Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:23:53 AM
Well how about all of the politicians' fat pension cheques? 54 cents of each of the taxpayer`s dollar goes to "manditory spending" which includes welfare, SSI, ect. only 13% of that is for unemployment. I`m sure when you`re 80 you`ll want medicaid and social security too. The government has been doing it for almost as long as our country has existed. Everyone need to quit their bitching and rather than look at everything else around them, look at themselves. This is a good example. You are part of the problem, like it or not. You can use both sides of the paper, quit smoking and recycle all you want you still make waste and similarly you still spend some of the government`s money. After all a little piece of what they take out of your cheque at the end of the week in social security which I assume you intend to collect. And there is such a thing as private police/fire dept. Be thankful to be alive and well off enough to be on a computer right now not on a sewing machine in a
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:53:21 AM
"So, stay off the highways and roads, never call the police, fire department or other emergency services, don't bitch about salmonella in your groceries or poisons in your water, air, workplace, stay out of the public library, send your kids/grandkids to private schools, and private colleges, forget about complaining about inappropriate content on the tv and radio, forget about the development of new medical procedures to treat cancer, obesity and other diseases, forget about development of new industries, safer vehicles, etc. Give up having courts to protect your rights from corrupt officials, criminals, and people who just hate you."
Oh just stop it. I`m so tired of the "what about the fire department" argument.
Even if you added all those up it would be a fraction of where our money goes (except the military - which creates more enemies for us than it protects us from).
The vast majority of our tax money is spent on the BS welfare
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:47:10 AM
To all those people who think this guy is being "soooo selfishzzz!1111!!!": Give me a break!
You expect somebody to work 40 hours a week while somebody else is getting MORE MONEY to sit at home doing nothing and live off the government dole? That he should sacrifice 50% of his waking life for "the good of society"? Puh-leeaaase!!
The problem is that unemployment benefits are too high! Why work when you make more doing nothing? Nobody is going to do that. What they should do is do away with unemployment all together, and replace it with a system where they set up a bunch of minimum wage jobs, and if you lose your job, you can take one of those. Then watch the unemployment rate drop like a rock as all these people who supposedly "can't find work" magically find a job in no time.
Monday, November 8, 2010 7:37:08 AM
@dubtac= we have a democracy, that really about as good as it can get... the problem isn't the system, its the people. for democracy to work well, it requires an interested, intelligent, educated population. On top of that you have all the people within this system that have a very egocentric position. Everyone is "all about me and mine, screw the other guy" which is all fine and good if its a friend of yours, but not if you are the other guy. The libertarians, communist, socialist, ect. have all formed their systems with the idea that man should care about and help his fellow man. Until we as a species realize that the our support system is made up not only of the people around us, but also of the plants and animals, we aren`t likely to make much headway. Your logic is sound, but the problem isn`t the motor itself, or any of the mechanical parts, its the idiot that keeps flipping it from high to full reverse without engaging the clutch.