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    Re: Why our Country is Going Down The Drain

    #1. I'd bet most liberal posters will refuse to watch this video because they enjoy being in denial about the absolute waste that exists in this country.

    #2. We need to stop this bull crap some how, some way.....it is absolutely SICKENING.

    I can't believe our gov't sends out a frikkn CHECK to people to pay their rent! Wt f??? Why don't we just send the check to the landlord to ensure people can't spend a dime of that money on anything else besides RENT?

    As taxpayers, we absolutely have the right to control how the money from gov't assistance programs is spent. These programs aren't a "rigth", they are a privelige bestowed upon by taxpaying citizens.

    I can't believe that guy thought the money he got for housing assistance was HIS money to spend anyway he pleased.

    Prediction: This thread will die quickly due to serious DENIAL.
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    Re: Why our Country is Going Down The Drain

    A youtube video from Judge Judy is hardly the predictor of anything.... anecdotal evidence at best.
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    Re: Why our Country is Going Down The Drain

    People who get Section 8 vouchers and other rent help should of course use the money for rent. I know some programs pay the money directly the landlord, with the renter paying the difference if there is one. Giving someone cash for rent to use as they please seems like incompetence at the county level.

    In MA, to my knowledge, it takes about 5-7 years to get Section 8 housing. Before that, people largely have to fend for themselves, unless they have small children or are seriously disabled. There are relatively few people who beat the system, in my opinion. The person who looks like he's beating the system, from my experience in working with the needy, may have suffered a massive heart attack, been traumatized in Iraq, or have some terrible illness, though on the surface may seem okay.

    We do need to be vigilant about slumlords and bureaucrats. The scandal in Chelsea is still being investigated, and the real losers are the people who have a legitimate need for housing:

    New reports finds more misdeeds at Chelsea Housing Authority - News - Boston.com
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    There's part of the problem ... people being given money that they are not actively seeking.

    Handout USA
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    Nice hijack now hopefully everyone will discuss Jerry springer right?
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    No....More like we can discuss why posting a stupid video from the internet is just that....stupid....

    I can find a video of racist tea party members? Dose that mean all tea party members are racist? I can find a video of moms and dads that beat their kids, does that mean all moms and dads beat their kids? I can find videos of kids huffing their own ****, does that mean every kid huffs his ****?

    Posting a video from none other then TV reality show, means and shows nothing....RW loves youtube, its his porn lol.

    Come on....:rolleyes:
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    So rather than respond to his post you prefer to attack the source of the post ... that's why we had to beef up the rules here ... just saying. What your missing is RW is involved in real estate and he sees examples of this all the time.

    It's his porn lol ... wtf is that - who says such a thing?

    I don't see where he used the word 'EVERY' ... do you?

    Judge Judy is a reality show but the cases are real legal cases.

    This forum is not large enough to post 100's of you tubes ... that was but one example. if you studied local real estate you would see how many people pay their rent with government money ... then his you tube would make more sense.

    But you chose to attack the source rather than have an adult discussion.

    That's :bricks::bricks::bricks: ... better to ignore a thread if all you have is to attack the OP.
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    Re: Why our Country is Going Down The Drain

    Your 47% in action.....Bread & Circus
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    Unlike the video posted by Real World, these are REALLY stupid.....

    Why? Because far more Americans get housing support than are members of the Tea Party. Millions and millions more get housing support than are members of the Tea Party.

    And finally, guess what? My tax dollars aren't WASTED on Tea Party members....but they are wasted on many people getting gov't aid.

    Enjoy your Sundee!:bricks:
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    Re: Why our Country is Going Down The Drain

    Let us not over look the fact that not only did the guy spend his govt rent money on other things, but that the woman he was living with didn't even pay her rent obligations.

    She wanted rent money from the free-loader when she never even paid her rent!

    It was a FINE example of 2 free-loaders who actually believe they have the right to do what they did.....

    Going down the drain is accurate "IF" we allow these kinds of wrongs to continue.
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    Re: Why our country is going down the drain 2

    The Tea Party sees what is happening in this country and they are scared, they aren't alone.
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    Re: Why our country is going down the drain 2

    Tea Party Officials Took Handouts | Video - ABC News

    Reminder: 44 Percent of Tea Partiers Are on Medicare | Politics on GOOD

    Tea party hypocrisy on Medicare and Social Security | Cynthia Tucker

    Have a nice Sunday PR!

    FYI, my tax dollars are wasted on wars, tax cuts and oil subsidies.....Welcome to the club! Take a seat and enjoy your stay!:bricks:
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    Re: Why our Country is Going Down The Drain

    When your source is Judge Judy....YES! Even better its on youtube....:rolleyes:

    Good for him? I see rich *******s all day, does that mean I know everything about the rich? Does that mean all rich people are jerks?



    It was tongue and cheek....not a great joke but coming from you, the guy that's jokes are bad at best...

    Nope, he just said
    and
    So not eveyone....:bricks:

    Really? Jerry Spinger used to say the same thing about his show, that everyone on it was real and that they didn't pay them or anything...

    Its small claims court, far from "real" legal cases.....

    Welcome to the forums!!! Glad to have you here! FYI, this is how everyone here does it, not just me, I've even see you do this a few times, I guess its easier to just call out others instead of looking at yourself.

    Great advice, please pass that on to yourself,IC,PR,RW and all the others that do the same damn thing....:cool:
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    Re: Why our Country is Going Down The Drain

    I think many of us have first-hand experience with people who get gov't assistance and many of us know some who abuse it.

    If we do, we have a responsibility to report them to the authorities. Just as we all should report drug dealing in our neighborhoods.

    If you know someone on gov't assistance who look like their living pretty large, report them. Because no one get's enough gov't assistance to support a nice lifestyle.

    Gov. Deval Patrick: I’ll stop jobless benefit abuse - BostonHerald.com

    Time is slipping away to reform sick EBT system - BostonHerald.com
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    Re: Why our country is going down the drain 2

    Who paves your roads? Taxpayers, many of whom don't have cars or need all those roads. Who makes sure your plane flights are safe? Taxpayers, many of whom cannot afford to fly. Who makes sure that your water is clean, your electricity is reliable, your land isn't destroyed by hazardous waste, your home isn't built of dangerous materials, your food is safe, your medicines aren't dangerous, your employer gives you safe working conditions, your investments are secure, your bank account is protected, your hospital is clean, your phone service is reliable, your property rights are protected, and so on.

    PR, too many middle class people take for granted how taxpayers fund many middle class benefits, and the wealthier one is the more benefits they get. Maybe you should start protesting against all the aid that middle class people get and not be so envious of the dirt poor. I think the middle class gets a fair return on their taxes by and large, and relatively small part of your taxes actually goes to programs that help poor people. Given your history, your envy of the poor seems misplaced. Most poor people do not play the system, do not have the intelligence, discipline, energy, or values that allow them to do that.
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    Re: Why our country is going down the drain 2

    We are discussing abuse of government assistance.

    If you'd like to discuss other topics, you're free to start your own thread Patters.

    Let's abide by the forum rules and not deflect the topic.
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    So, most poor people are stupid and lazy?

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