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Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#25348 Jun 16, 2013
Redd Neckerson wrote:
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I live in a overwhelmingly white section of Arkansas therefor this area is remarkably different than Camden or South Arkansas in general. Up here it's common to see the Bonnie Blue flying over homes one would otherwise think derelict, it's common to overhear talk of succession or armed resistance to the Federal Government..a large segment of this type of thought comes from our poorest citizens, many of whom receive at least some sort of public assistance...and vote Rush Limbaugh.
I'm not unaware the need for revamping Medicaid, in fact I support a well thought out and honest assessment of those in need of assistance and those just riding the Oxycontin gravy train...we can't go on like this much longer.
That assessment should start with the medical establishment, the very people who perpetuate this mess by valuing their bottom line over their duty as physicians to properly treat their fellow man. Every city of any significance has at least one or two clinics whose sole purpose is the dispensing perfectly legal and addicting drugs to addicts they have helped create. I guess it's profitable work if you can live with yourself.
Sorry for rambling.
I don't believe that anyone gets a true picture of the abuse of all of the free government handouts, that is, all of the handouts given to those who never contributed their own money by working and paying payroll taxes out of their check. Until, that is, when you live in a place where the majority (over 50%) of the town is either fully on the government dole and doesn't work or works minimum wage jobs and is supplemented by government handouts. The mindset associated with these individuals is that true success is attained when they no longer have to work and attain full government handout status. What happens to that town is completely opposite of what the welfare programs say they are intended to do. You end up having those who have made a descent, not a great, living by working at manual labor jobs begin searching for ways to get on disability. I have seen people go to great lengths to get disability only to set up their own jobs that pay cash or get jobs where the employer can only give them 20-25 hours per week and do side jobs that pay cash after they start getting the government checks. Towns like Camden have an insight into what abuse of the government handout programs do when abused in large numbers that other cities and towns simply don't have. We get to see what would happen if the abuse of government handouts were to play out over half of America instead of just half of one town. Larger towns and cities think they have a good hold on this situation because they know several people that get some sort of handouts as they work and try to get off of the dole and it doesn't seem that bad. You are exactly right when you say that we can't go on like this much longer.

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#25349 Jun 16, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
They may think like the right but you know as well as I do that they vote overwhelmingly Democrat. One can only conclude then that they simply don't have any idea whatsoever the meaning of the information they are being fed. It certainly doesn't help that the Republicans don't follow their message with similar actions or that the Democrats use the Republicans message against them.
Let me feed you some information, then tell me, what that information told you.


Census Bureau 2011

18.7% live in poverty in Ark.

That was the fifth highest rate in the nation of all 50 states. plus the District of Columbia

Arkansas’ ranking on family income was 46th.

When the members of the 89th General Assembly are sworn in next month, Republicans will hold a 51-49 majority in the House and a 21-14 majority in the Senate, 139 years after losing the majority in both chambers — and 10 years before the first edition of the Fort Smith Times was published in 1884.
Redd Neckerson

Little Rock, AR

#25350 Jun 16, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe that anyone gets a true picture of the abuse of all of the free government handouts, that is, all of the handouts given to those who never contributed their own money by working and paying payroll taxes out of their check. Until, that is, when you live in a place where the majority (over 50%) of the town is either fully on the government dole and doesn't work or works minimum wage jobs and is supplemented by government handouts. The mindset associated with these individuals is that true success is attained when they no longer have to work and attain full government handout status. What happens to that town is completely opposite of what the welfare programs say they are intended to do. You end up having those who have made a descent, not a great, living by working at manual labor jobs begin searching for ways to get on disability. I have seen people go to great lengths to get disability only to set up their own jobs that pay cash or get jobs where the employer can only give them 20-25 hours per week and do side jobs that pay cash after they start getting the government checks. Towns like Camden have an insight into what abuse of the government handout programs do when abused in large numbers that other cities and towns simply don't have. We get to see what would happen if the abuse of government handouts were to play out over half of America instead of just half of one town. Larger towns and cities think they have a good hold on this situation because they know several people that get some sort of handouts as they work and try to get off of the dole and it doesn't seem that bad. You are exactly right when you say that we can't go on like this much longer.
Same thing is happening here, at least a third to half of the population of towns in my area are on some sort of dole.. by people one should expect would benefit the most from the opportunities presented them. This is not a problem of race, it's a problem of personal initiative.

Still, I will never support a political party that threatens my right to choose how I should conduct my life.
Redd Neckerson

Little Rock, AR

#25351 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me feed you some information, then tell me, what that information told you.
Census Bureau 2011
18.7% live in poverty in Ark.
That was the fifth highest rate in the nation of all 50 states. plus the District of Columbia
Arkansas’ ranking on family income was 46th.
When the members of the 89th General Assembly are sworn in next month, Republicans will hold a 51-49 majority in the House and a 21-14 majority in the Senate, 139 years after losing the majority in both chambers — and 10 years before the first edition of the Fort Smith Times was published in 1884.
Republicans..and I'm talking their leadership, have always existed to defend the right of the wealthy to rape and pillage the the rest of us. It's their assumption that they have some sort of higher moral ground while committing these acts that galls my ass.

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#25352 Jun 16, 2013
Redd Neckerson wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans..and I'm talking their leadership, have always existed to defend the right of the wealthy to rape and pillage the the rest of us. It's their assumption that they have some sort of higher moral ground while committing these acts that galls my ass.
I have to agree.

Sounds like a paradox that the economy is improving, and unemployment is still way to high, but that is fact.

The U.S., in my opinion should take the advice issued to them by the G-20 Summit committee.

Back off on the austerity and work on your unemployment problem.

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#25353 Jun 16, 2013
Redd Neckerson wrote:
<quoted text>
Same thing is happening here, at least a third to half of the population of towns in my area are on some sort of dole.. by people one should expect would benefit the most from the opportunities presented them. This is not a problem of race, it's a problem of personal initiative.
Still, I will never support a political party that threatens my right to choose how I should conduct my life.
Some food for thought,

FACT: Low-wage workers face a world in which they have little power to change their conditions—a result of our creation, not natural law. Over the past quarter century, a variety of political, economic and corporate decisions undercut the bargaining power of the average worker, but especially those in the lower strata of the workforce. Those decisions included the push to increase global trade and open global markets, the increase of immigrant workers into the United States, government efforts to deregulate industries that had been highly unionized, Federal Reserve policies that concentrated on reducing the threats of inflation, and a corporate ideological shift that eliminated the postwar social contract with workers and emphasized a principle of maximizing shareholder value. These decisions contributed to the deterioration in low-wage conditions and a worsening of disparities in income and wealth.

http://www.lowwagework.org/facts-about-low-wa...
Sam I Am

Salem, AR

#25354 Jun 16, 2013
What does this word mean ?
Dhimmitude

The word "Dhimmitude" is found in the new health care bill; so what does it
mean?

Thought this was interesting and worth passing on.

Obama used it in the health care bill.
Now isn't this interesting?
It is also included in the health care law.

Dhimmitude -- I had never heard the word until now. I typed it into Google
and started reading. Pretty interesting. It's on page 107 of the healthcare
bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists.. It is a REAL word.

Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations
conquered through jihad (Holy War). Specifically, it is the TAXING of
non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive
means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.

ObamaCare allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in
the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government
mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being
uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking", and
"usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based
on this.

How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed
against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts
receivable, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance
or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty
and will have 100% of his health insurance needs paid for by the de facto
government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims.
This is Dhimmitude.

I recommend sending this on to your contacts.
American citizens need to know about it --

snopes.com : Health Insurance Exemptions Apr 13, 2010 ...
Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations ...
The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia ...
www.snopes.com/politics/medical/exemptions.as ... ;
Redd Neckerson

Little Rock, AR

#25355 Jun 16, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
What does this word mean ?
Dhimmitude
The word "Dhimmitude" is found in the new health care bill; so what does it
mean?
Thought this was interesting and worth passing on.
Obama used it in the health care bill.
Now isn't this interesting?
It is also included in the health care law.
Dhimmitude -- I had never heard the word until now. I typed it into Google
and started reading. Pretty interesting. It's on page 107 of the healthcare
bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists.. It is a REAL word.
Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations
conquered through jihad (Holy War). Specifically, it is the TAXING of
non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive
means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.
ObamaCare allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in
the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government
mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being
uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking", and
"usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based
on this.
How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed
against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts
receivable, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance
or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty
and will have 100% of his health insurance needs paid for by the de facto
government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims.
This is Dhimmitude.
I recommend sending this on to your contacts.
American citizens need to know about it --
snopes.com : Health Insurance Exemptions Apr 13, 2010 ...
Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations ...
The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia ...
www.snopes.com/politics/medical/exemptions.as ... ;
FALSE
Apparently you can't read...or at least understand what you read.
Which seems the norm when spreading BS on the net..
http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/exempt...
Sam I Am

Salem, AR

#25356 Jun 16, 2013
I can't hardly believe you dumbass libtards that think every thing that Snopes says is the truth. Snopes is a libetard web site made for libtards.
Redd Neckerson

Little Rock, AR

#25357 Jun 16, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
I can't hardly believe you dumbass libtards that think every thing that Snopes says is the truth. Snopes is a libetard web site made for libtards.
Then why does your "dumbass" try to quote Snopes as a source.

I'll tell you why, because you are a "dumbass" that "Can't Hardly" wipe your ass without first asking Rush if it's OK.

Sorry if that offended your delicate sensibilities.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#25358 Jun 16, 2013
Redd Neckerson wrote:
<quoted text>
Come on Buffy, you're too lazy...try harder, put out some sort of effort.
Is buffy your blow up doll or something. Your libtard attacks are lacking substance and value. Now get back to that TV so msnbc can give you some more talking points boy!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#25359 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me feed you some information, then tell me, what that information told you.
Census Bureau 2011
18.7% live in poverty in Ark.
That was the fifth highest rate in the nation of all 50 states. plus the District of Columbia
Arkansas’ ranking on family income was 46th.
When the members of the 89th General Assembly are sworn in next month, Republicans will hold a 51-49 majority in the House and a 21-14 majority in the Senate, 139 years after losing the majority in both chambers — and 10 years before the first edition of the Fort Smith Times was published in 1884.
Well maybe people want to live in poverty just like you want to live in ignorance!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#25360 Jun 16, 2013
Redd Neckerson wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans..and I'm talking their leadership, have always existed to defend the right of the wealthy to rape and pillage the the rest of us. It's their assumption that they have some sort of higher moral ground while committing these acts that galls my ass.
You get raped and pillaged because you are an extremely weak and pathetic little lazy person who has never made anything out of the life his God has given him. Your answer to your failures is to blame everybody else but YOU. I have seen it hundreds of times. You will never amount to anything other than a whiner and complainer because you don't have the necessary drive desire and dedication necessary to be successful in life. Consider this tough love!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#25361 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Some food for thought,
FACT: Low-wage workers face a world in which they have little power to change their conditions—a result of our creation, not natural law. Over the past quarter century, a variety of political, economic and corporate decisions undercut the bargaining power of the average worker, but especially those in the lower strata of the workforce. Those decisions included the push to increase global trade and open global markets, the increase of immigrant workers into the United States, government efforts to deregulate industries that had been highly unionized, Federal Reserve policies that concentrated on reducing the threats of inflation, and a corporate ideological shift that eliminated the postwar social contract with workers and emphasized a principle of maximizing shareholder value. These decisions contributed to the deterioration in low-wage conditions and a worsening of disparities in income and wealth.
http://www.lowwagework.org/facts-about-low-wa...
How much should people make?
For real

Marion, AR

#25362 Jun 16, 2013
Go vote
Redd Neckerson

Little Rock, AR

#25363 Jun 16, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>You get raped and pillaged because you are an extremely weak and pathetic little lazy person who has never made anything out of the life his God has given him. Your answer to your failures is to blame everybody else but YOU. I have seen it hundreds of times. You will never amount to anything other than a whiner and complainer because you don't have the necessary drive desire and dedication necessary to be successful in life. Consider this tough love!
Tell that to your 14 children...you like the word necessary it seems, but is it necessarily necessary to use the word necessary so often.

Just asking out of necessity.

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#25364 Jun 16, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>You get raped and pillaged because you are an extremely weak and pathetic little lazy person who has never made anything out of the life his God has given him. Your answer to your failures is to blame everybody else but YOU. I have seen it hundreds of times. You will never amount to anything other than a whiner and complainer because you don't have the necessary drive desire and dedication necessary to be successful in life. Consider this tough love!
I would have considered it, the advice your wife gave you just before you went out on this run.
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#25365 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me feed you some information, then tell me, what that information told you.
Census Bureau 2011
18.7% live in poverty in Ark.
That was the fifth highest rate in the nation of all 50 states. plus the District of Columbia
Arkansas’ ranking on family income was 46th.
When the members of the 89th General Assembly are sworn in next month, Republicans will hold a 51-49 majority in the House and a 21-14 majority in the Senate, 139 years after losing the majority in both chambers — and 10 years before the first edition of the Fort Smith Times was published in 1884.
I give up. What was it supposed to tell me?
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#25366 Jun 16, 2013
Redd Neckerson wrote:
<quoted text>
Same thing is happening here, at least a third to half of the population of towns in my area are on some sort of dole.. by people one should expect would benefit the most from the opportunities presented them. This is not a problem of race, it's a problem of personal initiative.
Still, I will never support a political party that threatens my right to choose how I should conduct my life.
I know what your last statement sounds like but given many of your post, I hesitate to go there.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#25367 Jun 16, 2013
Redd Neckerson wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell that to your 14 children...you like the word necessary it seems, but is it necessarily necessary to use the word necessary so often.
Just asking out of necessity.
Not necessarily but your fat lover likes it a lot! My 14 children said they are extremely glad they don't have a libtard like you for a father!

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