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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

Bruce789 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 12:32 PM
Meanwhile, you didn't refute a single point of his column with any citation or source. This is why you're a liberal. You emote, you don't think. Unfortunately emoting one's way through life is not as effective as thinking. My "poor" relatives (the father makes minimal pay and wife doesn't work) with 4 kids have cable, computers, high speed internet, two cars, a nice TV, money for christmas presents, and every one of them is fat as a tick. I'm not seeing any misery here. So where's the incentive for him to go get a better job? He's been to college and has a decent IQ. He refuses to take better paying jobs because they are more demanding than driving around smoking all day.
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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

Bruce789 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 12:23 PM
You mistake empathy for naivete. We have a social "safety net" that is luxurious compared to historical lifestyles and most of the rest of the world. That's great, except that we can't afford it. We couldn't afford it even if we taxed 100% of the income from those 1 percenters.
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