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Old 10-28-2010, 02:41 AM
 
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- When the gap between the haves and have-nots expands, as it has in recent years, the have-nots do not want government to help them, U.S. researchers say.

Nate Kelly of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Peter Enns of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., conducted a study analyzing economic inequality and public opinion toward government intervention, and found as the rich become richer and the poor become poorer, both sides reduce their support for government programs such as welfare.

Study: Both rich and poor hate welfare - UPI.com
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:07 AM
 
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"As a result, the economic gap widens, making economic inequality a self-perpetuating phenomenon, the authors say."
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Let's face it, welfare is a seriously flawed program. It's no surprise to me that people hate it, look what it's done to our country and families.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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The poor would rather work. I don't know a single person who wants to live in poverty.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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Yes our country has gotten so much worse than in the 1920s and 1930s. It's all welfare's fault. Let's point fingers and blame welfare. How dare poor people take hand outs. Why don't they just work? Why can't our country be like it was in the 1930s or heck, even the 1940s or even better 1970s. Those were the greatest decades ever when everyone was still Christian, homosexuals were in the closet, and the poor and marginalized worked for their housing and food. <sarcasm>

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Let's face it, welfare is a seriously flawed program. It's no surprise to me that people hate it, look what it's done to our country and families.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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UPI really? Owned by a South Korean with a messiah complex, desires a theocracy for all nations, the holocaust was "cosmic retribution" for Jews not supporting Jesus, and refers to homosexuals as "dung-eating dogs"? Wow, amazing stuff there.

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In 2000, UPI was purchased by News World Communications, an international media company owned by Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church.
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Moon has said, and it is generally believed by Unification Church members, that he is the Messiah and the Second Coming of Christ and is fulfilling Jesus' unfinished mission.
Sun Myung Moon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It doesn't surprise me when ultra righters believe a fundamentalist nut with delusions of being god.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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Welfare will not go away. It just not going to happen. I read a study some years back, they said every $1 of welfare giving out, the need $5 to pay for the person giving out that $. There is too much money involve. Remember, the news where the toll collector making 300k a year? I am sure if there is an audit or the federal government, you will find a lot of these cases.

There is no accountability needed from the government. When it failed, they failed because they don't have enough money and power. So they give themselves more money and power.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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This is a good thread...and a true one. I don't know a poor person who likes being on Welfare. But believe it or not (and most people don't believe it), all of us can find ourselves in a bad way. The line between middle class and poor aint that large.

In any case, America can afford to have a Social Safety Net. If we can drop 700 billion on defense and rebuild Iraqi and Afghani societies without complaint, then i'm most surely not going to whine about a fellow American citizen getting food stamps and ADC. It's the least i can do.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:40 AM
 
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to artsyguy you couldn't be more wrong! first these people are"poor" because they have babies to receive all the govt.programs i know i live in a neighborhood with many healthy able bodied young people who brag about NOT going to work and mock me because i do! there only poor because they choose to be in addition are not they truly poor when the are give everything from housing to food cell phones clothing education job placement if they have everything how can they be poor? are jails are exploding who do you think the majority of them are? kids from no dad bad mama households are you really helping these people by teaching them to be leeches and criminals this is not what welfare was created for
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:42 AM
 
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to desertdetroiter safety net not multiple generations of non-working free loaders producing kids for free money
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