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Work with them in health care everyday. Got their names, address, cell numbers, medical and job history in my records, actually. Thanks for asking and thanks for playing!
Why, yes. Now you are getting it! Should we do a life audit of all the po' folks and analyze every decision they made and dime they spent and see the real reasons for their poverty? I think that would be great idea. Get up for school or cut class? Do homework or play video games? Get a tattoo or buy food? Do drugs or pay rent? Get fancy nails or buy a book? Get knocked up or say No and stay in school?
Come on people. You can't expect a mother to be with the father(s) of her children to raise and support them. How can a young mother in poverty provide 3 meals a day for her kids? Are you expecting her to give up the fancy nail manicures, the hair extensions, tattoos, cigarettes, beer, drugs, lottery tickets, trips to the internet cafe, a smart phone with data plan, and a big screen TV? How cruel are you???
When Obama keeps saying he wants to do this or that, such as change corporate tax rates, I wish Romney would say, "You sound like a candidate. Are you President or not? Why haven't you done or proposed any of these things?"
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The Five 'Reasons' to Re-elect Obama

2020Hindsight Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 10:11 AM
The guy you said was "handed everything " was Obama, right? What has he ever done (evidence, please) on his own? Let's see the school records and find out how he got into these top schools and afford them? He is and always has been an empty suit propped up by others. He's just not that smart. Oh, and Romney; he moved away and worked and then started his own business. No doubt that he was well brought up and had "human capital" to work with. He did do it.
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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

2020Hindsight Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 2:33 PM
The main problem that needs to be addressed when talking about the poor is the RATE. Yes there are some hard working, decent people who are poor, but what percentage is it of all the poor? This is the key factor. Progressives would have us believe that nearly all the poor are unlucky good folks who just need a hand. Conservatives believe, and this is my experience, that the majority are screw ups, lazy, irresponsible people corrupted by the entitlement culture. I would like to see some hard data on these rates for all of us to study.
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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

2020Hindsight Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 2:28 PM
I work in healthcare where the majority of the patients are medicaid. A few days a go the first four patients arrived in a BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Ford Expedition. Why do these people not have to sacrifice something to receive benefits? The nearly all have tattoos, fancy nails, smart phones with Bluetooth, game systems, and big TVs. I'd bet they were not wealthy before and spent what limited funds they had on stupid things and had no savings for a tough time.
In comparing U.S. violence to other countries, especially the northern European countries, we must remember that here we breed more dysfunctional, poor-quality human beings than anywhere else. We have open border policies. We subsidize and encourage the most defective residents of our country, to raise the next generation of screwed-up, violent, mayhem producers. No place else has the urban dysfunctional culture that grew here since the sixties.
Mr. Greenburg falls, as many do, for the too simplistic meaning of Rand's "rational self interest". Thinking on a deeper level it can be in my rational self interest to be an honorable, decent, caring and sharing person. Being selfish and greedy will on work in a society for a short time before "what goes around comes around. Under her philosophy I can and should pursue my interests and what makes me happy, not based on what other people or the state want me to do. So if I chose to be charitable, kind and helpful, then I am right to do it for my own happiness.
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Stressed? Are You Disabled?

2020Hindsight Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 9:39 AM
I work in healthcare. You would not believe how many people on SSI have no disease with a name and are on no medications, and yet are disabled. There are many who say they are depressed or have anxiety so they can't work, and yet the condition requires no treatment. I had a patient who was on disability because he had a phobia about work, so he's on permanent vacation. I have had many patients tell me they can't get a job because then their disability payments would stop. In talking with other healthcare providers, we figure 80% fakes on SSI.
I appreciate and respect George McGovern's military service in WW2, and have read his book. But, if I were looking him in the eye, I would tell him he is/was a stupid man. Some knowledge is hard to get or rare, in that few people know it. There is NO excuse for a government official not knowing and understanding business. How hard would it have been for the Senator to have lunch with businessmen, visit their businesses, or send a staffer to spend the day? That knowledge was easily and readily available, so none excuse given for not getting it.
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