What government programs have you benefited from?

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  1. Ravi
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    Ravi Diamond Member

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    I recall one or two libertarians...or conservatives (one won't admit to being either one) admitting they took government subsidized student loans, admitting they got back more tax money than they paid in, admitted that as kids they lived off of disability social security from a parents death, admitted they got free lunch because they qualified for it...and various other benefits and it got me wondering.

    What government programs have you benefited from?

    Here's my list, as far as I recall.

    6 years of public school.
    Clean water.
    Uncontaminated food.
    4 years publicly funded school buses.
    Military protection.
    Clear roads.
    $250 from FEMA for hurricane damage.
    Federally underwritten flood insurance.
    4 years of publicly funded school for each of two kids.
    1 year of bus services for 1 kid.
    Scholarship for 1 kid underwritten by the state.

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    manu1959 Left Coast Isolationist

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    if you got to keep all your tax dollars could you have paid for all that yourself.....
     
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    Military protection? Clean water? Clear roads?

    Doubtful.

    Why don't you tell us what you've benefited from.
     
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    Are you assuming that a private water company would sell you dirty water?
     
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    manu1959 Left Coast Isolationist

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    what do we need military protection from.....you can make your own clean water.....we had clear roads before taxes....

    other than city infrastructure not much that i can think of....i am a rich white dude that is a "partner" in a corportation....i pay for other peoples shit....
     
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    :lol:

    As if they would even be available in anarchy.
     
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    Sunshine Trust the pie. Supporting Member

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    Highways
    Schools
    Colleges
    National, state, and local parks and recreation areas
    State licensing for people who perform services like health care, hair cuts, dietary services, legal services, teaching...and whatever other license is out there including insurance agents, and driver licensing and testing.
    Food inspection
    Police forces, prisons, reformatories, putlic service oversight
    Victim advocacy
    Consumer advocacy
    Courts
    State hospitals that treat our persistently and criminally insane
    Representation in local, state, and federal government
    Administrative reguation and oversight of all products from paper to plastic, from soup to nuts

    A full scholarship to Vanderbilt and a guaranteed job upon graduation.
     
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    Ah, I see...you believe that if you didn't pay taxes you could do it all on your own.

    A valid argument but I doubt it.
     
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    Zona A guy in ariZONA

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    Me, Tricare (14.95 a month), GI bill, Tuition assistance when I was in, Scholarship for my daughter, disability retirement pay from the gov't, retirement pay, good roads...blah blah blah...there are a lot of things. A lot.
     
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    If your house was bombed by terrorists, you would be able to take care of that by yourself I am sure, there rich white person.....THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD EXPECT WOULD BE FOR OBAMA AND HIS ARMY TO PROTECT YOU.

    What do you need military protection from......lol If an armed militia came up from Mexico and concentrated on your rich white ass, who would you call? Your rich white buddies. Here a hint, they are standing behind a military line.
     
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