oldschooler Posted January 20, 2017 Report Share Posted January 20, 2017 12 hours ago, bengalrick said: I am all for helping out the poor. What is the saying about give a man a fish vs. teach a man to fish. I think that welfare is very very important in our society. For some (single mothers for instance) it is a necessity but for many others we should be giving technical training so they can get jobs. While I don't think that college is for everyone nor should it be funded as such, training specific trades should be funded and provided to anyone. Especially those that are on welfare. As far as my last statement, your right and I must have been having a bad night... Either way I do miss the old give and take this forum used to be and it seems like that is long over. I can't blame anyone but myself though because I was one of the voices to the right of most of you and I don't contribute anymore. But even still, it seems like there is usually one opinion and others just pile on for anyone not in that opinion. This country was founded as colonies and eventually states because there are differences of opinion and laws should be made by the will of the people. Otherwise why have states? The biggest issue with abortion is it being forced upon the half of the country that believe it is wrong. Helping out the poor of our country is a lot higher on my list of priorities than helping out the rich. I don't hear anyone from the right bitching about all the money rich people get in tax breaks and shady dealings. That's because they help put the people in power with $$$ and the poor don't. The GoP wants everyone to be "self sustaining" but acts like people are asking for welfare when they want a living wage. Let someone that makes minimum wage ask for the wages to be raised to $15 an hour and "OMFG WTF BBQ!!! You don't deserve that much for doing THAT!!!" If someone works they shouldn't have to struggle so hard. I mean work = self sustain, right? My opinions are my own. And I value them because I have put a lot of energy educating myself while forming my opinions. You might want to check again, because the majority of this country is Pro-Choice. Also Rick, just because something is legal does not mean it is being forced upon you. Don't like it? Don't do it. And some things should not be up to states to decide. Like Gay marriage and abortion. I mean some states thought it was a great idea to own other people. Some shit should never be up for vote. 1 hour ago, T-Dub said: Please cite me one example of an abortion being forced on anyone. Being allowed to do something is not even close to the same thing as being forced. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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