The entitlement, Santa Claus , "free stuff" society...

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    Here are the "entitlement","Santa Claus",free stuff benefits to the "poor"..
    In 2008, the fund that foots the bill for this program contributed $819 million to subsidize low-income telephone services. The fund is projected to grow to over $1 billion this year. That’s $1 billion of over $800 billion the United States will spend on welfare in 2010. Welfare recipients now eligible to receive cell phones
    Welfare recipients now eligible to receive cell phones

    a) Free Cell phone (my cell phone I PAY is about $100/month)
    if the poor person receives just one of the below FREE entitlements:

    * Food stamps * Medicaid * Section 8 * Supplemental Security Income * National School Lunch Program

    b) 40 million Americans on food stamps get $200/month in free food.

    it cost $75.7 billion in 2011 compared to $35 billion in 2008; and enrollment has hit an all-time high of 46.7 million recipients. Meanwhile, the number of children receiving free school lunches has inflated from 18 to 21 million — an unprecedented jump —
    about 2.1 million households (6 million) use Section 8 the Housing Choice Voucher program, pays a large

    c) portion of the rents and utilities of or the Housing Choice Voucher Program up to $1,000 /month in FREE housing...

    So these people get
    === $ 5,666 in EIC cash,
    === $12,000 free housing ,
    === $ 2,400 free food,
    === $ 1,200 in free cell phone plus
    === $ 5,000 a year in free health care from Medicaid.
    So this is about $26,000 a year in FREE MONEY, free goods and free services...

    For all of you that think this is a GOOD positive direction to go for society my question is..

    Should this stop and if not how far should it go? Should ALL Americans get "FREE" stuff and if so WHO will pay for it?
     
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    Robbers corrupt the people and often lead to the destruction of the people. We need to turn away from this soon or else I dont think we survive as we currently are
     
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    The argument against individual welfare has been tremendously weakened in the last 5 years by the trillions of dollars in corporate welfare given to banks and insurance companies.
     
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    Social welfare programs are more important now than they were in the pre-Reagan years--before the government effectively outlawed labor unions, and back when middle class families earned better real wages. Now, because American wages are so low and poverty is so extreme in the U.S., social welfare has become an essential means of preventing real class warfare (in the form of strikes, demonstrations, and riots).

    You either need to raise worker incomes or continue welfare, unless you want to double the prison population and turn the U.S. into a police state.

    This is the cost of poorly-regulated capitalism.
     
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    The stupid is strong in this one....


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    Aren't you the one always complaining that Obamacare might threaten the gym membership in your bloated, overpriced Medicare Advantage plan?
     
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    Feel quite free to elaborate . . . other than the standard right wing chorus of "obummer bad, you stupid, hurrr gurrrr."
     
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    Ok... the government has NOT effectively outlawed union, unions have effectively outlived their usefulness. Secondly, in an effective, functioning economy, you don't need welfare, except in extreme instances.

    The progressives have created this demand for welfare by destroying the low wage earners and their families and by kneecapping the middle class and selling a great number of people that to take is divine.

    This is the end result of over-regulated capitalism and Progressivism.

    Have a nice day.
     
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    Is yours a $6 phone with 8 minutes a day, dupe?

    OP- Total Pubcrappe. Change the channel.
     
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    The free cell phone service started under Bush.
     

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