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I’ll Buy My Own Contraception, Thanks

ScienceSquid Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 4:36 PM
Rituparna: embrace the entitlement culture. Get your free stuff while you can, otherwise you are just a chump.
The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:07 PM
Isn't that sadly true?
I almost feel like throwing in the towel and saying, "I'm tired of working! Give ME free stuff now!"

*Almost*
Not there yet, fortunately.
The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:22 PM
Housing.
Food stamps.
Cable TV.
An Obamaphone.
Free healthcare.

Beats having a job....at least for many in this country.
Real_American_Dave Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:31 PM
One of the reasons the Republicans lost is they appear mean. To want to do away with Food Stamps (even if there is abuse) looks cruel!

I think you mean Section 8 housing. That's not Obama's plan, and neither is food stamps.


Real_American_Dave Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:31 PM
Obamacare sure is Obama. The Obamaphone is this new right wing boogey man it seems.
Real_American_Dave Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:42 PM
"Welfare recipients, and others, can receive a free cell phone, but the program is not funded by the government or taxpayer money And it’s hardly new."

The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:44 PM
I'm talking the whole culture of entitlement, not just that which Obama is worsening.

Can you not see how someone who busts his/her rear can tire of seeing others NOT working, and in some cases having more then he/she does?
This makes no sense to you?
Real_American_Dave Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:07 PM
I think that does make sense, but this "free stuff" line is post-election pouting and that is not going to get your side anywhere.

Welfare reform was a winner (Clinton). Come up with policies the middle-class can get behind.

The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:17 PM
The post-election pouting might also be called, "I'm horrified that our culture of entitlement, instead of getting better, is instead getting worse (Obamacare)."

And welfare reform was indeed a winner.
Too bad Obama weakened it.
Patrice3 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:23 PM
We do a poor job of explaining to the entitlement minded how they still have "skin in the game". Even those who do not work and are on the gov't dime still have skin in the game, in that they pay for groceries, services, etc. The price of virtually EVERYTHING will go up - and this hurts the poorest among us the most.
That said, it's pretty difficult to sell "what I can do for the country" (Mitt) against "what I can do for you" (Obama). Pander to the selfish.
The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:48 PM
You nailed it.
The poor will be affected (and we don't explain that well); we will all be dragged down.

All in the interest of "fairness."
...which is the weirdest definition of "fairness" I've ever seen.

This election season, perhaps in an attempt to win the so-called women’s vote, the marketing efforts for Obamacare targeted my gender. “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act,” Representative Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius cheered in one editorial, “a new day for women’s health has arrived.” They’re referring to the provision that all health plans must now include coverage for contraception and other women’s services—and must do so without charging co-pays or deductibles for them.

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