'Generation Gimme': Can We or Should We Afford Them?

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'Generation Gimme': Can We Or Should We Afford Them?

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. paulitician
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    The Entitlement mentality does seem to be gripping our nation at this point. Personal responsibility seems pretty much out the window now. But can we or should we afford 'Generation Gimme?'
     
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    Well we are already $1.3 trillion in the hole, so the obvious answer is no we cannot afford them.
     
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    The Nanny State will be our downfall if we don't stop the friggin' lefties.

    That goddamn stupid black woman screaming about who's gonna take care of her 15 kids is a perfect example of what happens when personal responsibility, accountability, etc. are no part of an individual's upbringing. Absolute insanity, but she thinks she's right. God help us.
     
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    If by "generation Gimmie" you mean the top 1 percent who are making money hand over fist and screaming for more tax cuts, no, we can't afford them.
     
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    I think 'Generation Gimme' is a couple of Generations too late. The Gravy Train is now all out gravy.
     
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    Keeping more of your own earnings, while ~50% do not even contribute to income tax is not being part of the entitlement mentality

    You know damn well that these money for nothing entitlement junkies are a plague... a group of parasites sucking the life's blood of our society
     
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    Actually, I was thinking more of corporations like GE who posted record profits and still got a huge fucking refund, or those who make all their money via corporate gains paying only 14-20 percent while the rest of us working stiffs have to pay 28 percent.
     
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    I think many are still very confused. Corporations are a part of 'Generation Gimme' too. They're demanding their Taxpayer Freebies as well.
     
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    Oh don't get me wrong... I am completely against any type of kickback or handout...

    But in terms of individual citizens, wanting more of what you personally earned instead of hiking takes to support handouts to those in the ~50% who pay nothing into the income tax system and have no true stake in the game.... that is a HUGE pet peeve of mine

    You know the sermon I preach... equal % taxation on every dollar earned by every individual citizen, with zero exceptions, loopholes, etc.... no floor, no ceiling

    And an equal rate standard corporate tax, with the elimination of the loopholes, etc as well...

    Eliminate the favoritism everywhere
     
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    Those damn kids today...

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