Why do Republicans hate the poor?

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    There was a thread about the poor in America not being as poor as the poor in third world countries and the implication was that this was a bad thing.

    Why is this? Why exactly do Republicans hate the poor and how does it serve them to have Americans starving in the streets?
     
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    I'll help you Ms. Intentionally Ignorant.

    They hate POVERTY. Not the people who live in it.
     
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    Do you have an address where I can see this?

    And big cities don't count as they are run by liberal democrats.
     
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    By the standard in that thread, nobody should ever complain ever because there is someone in another country who is suffering far worse than you.

    I guess if that were the case, then people complaining about our debt should stop complaining then since countries like Ghana and Somalia are currently far worse off than we are. But of course, that's insane.
     
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    Very simply, most of us Conservatives (not Republicans) are believers in PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. The poor are generally so because they failed to live up to their Personal Responsibilities.
     
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    The better question, Ravi, is why do you resent the poor so much?
     
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    That's not how I read it. I read it as 'American poor are fortunate as their level of poverty isn't nearly as bad as most in the world'.

    Being poor sucks; being poor in American sucks much less than being poor elsewhere.
     
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    They are fat, lazy and taste terrible.
     
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    Hence my suggestion:

    But I suppose that would be too long.
     
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    No, they hate the poor. They embrace poverty.

    It's been that way since Reagan, maybe longer.

    Otherwise they'd address poverty, but they don't, aside from stating that it is the fault of the poor that they are poor.
     

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