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A Modest Proposal

tibby2 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 10:30 AM
When you are on welfare you care more about your government check than you do liberty.
Jerome49 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:51 PM
Do you speak from experience?
CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 1:30 PM
I've been broke and I've been well off (can't say rich) but I can definitely say well off is better. Never had so much of a crack, booze, gambling, or other habit that I would blow that kind of money...
CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:49 PM
Short of getting rid of welfare in all its forms, personally I think an idea which need to be tried is hand out of work people without actual disabilities $20,000. If they spend it all on booze, crack, hookers, gambling etc, that's it. They can buy health insurance out of it too, if not let them go untreated. The industrious and unfortunate will save, scrimp, make the money last, use it in constructive ways to get a job or start a business. The sick, lame and lazy will blow it and then whine. Either way it will save the gubmint money...
California was once the land of opportunity, but it is going down the tubes. Several of California's prominent cities have declared bankruptcy, such as Vallejo, Stockton, Mammoth Lakes and San Bernardino. Others are on the precipice, and that includes Los Angeles, California's largest city. California's 2012 budget deficit is expected to top $28 billion, and its state debt is $618 billion. That's more than twice the size of New York's state debt, which itself is the second-highest in the nation.

Democrats control California's Legislature, and its governor, Jerry Brown, is a Democrat. California is home to some of America's richest people and...