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$243 Million Dollars spent for a joy ride into space.What a waste.

andaronjim

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It would make it better.

“people who aren't pulling their weight”…what? You really think this describes all poor people? If so, shame on you.
Down here in Florida there are job openings all over the place, many offering $13 and up. So why cant the worthless poor start filling those jobs?

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Despite overwhelming anecdotal and intrinsic evidence to the contrary, Democrats have insisted that paying people more to sit at home than to work has no affect on human behavior.
Cut the 1 trillion dollar welfare spending, pretty soon the budget would be balanced in 20 or so years, more people would be working, or stealing, those working would gain from the system and be productive tax payers, those stealing would be shot, thus removing them from society and the hole they make sitting on their lazy liberal asses doing nothing but bitch and moan how unfair life is.

The estimated aggregate cost of the War on Poverty is nearly $28 trillion, which is three and a half times higher than the $8 trillion total price tag of every major war since the American Revolution.

It’s Time to Admit the Feds Are Making Poverty Worse—Not Better…

www.independent.org/news/article.asp?id=11707
 

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So, apparently I was right. Shame on you.

So, after one bad assumption, you make an even worse one that reinforces your prejudice.

"Shame on you"
 

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Sure, SpaceX trickled down to the middle class. But how much of it trickled down to those not making a living wage? A whole lot of people are not benefitting from the glory of the space age.

America's unemployment rate is at a half-century low, but it also has a job-quality problem that affects nearly half the population, with a study finding 44% of U.S. workers are employed in low-wage jobs that pay median annual wages of $18,000.

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I think the next big high tech project in California is the hyperloop.

Instead of being a malcontent, why don't you donate to help support Goodwill, Children's hospital, senior citizen centers, and others? Then the money will trickle down. I think one can help those who want or need help, i.e. needy. Then it works. However, I can't help a younger person or someone sleeping on the ground.
 

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Fuck those not making a living wage, i am so tired of the poor, being poor, even after 28 trillion dollars has been spent on the poor, and yet ...they are still poor. If they cant make it in the US, that is their fucking stupid fault...

The estimated aggregate cost of the War on Poverty is nearly $28 trillion, which is three and a half times higher than the $8 trillion total price tag of every major war since the American Revolution.

It’s Time to Admit the Feds Are Making Poverty Worse—Not Better…

www.independent.org/news/article.asp?id=11707
You are saying fuck 44% of Americans. That's an interesting attitude.

But the statistics in your reference that poverty gets more government largess than the military is questionable. The author gives no references.

Here is another statistic for comparison. No references are given here either. So don't be fooled by statistics. They are easily slanted.
My feeling is that more resources should be spent on local high volume grocery stores, low cost housing, better public transportation, child care, etc so those who can work have a better opportunity of finding a job they can afford to even go to. That's a big problem in my county with urban sprawl.

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So, after one bad assumption, you make an even worse one that reinforces your prejudice.

"Shame on you"
And yet you’ve failed to explain yourself.
 

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Yes, it goes to the designers, what do you think that money goes from designers? Their clothes, cars, food, entertainment, all those people who support the designers. But for you, you cant see how this works, because you are so blind with hatred of rich people, but not your prog elites, who tell you to hate them....
It put janitors to work too. Office staff, and many others. This is trickle down
 

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It put janitors to work too. Office staff, and many others. This is trickle down
A prog can never see the trickle down effect because they have too much shit in their eyes.

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It would make it better.

“people who aren't pulling their weight”…what? You really think this describes all poor people? If so, shame on you.
Oh, come on man! Your desperation is really painful.

Shame on you. Typical of the far-left, you throw up the prison of two ideas defense. NO, it does not describe ALL poor people. However, you know well that it describes the vast majority of poor people, folks who just make bad decisions.

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No.

Drive around any major city in the richest nation in the world, and you will see lots homeless people living under bridges and in tents. A good sane society doesn’t allow this.

Get informed before posting.
How does rewarding bad behavior help anyone?
 

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How does rewarding bad behavior help anyone?
There’s that crazy con thinking. The poor are poor because they behave badly. Dumb. Very dumb.
 

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Federal trickle down theory has been discredited years ago. It was tried at the state level, Kansas, and failed miserably.

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I must have missed your supporting sources and working links. Your statement is just foolish.
 

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There’s that crazy con thinking. The poor are poor because they behave badly. Dumb. Very dumb.
As you know, it is true, so how is it dumb?

You refused to answer the simple question, how does rewarding anyone for bad behavior benefit anyone?

Other than cash, what is the single most prevalent difference between a child raised below the poverty level and one raised above the poverty line?
 
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As you know, it is true, so how is it dumb?

You refused to answer the simple question, how does rewarding anyone for bad behavior benefit anyone?

Other than cash, what is the single most prevalent difference between a child raised below the poverty level and one raised above the poverty line?
You need to get informed. I suggest you volunteer at a homeless shelter. This will alleviated you of your profound ignorance.
 

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I must have missed your supporting sources and working links. Your statement is just foolish.
Sorry. The Kansas experiment was a very famous example. There are many references.

Wikipedia quotes many economists who deride trickle down economics. This is one example:
A 2019 study in the Journal of Political Economy found contrary to the claims of trickle-down theory that "the positive relationship between tax cuts and employment growth is largely driven by tax cuts for lower-income groups and that the effect of tax cuts for the top 10 percent on employment growth is small."
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Sorry. The Kansas experiment was a very famous example. There are many references.

Wikipedia quotes many economists who deride trickle down economics. This is one example:
A 2019 study in the Journal of Political Economy found contrary to the claims of trickle-down theory that "the positive relationship between tax cuts and employment growth is largely driven by tax cuts for lower-income groups and that the effect of tax cuts for the top 10 percent on employment growth is small."
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Wikipedia...got it. Of course, there are Socialists in our country.

Here's one of your mentors forecasting what was going to happen after President Trump was elected.

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You're definitely libtard as you can't differentiate state vs federal. Ur dad was lucky to have u as he couldn't differentiate ur mom from a hole in the ground. Nor a ho on the ground.

Come on. I have no problem with arguing about the topic or even about the trickle down economics. And I know insults are part of the game here.

But insulting family? Really?
 

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Come on. I have no problem with arguing about the topic or even about the trickle down economics. And I know insults are part of the game here.

But insulting family? Really?
Space exploration is expensive regardless of country. It's not fair to compare spending on that to spending on social programs. The US spends way more for the latter while space is just a small portion of the total budget.

As for Wuwei, he deserves what he gets as he labeled me a dirty and fighting word on almost any forum.
 

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The latest space EX joy ride into space $243 dollars spent so people can fly into space. Think of all the homes that could have been built for the homeless for $243 million dollars. What a waste.!!?
It wasn't your money, why do you care? This is America where you earn a living and you can spend it in any way you so desire. I wonder what you would be saying if we just came and took everything you owned because we didn't agree with the way you spend. MYOB.
 

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