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Free stuff... where does it come from? Socialism wobbling...

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Free stuff... where does it come from? Socialism wobbling...

Postby NC » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:56 pm

The folks who are getting free stuff, don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop, and the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!

Now... The people who are forcing the people to pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff, that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So... The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff, and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.

Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason? The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

Thomas Jefferson said it best: "The democracy (Republic) will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 235 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff.


"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money". -- Margaret Thatcher


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Re: Free stuff... where does it come from? Socialism wobblin

Postby alec » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:39 pm

like this


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Re: Free stuff... where does it come from? Socialism wobblin

Postby green1 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:56 am

In response to Jefferson's quote, I'm always torn on this one, and I think the big challenge is determining the difference between those who would not and those who could not. the later deserve some assistance, the former does not, but the 2 groups are almost impossible to tell apart in a practical sense, causing many of the former to pretend to be the latter.

That said, this observation only really covers programs such as welfare, aissh, etc. This doesn't address the myriad of other political entitlement programs that only serve to harm the country as a whole. And as such, I believe the sentiment as a whole is correct. Special interests suck funds from the masses to give to the few on a constant basis. and the number of such programs is ever increasing.




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