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  •  I agree with you, but... (1+ / 0-)
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    Black Max

    it's highly unlikely that anyone who has seen how hard a person has to work, to sucessfully get out of poverty would never become a right-wing gasbag.  She would know the truth about welfare, how imparative the programs are, and how hard it is to pull yourself out of. I guess they could believe that some people are scammers, but I find it hard to believe that a person in that position would believe a majority of welfare recipients are scammers, cut the safety net out from under everyone and that we should let them starve.

    That's like someone surviving cancer, but then telling all the people who still have cancer that they're just not fighting hard enough and deserve to die.  I guess it could happen, but it's pretty unlikely.

    •  Unfortunately in this case, very likely (1+ / 0-)
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      Black Max

      This woman who was on welfare, etc with whom I had the heated discussion went through the "cancer treatment"  herself and now feels that those who "have cancer" are not trying hard enough to get off from welfare and thus do not deserve to have the safety  net like she had to get herself into a life of self-support.

      I am just trying to illustrate that there are some people out there who have lived through the bad times and benefited from the help they received and now feel that others do not deserve it because they are not trying hard enough.  I am hoping that she is a loner in this opinion, but I am a cynic and do  not feel that she is.

      •  That is an odd opinion for her to have... (0+ / 0-)

        like I said, it could happen, it just doesn't seem likely.  Usually the people that have been thru the welfare system are more sympathetic to the causes and problems that the recipients have to deal with, not less.

        It's irritating to know that there are people are there that want it both ways, they want support when they need it, but don't think anyone else deserves it.  Kind of like all the Republicans that whine about federal spending but they're the first in line for subsidies and earmarks for their district.  

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