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Old Today, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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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?
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Old Today, 12:57 PM
 
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SMH...dude.

If you can’t figure out why something being free is attractive, I don’t know what to tell you.

If I gave you something of value for free, you’d take it. Quickly. Everyone would.

You’re being silly. You’re REALLY gonna turn this forum into a spat over human nature? Let’s argue about why we go to sleep when we get tired, or drink water when we’re thirsty. Duh.
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Old Today, 01:00 PM
 
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Everyone thinks all of those things are "rights" so they should be "free"

People aren't smart
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Old Today, 01:09 PM
 
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"Free" = Easy to buy votes
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Old Today, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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now being offered by President Pumpkin...free dumb
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Old Today, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Originally Posted by desertdetroiter View Post
SMH...dude.

If you can’t figure out why something being free is attractive, I don’t know what to tell you.

If I gave you something of value for free, you’d take it. Quickly. Everyone would.

You’re being silly. You’re REALLY gonna turn this forum into a spat over human nature? Let’s argue about why we go to sleep when we get tired, or drink water when we’re thirsty. Duh.
C'mon man... step it up. Surely you don't equate my question to getting free food samples at the local Piggly Wiggly food store...

When referring to health care and education - ain't nothing free. But for some reason, the idea of "free" is pushed as a positive.

I have no problem paying a fair price for stuff I want. And in some cases, it feels good that I earned it.
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Old Today, 01:13 PM
 
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Originally Posted by desertdetroiter View Post
SMH...dude.

If you canít figure out why something being free is attractive, I donít know what to tell you.

If I gave you something of value for free, youíd take it. Quickly. Everyone would.

Youíre being silly. Youíre REALLY gonna turn this forum into a spat over human nature? Letís argue about why we go to sleep when we get tired, or drink water when weíre thirsty. Duh.
............. but things given for "free" are rarely valued.
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Old Today, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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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.
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Old Today, 01:38 PM
 
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............. but things given for "free" are rarely valued.
very true, and usually forgotten in these kinds of discussions.
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Old Today, 01:41 PM
 
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............. but things given for "free" are rarely valued.
I’ll defer to you as the expert on that.
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C'mon man... step it up. Surely you don't equate my question to getting free food samples at the local Piggly Wiggly food store...

When referring to health care and education - ain't nothing free. But for some reason, the idea of "free" is pushed as a positive.

I have no problem paying a fair price for stuff I want. And in some cases, it feels good that I earned it.
You think you’re some exception because you feel good after earning something? All people feel the same way. Even people that take freebies.

You asked what’s the appeal of freebies, and I told you. This needn’t be as complex as you’re making it out to be. You like free stuff as much as the next man because you’re human.

So the question was silly.
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