Kunect, now you're more scholarly than the Pope! haha
I've read the Bible MANY times, grew up super religious in a very cult like Christian religion, and I welcome his view point!
Question, what happens to you if your faith is wrong? What happens if the Muslims picked the right "God"? How do you know you're right? and even if you are, do you think Jesus would be welcoming to you damning 70% of the rest of the population of earth?
As the Pope said; "Who am I to Judge?" So...who are you to judge?
Dear Pope, The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV) #1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me."
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"because Muslims, Hindus and African Animists are also made in the very likeness and image of God, to hate them is to hate God! To reject them to is to reject God and the Gospel of Christ. Whether we worship at a church, a synagogue, a mosque or a mandir, it does not matter. Whether we call God, Jesus, Adonai, Allah or Krishna, we all worship the same God of love. This truth is self-evident to all who have love and humility in their hearts!" The Pope
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But, I think the obvious problem is jobs, at least decent jobs.
A case in point is Walmart, whose vast majority of jobs keeps their employees below the poverty line, so we get to pay for them, while buying products made in China! Its a lose-lose situation. We pay for the welfare of Walmarts workers while they sell products that kill our jobs. lol. Its sad.
LTS, I agree that the ones capable of getting a job should be forced to. I have a buddy that is that way, but they make him "work" at local venues to reach 35 hours of work a week to get his benefits! At least thats the deal...I think. Is it not the case that if you can work, they make you work for your benefits? I found this; 47% of beneficiaries were children under age 18.
••8% were age 60 or older.
••41% lived in a household with earnings from a job -- the so-called "working poor."
••The average household received a monthly benefit of $287.
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good morning lts-thank you for your thoughtful response.To answer a previous question put to me, I do believe that we should enjoy what we have earned above each individuals/family' subsistence level.i don't consider that greed.Got run and try to beat the heavier rain that is moving in.I will post more about absolute and education later.have a good day
asknot...forgot to say thanks for the rand paul information. i have been somewhat out of the loop recently. i have some catching up to do.
and ebt starts rolling. those that can and don't work soak up the resources for those that really need it. join me and support getting the "cans but won't" off their collective bottoms and direct the money to those with real needs.
good morning asknot. i am not sure of your question...now as far as "can and won't". since i could not find any hard statistics, a guesstamationon my part would be ay minimum 30-40% range. having a working knowlege of folks living in section 8 housing gave me a fairly good insight into some of the thought processes that many base their day to day lives on. the one prevailing line of thought involves the cost of daycare verses collecting government subsistance and staying in their section 8 subsidized home. you also have the problem of unemployed adult age children that live in the housing and collect government monies. as much as i would like to float on the fluffy cloud in the liberal-land of pity and success-guilt, i face the hard facts that there exist people that have garnered enough mathematical ability to figure out that the monies they would earn by being dumb-as-dirt can be had with little or no effort by filling out a form that says help me and voila....the checks a
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LTS, how many people on welfare would you say are of the "can't and won't" variety?
would prefer to have others provide their existence rather than themselves. i also agreed and understand that there are those that can never provide for themselves and i have zero problem providing. even in your compassionate mind you will have to agree that there are many people that rise above adverse beginning to accomplish wonderful things. one must be willing to rise above.
moderation, unfortunately the world as we know it operates off of a balance sheet. the question is do we perpetuate a problem or do we correct a problem. it occurs to me that the financial support through direct and indirect payments are not producing the desired results. as long as we continue to reward the crippling of efforts to effectively educate our youth and eventual adults, we will realize the same failures over and over again. you do not have to have riches to succeed in our society. most folks have taken advantage of what we as a society have to offer and have made appreciable contributions. let me repeat in case you missed the gist of my criticsm..."the rub comes in where folks can and won't provide for themselves". the key words are "can" and "won't". we have provided for the relatively free education of all citzens for 12 years and heavily subsidized higher education and yet we still have TOO MANY that decided for whatever reason that they wo
Lts, I agree with mod on this. While I welcome welfare reform we need to be smart about it. Many studies have shown the vast difference of most students between rich and poor. Hurting the poor only hurts our future. If we penalize the kids of the "leeches" or these dredges of society thAt for some reason most Rs think make up the majority of the welfare recipients, we only penalize our very own future. I think we'd be better off attacking the loopholes, the excess, the taking advantage of, etc of Wall Street, bankers, military suppliers, oil, pharmaceutical, farming yada yada.
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Good morning lts- Sure. You may ask.Not all children begin their lives under equal circumstances. Generally speaking, imo,your balance sheet approach to every socially sensitive economic situation has only a balance sheet remedy.A 'cut 'em off at the knees' approach,that is good enough for for "dumb as dirt" ers. Children, of course grow into adults,but they don't always mature equally for many reasons.Let's take care of them all.
LTS, oh just the budget he endorsed. Seems rather dem leaning and my military friends our ticked about cutting their COLA. I hate how the in any way shape or form our proud men and women would be on the cutting block while big wigs and defense projects get blank checks.
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