U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old Yesterday, 10:44 PM
 
12,352 posts, read 3,345,269 times
Reputation: 4157

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Threerun View Post
COL is no different there than in MD or VA or KY.

In fact gas cost more, seafood cost more.. the only thing cheaper in WV was property taxes and thatís about it. My utilities were as high as Winchester VA.
You, individually, are an anecdote.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Status: "45 is a Puppet" (set 21 days ago)
 
18,424 posts, read 11,261,018 times
Reputation: 9671
Quote:
Originally Posted by fat lou View Post
That doesn't address what I wrote, dude. I said that Canada has poor rural and rust-belt areas as well. So you'd still be paying for their healthcare. You can't have a whole country made up of yuppie city neighborhoods and middle-class suburbs. Things just don't work that way.

And you contradict yourself. You tout the virtues of government health care, but then you complain about paying for other people's healthcare.
Because in Denmark (or Canada) when I pay for everyone's health care, I get it too. So does my family. My children and their future families will have it. Right now I pay for WV and KY, it's one way. Big difference. HUGE difference.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtl1 View Post
I don't think you should secede a part of the US to another nation, but I would love if you would take all the democrats with you and break away. That is my dream come true, often labeled as "white supremacy" if someone like me says it. Then we'll see who ends up better off.
That was the previous suggestion, I simply agreed with it. I'm white, most of Western Washington is white (though not all). It has absolutely nothing to do with diversity, it has to do with the willingness to get an education, work and pay taxes. When states like WV and KY are benefitting from my tax dollars, it is understandable that I would resent it, especially when it appears there is no end to it. There is no effort being made to solve it. They are happy with the way things are and nothing is changing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtl1 View Post
Are you going to apply that standard in every state or just these two states for some odd reason?
We are talking about KY and WV who both happen to be very high users of social programs but it could apply to all social program beneficiaries.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 10:46 PM
 
411 posts, read 89,541 times
Reputation: 568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Threerun View Post
Uh they suck it out of a can of Busch and a meth pipe. Maybe a bag of craklins too.
Somehow that reads like someone observing how parts of the population seem to love fried chicken and watermelon.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Status: "Hey I thought this was the train to Margaritaville?" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
11,971 posts, read 15,616,255 times
Reputation: 12239
Quote:
Originally Posted by RMESMH View Post
You, individually, are an anecdote.
Me, collectively with my spouse, got the Hell out of there to raise our kids elsewhere.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 10:51 PM
 
12,721 posts, read 3,969,410 times
Reputation: 3840
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seacove View Post
Because in Denmark (or Canada) when I pay for everyone's health care, I get it too. So does my family. My children and their future families will have it. Right now I pay for WV and KY, it's one way. Big difference. HUGE difference.


It's called a safety net. If you need it you can get it, just like with universal health care you get it maybe if you need it. I thought liberals were for safety nets?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 10:53 PM
 
12,721 posts, read 3,969,410 times
Reputation: 3840
Quote:
Originally Posted by Threerun View Post
Me, collectively with my spouse, got the Hell out of there to raise our kids elsewhere.
C'mon there are nice areas and people in WV/KY and bad people or areas outside of it. I've been through the area and its not all that bad and a lot better than some places.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 10:55 PM
 
2,576 posts, read 1,148,161 times
Reputation: 1480
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seacove View Post
Because in Denmark (or Canada) when I pay for everyone's health care, I get it too. So does my family. My children and their future families will have it. Right now I pay for WV and KY, it's one way. Big difference. HUGE difference.



That was the previous suggestion, I simply agreed with it.
You aren't paying for the entire states of West Virginia and Kentucky, knock off the bull. And every country on earth has its poor and rural areas. Even the sainted, almighty Canada. But in Canada (praise be unto its name) you'd be paying much higher taxes for all of this.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 10:55 PM
Status: "45 is a Puppet" (set 21 days ago)
 
18,424 posts, read 11,261,018 times
Reputation: 9671
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtl1 View Post
It's called a safety net. If you need it you can get it, just like with universal health care you get it maybe if you need it. I thought liberals were for safety nets?
In Denmark, the safety net applies to everyone. Not here, not in WV or KY. Were there retraining programs for travel agents and luggage handlers? No. It only applied to coal miners in Appalachia. It is piecemeal, there are winners and losers, givers and takers. My state is a major giver, WV and KY are major takers. Denmark has a blanket safety net and their citizens prioritize education. The standard of living is higher for everyone.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fat lou View Post
You aren't paying for the entire states of West Virginia and Kentucky, knock off the bull. And every country on earth has its poor and rural areas. Even the sainted, almighty Canada. But in Canada (praise be unto its name) you'd be paying much higher taxes for all of this.
In Denmark or Canada, I wouldn't mind paying more if everyone benefits. That's the difference. I pay huge taxes but the beneficiaries are based on political maneuvering.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 10:55 PM
Status: "Hey I thought this was the train to Margaritaville?" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
11,971 posts, read 15,616,255 times
Reputation: 12239
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtl1 View Post
It's called a safety net. If you need it you can get it, just like with universal health care you get it maybe if you need it. I thought liberals were for safety nets?
No Iím an independent and I loathe paying for drunk-a$$ hillbillyís that wonít work. They suck money out of my wallet so they can drink and shoot the empty beer cans, lol.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 10:57 PM
Status: "Hey I thought this was the train to Margaritaville?" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
11,971 posts, read 15,616,255 times
Reputation: 12239
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtl1 View Post
C'mon there are nice areas and people in WV/KY and bad people or areas outside of it. I've been through the area and its not all that bad and a lot better than some places.
You havenít travelled all the two lane I have, trust me.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top