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    really great dose of reality

    I have to admit, I fall into this group. Really not sure what makes me different. Maybe the willingness to comprehend this perspective. I work hard, I'm thirty, never had to struggle but did pay and earn my own way. Yet I still don't think anyone owes me anything.

    Great video for the OWS crowd and those with kids or planning on having kids.

    http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&load=6158&mpid=56

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    I do not want to sign up for something more ...even membership. I have enough membership through the internet that my password book lookup is bulging. Thanks.
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    I am 45 and have worked since I was 16. paid for my own car, insurance, clothes, food, rent(even while at home). These pisspots need to get a life.

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    Let me show you some reality...

    Take a look at this link. It's an excellent and succinct representation of the US economy, as it relates to personal income, wealth, and debt, from the "roaring twenties" all the way up to present day:

    Opinion - Image - NYTimes.com

    THIS is what the OWS crowd is pissed about. Or at least the core crowd, not the "socialist / welfare / gimme" types.

    While I do not support a blatant "rob from the rich and give to the poor" approach, I think it's time to revisit some of the policy changes post-WWII that ushered in the "Great Prosperity" period.

    I submit that in 1947-1979, the poorest fifth of our population did not see a 122% increase in wages because "it was given to them." Rather, someone "gave them an opportunity to work for it" and BOY DID THEY WORK.

    I believe, for the most part, that's what people want. A fair shot, on a level playing field. And I think that's what government should strive to provide.
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    We are seeing the demise of our Great Country. The sad part is it is being destroyed from within.

    Our government has taught a lot of our citizens that it will take care of them! They have the attitude that they are entitled to the government checks they receive. We are seeing generational welfare!

    Soon, we will reach the point that more people collect welfare than the people who work for a living..

    I wish every state would enact a law that requires welfare recipients to take a monthly drug test.!

    Let's quit paying people to get high. Quit paying people to add to their checks by having babies!

    If you are able bodied (not disabled) you should be given a service job to get the monthly check. Grounds crew at a government office, File clerk, maintenance person.

    Heck I would even support us paying for some special training for them. But they must work for an assigned amount of time for us “We the people” to pay us back for our investment.

    Want to change it. Vote this time to kick these governments leaches to the curb!

    Either do this or watch our way of life gets flushed!

    Term limit is one of our best weapons!

    Sorry for the soap box but these government idiots need to stop buying votes with our money!

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    Well said, NCIC505.

    RDM6680, thank you for turning us on to that site, I'z likes it. No, not joining for more material but watching that and related videos was cool, I did pass the link on to several places. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker's Mom View Post
    I do not want to sign up for something more ...even membership. I have enough membership through the internet that my password book lookup is bulging. Thanks.
    My favorite password is "WarmChocolateChipCookies"!! No I don't use it as a password anywhere, but it would be my favorite if I did!

    Speaking of cookies...
    1)"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Thomas Jefferson.
    2)"Imagine how gun control might be stomped if GOA or SAF had the (compromising) NRA's 4 million members!" -Me. http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/nraletter.htm

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    I can live off the land if necessay and I don't need anyone to take care of me, this country is going to hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare45 View Post
    I can live off the land if necessay and I don't need anyone to take care of me, this country is going to hell.
    I've often thought about checking out of society and moving to Wyoming or Alaska and doing this myself...
    I have a friend who is about 80% off the electric grid....

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    Im 21 come from a well off family, I am still in school my family does a lot for me but I have been taught to never depend on government for anything. I work full time installing floors mostly hardwood and tile because I was raised knowing its the right thing to do, I am going to bust my ass my entire life, its a family tradition. Entitlements are killing America.

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