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<quoted text>Might as well since you commies want to take away our guns anyway.
"Commie" ? For real ?

Let me know when you want to compare your service to our country with mine. That ought to be interesting.

Meanwhile, maybe they should have taught you in school that communism is an economics system, not a political system, and there is no reason a true American can't believe in communism.

That pesky Constitution allows others to believe in any economic system they chose. Why I bet you are one of Communisms best friends - just keep supporting politicians who give tax breaks to companies who send jobs to Communist China - think Romney.

My weapons are doing fine and I look forward to regulations that take them away from people who can't be trusted to use them wisely. If that's you, don't blame me.

Merry Christmas.
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Dec 25, 2012
 

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Went to BiLo.
Women dressed well, fancy frosted hair, kids well dressed.
Fancy cell phone in her hand, too.
Using EBT card for groceries.
Groceries things I can't afford and I work full-time.
Leaving the store the woman and kids got in a almost brand new shiny car and drove off.
I'm almost broke until the end of the month from paying my bills and taking care of family.
There is something wrong with this picture.
Know what you mean. I know families that really need help and can't get food stamps when they make nothing to even pay their bills with and have kids. Yet some with money seem to get them, yes something is seriously wrong with that picture. These type people make me sick to take advantage and get away with it when they really could get by. Taking food right out of some children's mouths. I also know of a disabled person that was struggling and had worked his entire life and was only offered $10.00 a month when this person could not pay all his bills. So sad.
Sick of paying their ways

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I have seen it over and over at the grocery store registers. These people DO have their new cell phones, cars etc. I'm all for drug testing if your receiving government assistance but at who's expense is that? I also would like to know who is responsible in this county for monitoring these people? I know of many that have felony drug convictions and also get re-arrested for felonies while receiving these benefits. Some of these people don't even have the kids in their custody they say they have and now pregnant again. They get more money and stamps the more kids they have. We need accountability for dispersing these benefits!
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Sick of paying their ways wrote:
I have seen it over and over at the grocery store registers. These people DO have their new cell phones, cars etc. I'm all for drug testing if your receiving government assistance but at who's expense is that? I also would like to know who is responsible in this county for monitoring these people? I know of many that have felony drug convictions and also get re-arrested for felonies while receiving these benefits. Some of these people don't even have the kids in their custody they say they have and now pregnant again. They get more money and stamps the more kids they have. We need accountability for dispersing these benefits!
Agreed

It would be great if we had a CCC or a WPA where everyone worked for the benefits, received education and training to compete in the 21st Century, and were allowed to take time off to apply for jobs.

But that would be too efficient, and too cost-effective.

It would also be great to have two years of required, "no deferments" military or other government service so we could instill discipline and a sense of common purpose in the youth.

But those dreams will not come true.

By the way ... Happy New Year !
i hear dumbasses

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Went to BiLo.
Women dressed well, fancy frosted hair, kids well dressed.
Fancy cell phone in her hand, too.
Using EBT card for groceries.
Groceries things I can't afford and I work full-time.
Leaving the store the woman and kids got in a almost brand new shiny car and drove off.
I'm almost broke until the end of the month from paying my bills and taking care of family.
There is something wrong with this picture.
maybe those were not her kids...could be she has taken those kids into her home to raise.At the time she opened her home to those kids times were good..hence the car/clothes.Now that the country is in a state of whats next,she can't afford to feed them.Do you suggest she kick them to the curb/ fend for herself and her family??Everyone has a story, ask, if it bothers you so bad...she may tell you what gives--and she might tell you to mind your own **** business!!!!
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Uhmmm,
more oversight in qualifing for benefits,
more oversight in ongoing qualification for benefits,
drug testing for applicants,
All of this sounds like a call
to increase the number of people
employed by the government.

But this past election we were told
over and over
that public employees are leeches,
no different than pigs at the trough.

If we are to believe that there are deserving among us, and if we are to believe that the proper administration of these programs requires an adequate level of manpower, why do we constantly fall prey to the siren song of self-serving politians that preach the virtues of smaller government.

Perhaps what they truely seek is less and less government oversight, government that is hamstrung, government that is ineffective and fulfilling of their warped and self-serving vision.
Sick of paying their ways

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Oh my wrote:
Uhmmm,
more oversight in qualifing for benefits,
more oversight in ongoing qualification for benefits,
drug testing for applicants,
All of this sounds like a call
to increase the number of people
employed by the government.

But this past election we were told
over and over
that public employees are leeches,
no different than pigs at the trough.

If we are to believe that there are deserving among us, and if we are to believe that the proper administration of these programs requires an adequate level of manpower, why do we constantly fall prey to the siren song of self-serving politians that preach the virtues of smaller government.

Perhaps what they truely seek is less and less government oversight, government that is hamstrung, government that is ineffective and fulfilling of their warped and self-serving vision.
I don't care if government or private sector does it. Just have some type of accountability. Some type of verification of qualifications for benefits. These people dropping kids left n right and getting more benefits is ridiculous. Let them babysit for the people that ARE out there looking for work or even working.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

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Dec 26, 2012
 
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Agreed
It would be great if we had a CCC or a WPA where everyone worked for the benefits, received education and training to compete in the 21st Century, and were allowed to take time off to apply for jobs.
But that would be too efficient, and too cost-effective.
It would also be great to have two years of required, "no deferments" military or other government service so we could instill discipline and a sense of common purpose in the youth.
But those dreams will not come true.
By the way ... Happy New Year !
That would be to effective and simple for the government.

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Sick of paying their ways wrote:
I have seen it over and over at the grocery store registers. These people DO have their new cell phones, cars etc. I'm all for drug testing if your receiving government assistance but at who's expense is that? I also would like to know who is responsible in this county for monitoring these people? I know of many that have felony drug convictions and also get re-arrested for felonies while receiving these benefits. Some of these people don't even have the kids in their custody they say they have and now pregnant again. They get more money and stamps the more kids they have. We need accountability for dispersing these benefits!
Its sickening.
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Oh my wrote:
Uhmmm,
more oversight in qualifing for benefits,
more oversight in ongoing qualification for benefits,
drug testing for applicants,
All of this sounds like a call
to increase the number of people
employed by the government.

But this past election we were told
over and over
that public employees are leeches,
no different than pigs at the trough.

If we are to believe that there are deserving among us, and if we are to believe that the proper administration of these programs requires an adequate level of manpower, why do we constantly fall prey to the siren song of self-serving politians that preach the virtues of smaller government.

Perhaps what they truely seek is less and less government oversight, government that is hamstrung, government that is ineffective and fulfilling of their warped and self-serving vision.
Great post.
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Great post.
Boring.
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While we are worried about welfare - let's kill off the TVA - that's what's wrong with America - big government.

Why is the government in the business of providing electricity and recreational facilities for people that couldn't obtain these from the private sector.

The TVA - welfare for people who don't want to provide for themselves.

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Dec 28, 2012
 
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While we are worried about welfare - let's kill off the TVA - that's what's wrong with America - big government.
Why is the government in the business of providing electricity and recreational facilities for people that couldn't obtain these from the private sector.
The TVA - welfare for people who don't want to provide for themselves.
TVA charges people for their power just like a private company would.
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<quoted text>TVA charges people for their power just like a private company would.
Then you like government programs that were created using use tax funds funds to subsidize their construction, that were created to provide a service at a lower cost than the fictitious "free market" would, that continue to operate and compete with the private sector even when private businesses would gladly buy and operate them at a profit (buy raising rates), and that own and regulate natural resources that otherwise would be owned and distributed according to a fictitious "free market".

Why you little card carrying liberal socialist commie you. We are shocked.

Don't worry, I'm a progressive myself and I too enjoy collecting my welfare by enjoying the TVA and it's benefits paid for by others.

We'll stick together because I just paid my electricity bill for the cabin which is 1/4 the bill I ever paid anywhere else.

Gotta love welfare that flows to you and me.
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It ain't welfare if the benefits flow to me.

It ain't welfare if most of the recipients are white,(cause they are in every welfare program).

Uh oh, damn, next thing you know them people in California are gonna wonder why they is subsidizing me.

Some facts:

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

The TVA morphed into America's biggest monopoly, dominating an 80,000 square mile region with 8.8 million people—for all practical purposes, it is a bureaucratic kingdom subject to neither public nor private controls.

In fact, for more than 60 years, Congress appropriated funds to cover the TVA's losses.

The TVA continues to receive large subsidies. The TVA pays none of the federal, state, and local taxes that private businesses pay. A 1993 study by Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, a consulting firm retained by investor-owned utilities, estimated that annual cost-of-capital subsidies exceeded $1.2 billion, including the taxes that the TVA avoided.

Moreover, the TVA doesn't have to incur the costs of complying with myriad federal, state, and local laws. Energy consultant Dick Munson reported that the TVA is exempt from 137 federal laws, such as workplace safety and hydroelectric licensing. The TVA can set electricity rates without oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has jurisdiction over private utilities. The Securities & Exchange Commission has only limited jurisdiction to oversee the TVA. On top of that, the TVA is exempt from federal antitrust laws and many federal environmental regulations. It's also exempt from some 165 laws and regulations in Alabama and hundreds more laws and regulations in other states in which it operates. When the TVA wants to acquire more assets, it doesn't have to haggle, because unlike private businesses, it has the power of eminent domain. More than 15,000 people were expelled from their property to make way for the TVA.

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Dec 29, 2012
 
Informed Opinion wrote:
It ain't welfare if the benefits flow to me.
It ain't welfare if most of the recipients are white,(cause they are in every welfare program).
Uh oh, damn, next thing you know them people in California are gonna wonder why they is subsidizing me.
Some facts:
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
The TVA morphed into America's biggest monopoly, dominating an 80,000 square mile region with 8.8 million people—for all practical purposes, it is a bureaucratic kingdom subject to neither public nor private controls.
In fact, for more than 60 years, Congress appropriated funds to cover the TVA's losses.
The TVA continues to receive large subsidies. The TVA pays none of the federal, state, and local taxes that private businesses pay. A 1993 study by Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, a consulting firm retained by investor-owned utilities, estimated that annual cost-of-capital subsidies exceeded $1.2 billion, including the taxes that the TVA avoided.
Moreover, the TVA doesn't have to incur the costs of complying with myriad federal, state, and local laws. Energy consultant Dick Munson reported that the TVA is exempt from 137 federal laws, such as workplace safety and hydroelectric licensing. The TVA can set electricity rates without oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has jurisdiction over private utilities. The Securities & Exchange Commission has only limited jurisdiction to oversee the TVA. On top of that, the TVA is exempt from federal antitrust laws and many federal environmental regulations. It's also exempt from some 165 laws and regulations in Alabama and hundreds more laws and regulations in other states in which it operates. When the TVA wants to acquire more assets, it doesn't have to haggle, because unlike private businesses, it has the power of eminent domain. More than 15,000 people were expelled from their property to make way for the TVA.
Probaly alot more folks than 15,000were displaced than that. They built alot of lakes.
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Dec 29, 2012
 
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<quoted text>Probaly alot more folks than 15,000were displaced than that. They built alot of lakes.
Good point.

And I can't catch a fish in any of 'em to save my life.
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Dec 29, 2012
 
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Good point.
And I can't catch a fish in any of 'em to save my life.
Get off the computer and put a worm on your hook!!!
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mostly listening wrote:
<quoted text>Get off the computer and put a worm on your hook!!!
I admire your optimism, but it's is a tough cast from the patio chair to the pool, and you can't see the bowl games once you leave the patio.

But Happy New Year to you.
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Informed Opinion wrote:
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I admire your optimism, but it's is a tough cast from the patio chair to the pool, and you can't see the bowl games once you leave the patio.
But Happy New Year to you.
You are Boring.

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