The Value Of Human Life

Submitted by: SweepOfDeath 2 years ago

When criminals receive more aid than the poor & homeless the ability to give up on humanity becomes easy.Warning-Graphic
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Male 1,293
Tuan Jim

Utter bollocks. The reason people are still poor and homeless is not that insufficient money is spent on them, but that the money does not help people out of poverty.

Firstly reason is that poverty is defined dishonestly, to include people who are in relative poverty but do not suffer absolute poverty: they have plenty to live on, just less than a certain proportion of median income.

Increased government spending does not bring people out of poverty. I would argue that it cannot, and only freedom and local, private charity can do that (within freedom I include economic and educational freedom as the most important factors). While I accept that you could argue that it is possible to have government schemes reduce poverty it is hard to argue that the ones in place in the US or the UK for example do so. Indeed it seems to trap them at the bottom of the heap.
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Male 1,293
This is dumb.

We are responsible for house pets, so we look after them. The authority issuing a penal sentence is responsible for the care of the prisoner, so looks after his or her needs.

Taking responsibility for others in situations where this is not warranted is a loss of freedom that has caused some of the greatest evils in history. People are responsible for themselves, and in a free society must be. Charity demands that assistance is given, but anything more harms more people in the long term than it helps.

Free people are not wards of the state. That has two sides, the state has limited rights over free people but it also has limited responsibility. Any state powerful enough to give a man everything he wants is also powerful enough to take away everything he has.

Look at a graph of poverty rates in the US. They were dropping fast until the war on poverty began.
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Male 945
@ Ozmose:

You first.
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Male 448
We as a race, deserve nothing more than extinction.
We`ve had millennia to learn to take care of our fellow man.
It`s fair time humanity falls into the shadows of forgotten history.
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Female 4,349
guilt overload. i dont even like seeing people that have to hitch, makes me feel awful.
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Male 14,773
How many poor and homeless people do you actually know? I`m talking about knowing well, knowing their story, their joys and fears? How many individual lives have you had the opportunity to improve, rather than throw a dollar to as you walk by?

The problem with poverty is the middle classes is they do not want to associate with the poor. That`s the reason a Yorkshire Terrier gets pampered while a child freezes to death. It`s not taxes, it`s not the rich.
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Male 2,542
Federal Bureau of Prisons is a part of the Justice Department. In 2014 they got 16.3 billion. The United States Department of Health and Human Services got 78.3 billion.

Also, alot of that was not the US.
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Male 2,143
Daegog-wrong. Most tax-money ends up in the hands of the rich. Weapons contracts,Road-salt suppliers. In fact, more money goes to the rich than the poor and homeless.
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Male 2,579
Just some poverty porn.
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Female 846
Our mental health system is so broken and ass backwards, and we keep seeing consequences of that continually popping up in the news as school shootings, prison violence, and just plain "crazy people". And yet the powers that be still continue to bury their heads in the sand.
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Female 846
Andrew is that were true, you would not see an influx of criminal activity in the winter. Homeless people look for anything to get out of the cold and a hot meal in their belly, even if that means getting incarcerated. It`s true; google it.
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Male 7,123
Andrew155

If that were true they wouldn`t be poor and homeless and the criminals would be. Look around you.
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Male 1,382
Way More money definitely flows to criminals than the poor and homeless.

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Male 2,578
More money definitely flows to the poor and homeless than criminals.
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Male 938
Link: The Value Of Human Life [Rate Link] - When criminals receive more aid than the poor & homeless the ability to give up on humanity becomes easy.Warning-Graphic
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