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Old 09-12-2019, 03:25 PM
 
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No, it does not. That's a power relegated to each of the states, per the US Constitution. You're miscomprehending the term "states." It does NOT mean "people," "person/s," or "citizen/s."
General welfare of the United States. Not individuals, the nation as a whole. You said it yourself.

The government spent a lot of money building the interstate highway system. It might not be good for me, but it was good for the nation. When New Orleans was wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, the government declared a state of emergency and stepped in to help people. Not good for me personally, but good for the country.

You may disagree that these were constitutionally legitimate expenditures, but then your argument is not with me, its with the Supreme Court.
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Old Today, 07:06 PM
 
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To all the "minimum wage" posts: You're seriously disconnected from the real world if you think McDonald's or Taco Bell is going to hire anyone who can't keep clean clothes or take at least one shower a day and sleeps in the woods next to the place cause they have no car..
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Old Today, 07:10 PM
 
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We may have to start taxing the wealthy again. Oh the humanity!
The dems will never tax themselves. The wealthiest elected reps are Democrats. They might create a new tax, but add a counter loophole for it. No, both parties only really tax the middle-class.
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Old Today, 07:13 PM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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If Congress decides that the welfare of the states is served by assisting individuals in poverty, then it has the power to do so, according to the rather broad interpretation of the clause by the Supreme Court.
let me correct your statement

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If Congress decides that the welfare of the states is served by assisting individuals into poverty, then it has the power to do so
welfare KEEPS people in poverty, rather than bringing them out of it
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