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Now It's Time for the Entitlement Cliff

olerocker/bluesman Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:51 AM
Guess your to young to relize that shoveling snow for the elderly is an automatic heart attack.....I pay $50 to clear my drive where the plows pile up 3-4 feet of show...it would take approx. 90 seconds to clear it with the plow, I use $5 of water a month but get a bill for $60..so ya see us old farts help keep the jobs a going.
George257 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 3:02 PM
Because at the moment they would not work at MacD or Walmart (many of them) because they would consider it beneath them.

They probably even considered turning up at high school beneath them.
Lars795 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 1:29 PM
I do believe uvuvuv meant put to work those young persons receiving welfare, food stamps, etc. They want entitlements without working for them, pure BS, put them to work. And I do not care if it is "degrading". Make them see that working 12 hour days for welfare is worse than working minimum wage at McDonalds or Walmart.

As the clock winds down on 2012, the Fiscal Cliff is all anyone seems capable of discussing. Right now it appears that some sort of narrow deal has just emerged that will include raising tax rates on family income over $450,000 a year, increasing the estate tax rate, extending unemployment benefits for one year, and delaying spending cuts.

But the prospect of higher taxes and the great uncertainty that has surrounded this fiscal fiasco has been acting like sand in the gears of the complex but sputtering U.S. economy. If additional taxes are not matched by real cuts in government...