Paul draws backlash to comments about poverty

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    Paul draws backlash to comments about poverty - Politics - msnbc.com

    And this is AFTER Mitch McConnell schooled him on how to be a "real politician"?? McConnell schooled Angle as well, and just look at her recent comments. I am almost thinking these two Tea Baggers were better off BEFORE they got Mitch's "help"....
     
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    As much as I dislike Rand Paul and his politics...I agree with him

    Being poor in the US in no way compares to being poor in most of the world. A poor family in the US would be considered wealthy in Haiti, most of Africa, China or India. The safety net in the US provides a basic standard of living that exceed that in much of the world

    However, it does not mean we do not need to do anything to help the poor in the US
     
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    Just as an FYI....we are not in Haiti. And according to these cons, the US is the richest country in the world. Remember?
     
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    So far, I have agreed with everything Rand Paul has said or advocated....
     
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    You're on the right track at first... and then you go all entitlement junkie...

    Our poor are indeed better off than many people in this world.... And it is nice to help of your own free will, to give a VOLUNTARY leg up to those who could use it... but in no way should there be any sort of shit that we see in our current entitlement junkie welfare nanny state
     
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    Paul is right....
     
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    our poor are better off than many middle class in Europe.
    30,000 died in heat wave in the late 90's, AC is not widespread in Europe.
     
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    As even Rand Paul could tell you, there are people living in regions of Kentucky in abject poverty. Not third world poverty but poverty nonetheless. We are the richest nation on earth, ther is no reason for us to not provide a basic safety net for all Americans whether the conservatives think they "deserve" it or not
     
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    Our poor suffer less than your poor...so there!

    :cuckoo:
     
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    yes there is... it is the little concept of the freedom to fail that goes hand in hand with the freedom to succeed....

    As stated SO many motherfucking times... I am all for VOLUNTARILY giving of yourself, your earnings, etc... but not some nanny state government entity feeling generous with the collected monies of others... government is not in existence to take over your personal responsibilities for you... your financial condition, your hunger, your wants, your needs, are ALL YOUR responsibility.. not anyone else's including the government
     
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