talk about Reparations.



America is full of lazy people and free stuff appeals to them. There is a saying that goes "hand a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime" The Dems want people dependent on them for everything while Trump and his MAGA challenges people to stand up and do for themselves.



The promise of Free this and Free that is pandering and the Left does it so well.

The thing is working people know there is no free lunch, someone always has to pay.
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Old Today, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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It's "free" in the same sense as we get free military defense for the country, free border patrol, free police and fire fighting services, and free road maintenance.
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Old Today, 01:46 PM
 
Location: USA
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People think they can get something for nothing, or at least something that someone else pays for. They've been told by the Democrats that they are "Entitled" to this due to some Social/Identity Politics issue. Whether it be Race, skin color, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, illegal aliens, etc they've successfully convinced these groups that they are VICTIMS, and DESERVE all this stuff that someone else pays for, that is "FREE".

It works. It BUYS VOTES.
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Old Today, 01:50 PM
 
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Simple answer, lying to get votes. Period.

We all know, nothing is free in this world. Someone may receive those free but it still has a cost to provide that to them. Since the recipient isn't paying for it and the provider isn't eating up the cost, the burden again is on the taxpayers dime.
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Old Today, 01:51 PM
 
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Most people, including moderate Democrats, know that there's nothing free in life. The middle class will suffer for all the *freebies* politicians are promising.

The loons on the left seem to fall into two categories:

1) very wealthy people who don't care that the middle-class has been shrinking and brought people to a level where they're struggling, but not poor enough to get any assistance themselves

2) losers who have always looked for handouts and want more of the same

Working class people know better than to fall for this claptrap.
Everyone in America is lining up for freebies, and I mean EVERYBODY. The right is absolutely no exception. In fact, they’re some of the main benefactors.

After our president lined up about 13 billion for conservative farmers who make up a huge portion of his base, those of us on the left have nothing to apologize for.

And that’s just one multi billion dollar conservative sop. And I’m well aware that cuts to these “freebies” will absolutely devastate a huge portion of the Republican base.

So enough with setting that record straight.
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Old Today, 02:17 PM
 
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Why is the idea of "free" pursued by liberals?

Free education
Free child care
Free health care
Free public transportation
Free access to the country from outsiders
Free family leave where no salary is lost


Why free?

Do they want to work for free? Heck no. They are constantly striving for higher minimum wages - yet they want everything for free. You put these two ideas together of wanting free stuff along with paying employees high wages and it absolutely cannot coexist.

I am not saying everything should be expensive, but I want people to profit from their work and support themselves with the profit they have earned. That should be the ultimate goal for every adult.

What is it that says something for nothing is the way society should work? Why is it attractive?
It is not something for nothing, and no one thinks it is. It is both economy of scale and justice for labor.
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Old Today, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Florida
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"Free" means you pay for it, not them.
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Old Today, 02:26 PM
 
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Food stamps or EBT is a stimulus program for farmers and the Mid West.
Without free lunches and food stamps most of the mid-west farmers would be selling the farms.

Both parties benefit from the program, difference is Republicans lie about their support for the program. That is why they threaten to cut it but will not actually cut anything, and always agree to increase the farm bill spending.

Republicans your being lied to by your politicians who tell you its just for the Inner City.

Corporations love it Food stamps for 3 reasons:
1. Subsidizes wages
2. Employees spend their EBT money with their personal money at the store they work at, so the money comes back to the company anyway
3. It keeps Walmart and grocery store lines full. Imagine how many grocery stores would go out of business if Food Stamps were cut today.

The entire country is in on the fix, Republicans are the only ones that lie to their voters about it.
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Old Today, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Originally Posted by DRob4JC View Post
Why is the idea of "free" pursued by liberals?

Free education
Free child care
Free health care
Free public transportation

Free access to the country from outsiders
Free family leave where no salary is lost


Why free?

Do they want to work for free? Heck no. They are constantly striving for higher minimum wages - yet they want everything for free. You put these two ideas together of wanting free stuff along with paying employees high wages and it absolutely cannot coexist.

I am not saying everything should be expensive, but I want people to profit from their work and support themselves with the profit they have earned. That should be the ultimate goal for every adult.

What is it that says something for nothing is the way society should work? Why is it attractive?

At least we know why they're not talking about jobs.
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Old Today, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Because everything is free in communism.
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