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Old 01-16-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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When our country gets back on its feet again, it will remember how we overcame it together!
I think you need to do a little bit more research on exactly who the government is benefiting these days. It certainly isn't "Joe Mainstreet".
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: USA
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What can i do for my country? Notice how the quote says "what you can do for your country," and not "what can you do for your government? "remove those currently in the government, help those that are in need, and baby the country back to its feet. On a random tangent note. The war on drugs is stupid and the fact we have so many on the streets addicted to the garbage is sad.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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I'm glad I don't live there - anymore.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I'm glad I don't live there - anymore.
Thats a second. I worry about family that does and very likely needs the money.

Watch the exodus from cali get faster and faster.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I wonder if any other states will follow suit.

This is awful.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:00 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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I sure hope they mean just postponing the refund checks, because that's blatantly stealing from people.

As to the quote "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.", I think it's a wonderful quote. But: People still deserve the right to make their own choices on what to do for their country. If they choose to give their refund money to the government as a gift, that's wonderful of them! If they choose not to, then they should have that right also. The government forcing charity on any entity causes the "charity" to no longer be charity, but rather, stealing.

People need to have their own agency concerning where they do and do not give their money.
Yes, postponing them for 30 days.

Unfortunately they're also suspending checks to people who need the money to survive, such as the blind and disabled.

Sometimes people who have listened too much to certain radio programs think that those getting welfare/SSI are all healthy adults who feel "entitled" to the money because they don't want to work.

Some are like that, but most aren't in my experience.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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I am amazed this is not all over the news....
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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This article has a more human element to it. Good read imho. http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_11475296
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Thanks, trishguard. From the article:
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And CalWORKS managers said parents are increasingly desperate. One pleaded to make coffee for the office just so she could get a sip of an item that's been crossed off the family budget. "Before I ever came here, I used to think, 'Why don't those people just get a job?'" said Sandra, the former school district employee. "And now here I am — I'm one of those people."
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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If you are poor, you should not be living in a city that is so expensive PERIOD... its time to move... I wish I had Cali weather but I am not going to sponge off people for the sake of living there... it appears most of the people using those programs are illegal immigrants... I guess perhaps its time they move back to their country...
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