Can we do anything about Welfare ?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by integra00, May 26, 2012.

  1. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I like it though, it's entertaining. Just like the good ol' days.
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  2. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    That wasn't directed at your half of the discussion, I thought that would be fairly obvious :p
  3. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I was thinking it's been a while since we've had one of these mud-slinging... er... debate... sessions! ;)
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  4. HEAVY-D

    HEAVY-D Eh?!

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    I don't like welfare abuse at all, I also don't like the abuse of all government and private programs. What get's me is how people can see the abuse in one program and ignore all the other program abuses.
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  5. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Abuse is human nature. You will NEVER get rid of it, no matter how hard you try. If you look for abuse anywhere, including your local post office, or your neighbor's lawn, you will find it. Anything we do to try and stamp out abuse, only adds another layer of human beings and potential for abuse, while making things unwieldy and rigid for everyone else. It is this that makes regulations "burdensome", since every employee has to fill out three forms to sharpen their pencil, and get a waiver to dump the pencil shavings in the trash, just so accounting knows where every penny went.
  6. Greatbam

    Greatbam Junior Member

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    Then what do you do? Give up and wave the white flag?
  7. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    You just take it into account. If you go for efficiency at all costs, you are going to shaft yourself in the reliability department. Deal with it when you find it, but don't go ga-ga trying to root it out of every corner.
  8. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    I'll tell you what you don't do when there is an issue with the system! You don't overreact and go after something completely unrelated, you don't create new agencies when we already have existing ones that can do the job with minimal tweaking! And you don't burden the people who aren't involved with unnecessary procedures that will only address a small percentage of the issue at hand. And lastly you sure as hell don't make new rules that have absolutely zero affect on an issue that is already so small that's its insignificant!




    See if you can match the above to these words: Iraq, TSA, air port screening/pat downs, voter ID laws.
  9. Greatbam

    Greatbam Junior Member

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    There are rules in politics? Since when? I thought it was winners keepers, losers weepers?
  10. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    It's called common sense, of course I expected that to be a foreign term to you.
  11. Greatbam

    Greatbam Junior Member

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    What are the rules then?
  12. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Haha, glad I wasn't the only thinking it.
  13. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    What are the rules for common sense?
  14. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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  15. Greatbam

    Greatbam Junior Member

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    Ok, what does that mean? Why don't you be more specific in what you mean?

    You have tried to define me even though you don't even know me. I have posted 138 times and you have posted 6,089. I have a lot more information to define you with than you do to define me.
  16. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Frankly I think it is THE most absurd and childish discussion ever. But more sad than hilarious. Why folks continue to feed the troll is a mystery to me.
  17. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    My guess is boredom.
  18. Greatbam

    Greatbam Junior Member

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  19. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    But the troll is so cute, how can you not feed him? ;)
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