Originally Posted by PlumberKhan
Many of them probably did.
The problem I have with what he said is equating someone who gets a tax refund to a welfare-lifer looking for free handouts is wrong. The vast majority of people who get refunds have never been on welfare a day in their life.
I know what ya meant, I'm taking it a step further, saying if those same people received higher education/training on the government dime, even if it was a 'free handout', they still wouldn't be lazy victims.
Originally Posted by Warfish
Safety's answer to all problems:
More Taxes, More Spending, More Welfare, More Entitlements.
Blame everyone but the individual for their failings. How suprising.
How about we tax YOU Safety, personally. You can afford to help put someone you don't know through college each year, so we'll tax YOU for your idea. If you think it's so important, how many kids have you put through school this year? 1? 10? 100?
More taxes on the rich. More spending on the middle class. Welfare can stay the same. Perhaps one or two more entitlements, if they save money for the average American and the country as a whole (universal healthcare) or are an investment that will create more revenue later (higher education/better job training leads to greater tax revenue later). And really, universal healthcare would replace 3 entitlements with one - Obamacare, medicare and medicaid.
And sure, tax me for it. I'm game.