He added that as a candidate for the White House, "my job is not to worry about those people."
about people who want nothing more than entitlements on the backs of hard working Americans. His job will be to create a JOBS environment where those people can fend for themselves via a PAYCHECK EARNED not a government/taxpayer handout.
Just as there are professional 'students' out there (Fluke comes to mind), there are professional 'collectors'....people too lazy or too used to going to the mailbox to get their freebies to do a thing for themselves. There are whole generations of ONE family who know nothing else, JP......the mentality gets handed down based on what you personally grew up with and now pass down to your own kids. It has to stop, and the only way TO stop it is to cut them off and force them out the door to a job. Babies get weaned from the mother's t.i.t. People need to get taken/weaned from the government t.i.t. There IS such a thing as personal self-respect, and too many people have lost that, thanks to liberals going out of their way to make life easy for them instead of making them work for it.
Your mind doesn't matter........the mindset gets passed down from one generation to another within the same family going back to at least the FDR days.
Dems started the welfare system here in the USA, even though surprisingly enough it was originated by Islamics. The system here just kept being added to, most drastically during the 1960's (thank you LBJ), and Clinton (with Republicans) changed it/reformed it to make it a 'welfare to work' program and that reform worked and many households actually got off the dole rapidly. We are now, thanks to BO and his failing policies, looking at 46 MILLION people on foodstamps with a push in Mexican ads giving instructions for illegals on how to get on them when (NOT IF) they get here. Rahm has already declared Chicago another sanctuary city and invited them all there (like he doesn't have enough problems with crimes, killings, lousy schools, crappier teachers, and unions who like playing the "I don't give a crap, just gimme what I want like always" game).
The more Dems control the country, the worse things get for the people who actually are dumb enough to keep voting them in.....they are actually so dumb in many cases that they can't see how much worse things have gotten for them, because the Dems keep offering up more freebies and goodies to shut them up and keep them dependent upon the government that did it to them in the first place.
as for the rest of your post..........typical JP garbage and not worth the effort of typing a response.
but this one has pretty graphs which make it more understandable.
Whining all the way to November. It will be a national shame if he wins.
Individuals earning between $10 and 20 thousand dollars pay 20% in taxes. That's more as a percentage than Mitt Romney says he paid, which was 13%.
You need to keep separate tax rates, investment tax rates, and total of the types. The tax rate paid on most investment income is 15%. Both Romney and the $20,000 earner pay that percentage.
With earned Income, the bracket you dealt with was in tn the worst case scenario, Single taxpayer:
15% rate from $8,701 - $35,350
If you had, you would know that regardless of Rahm's 'proclamation' (and I use the term lightly, mind you), there is no rush of illegals to the windy city. There would have to be adequate jobs available here for that to happen. Even your mighty fox news has said as such regarding the reverse migration of late back to Mexico, in particular.
Also, who exactly are the 'Islamics'(?) ROTFL What's this rant about muslims starting the welfare system? That gem from Fox news too? At least do yourself a favor and actually read something scholarly regarding how Islam balances collectivism and individualism. You may actually be enlightened.
from my link........it's actually HISTORY in case you are wondering and not something I made up as a rant.......nor did it come from Fox News. Follow your own advice........"At least do yourself a favor and actually READ something....you may actually be enlightened"
>>>>The concepts of Welfare and pension were put into practice in the early Islamic law of the Caliphate as forms of Zakat (charity), one of the Five Pillars of Islam, since the time of the Rashidun caliph Umar in the 7th century. The taxes (including Zakat and Jizya) collected in the treasury of an Islamic government were used to provide income for the needy, including the poor, elderly, orphans, widows, and the disabled. According to the Islamic jurist Al-Ghazali (Algazel, 1058-1111), the government was also expected to store up food supplies in every region in case a disaster or famine occurred.
...predates what happened in the caliphate. Jewish religious law probably recognizes some type of social welfare before Islam as well.
Some of this you could probably find on your own w/ quick spin to wikipedia. For beyond the nuts/bolts, it would be useful for you to look at some actual peer reviewed research articles.
There are a whole host of theories as to why Rome fell. Your explanation is the right wing republican version, and doesn't take into account the other pressures on the empire. Someone always wanting things as either black or white may enjoy such a pedestrian and cliff notes version of what transpired though.
Ad nauseum. I will repeat for those less in the know about the gist of this discussion, "welfare" (whatever that means) didn't by itself tank Rome.
Why don't also you start examining the other factors contributing to Rome's demise? It's all right there on about.com.
Bringing it back to modern times- the right wants voters to forget recent history (e.g. prosperity during times w/ higher taxes) and forget the fact that our demand for goods and services (you know, driving most economies) is extremely low right now.
or the importation of games to pacify the people, he was talking about the luxury goods being imported for the wealthy to buy, silks and spices mostly.
Where welfare comes in was the importation of grain from Sicily and Libya (the granary of the Empire, my how things change) in order to make bread which was given out free to the part of the Roman population in order to keep them from revolting, same thing with The Roman Circus, hence the term Bread and Circuses. The population of Rome in the Second Century was about 2 to 2.5 million, roughly half of which may have qualified for the Public Distribution of Bread and passes to the Circus. When you consider the size of the empire and the taxes brought in, that's pretty trivial.
Now former Senators and Consuls were sent to the provinces as Governors for a year, and that is where much of the taxation from the province went, into the Governor's pocket, they also looted art treasures which are still being found on the sea bed. Twenty years ago there were about 4 original Greek Bronze statues remaining in museums. There are now more than double that number, and there is at least one being worked on off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia which was found last year.
Rome declined for a host of reasons, not least of which were the employment of Foederati; troops from the other side of the border paid to defend the border. In the 5th Century, Atilla The Hun, a Mongol and his Golden Horde pushed huge numbers of refugees into the Roman empire. The Goths, who started off in Sweden (remember the Olympic winter Games in Gothenburg?) and split into the West Visi, and the East Ostro Goths took over Spain and Italy, but still it was called the Roman Empire. The Vandals ended up in North Africa. Rome was also attacked by the Eastern Empire and severely damaged in the 5th and 6th Centuries under Belisarius (The White Chieftain, Beli Tsar) who was acting at the behest of Emperor Justinian?. And as beautiful as the churches of Ravenna are today, moving the capital into a mosquito swamp, which is what it was at the time, wasn't a smart move.
The Eastern Roman Empire based on Constantinople lasted far longer. and didn't collapse until it had been looted by their trade rivals, the Venetians, in 1417? and then finally attacked by the Ottoman Turks in 1453? (Sorry, it's been 25 years since I needed to know the dates.)
So, briefly, to credit "Welfare" for a tiny restricted minority of the Empire's inhabitants for the collapse of something which persisted more than 200 years longer, and even then only half was not centrally administered any longer, is a fiction worthy of Star Wars.
Again with that Toni?
I think it was about 2 weeks ago.
Don't you recall when you asked If any Republican President ever did that, and I provided a link showing GW Bush did it, BANG!!!! I tell ya' it's like shooting fish in a barrel. You hummed and hawed and said Well yeah, but Obama is doing it worse.
Tsk,tsk, tsk...shaking my head in disbelief.
I don't care who started the ads, JP.....BO is pushing it much more heavily.........and I didn't hum and haw....unless you think your hearing is so much better than the rest of the world's that you could tell from a couple thousand miles away what I was doing here in my house. IF that's the case, you could probably make millions of dollars selling THAT to liberals rags instead of pining away on a few bucks waiting for a good fishing day to show up.
It's more "still"
About the only thing you haven't mentioned lately is "kitchen sink"...you even had that in one of your posts, I wish I saved the link and the search engine in Speakeasy isn't as good as the old search.
Associating Obama and the kitchen sink....I don't know how you did it, but you did, at least in your mind.