Some U.S. states raise taxes for poor, cut taxes for others

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    "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer."
     
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    How many countries has Ben visited lately?
     
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    Not nearly as many. but then human nature hasnt changed in 200 years.
     
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    Government has.

    We got rid of slavery, for instance. Big change there.
     
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    So because we got rid of slavery, people no longer mooch off government?
     
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    Did I say that?
     
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    The US has a demand-side problem, not a supply-side problem. If there are no customers, then there is no business, so give business all the money in the world and they'll accept it without hiring anyone unless they can make profit. Poor people do not have extra money to spend, so taking money, even if it's welfare money, reduces potential business profit which reduces business's incentive to hire.
     
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    Holy Moly, THAT is TRULY messed up! People are loosing their minds! And others are following....

    this is just plain wrong....the article made me wanna puke.....

    God help us!
     

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