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Precisely. If they healthy and of a reasonable working age they should be made to work... not beg for welfare. We've stuck our poor in a poor *STATE OF MIND* and that's a very dangerous hole that we've dug ourselves into. Most poor would rather veg out and watch tv all night instead of read and learn new skills. Maybe if they put some effort into their own personal development they wouldn't be poor anymore... but like I said, they're in the "i'll always be poor" state of mind.
BTW, I like your other point slayer about tipping. When I met my wife (she's very cheap) she gasped that I usually tip at least 25% even with bad service. I always told her that they needed the 2 or 3 extra dollars more than I did. I don't mind helping these people out because they're out there working and putting effort into their livelihood.
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.
You know nothing and that makes it hard to have a meaningful discussion with you. You hate poor people. You're so smug that the only way you can validate yourself is by despising others who are less fortunate. You know NOTHING about them so it is easy. Other countries have poverty rates far lower than we do. In fact the poverty rate used to be a lot lower in THIS country. How was it done?? JOBS
Slogans are not answers. Other countries have much lower poverty rates than we do. The idea that poor people are lazy #$%$ is wrong. Most poor people work. The problem is there are far too many low wage jobs. As unions have lost influence wages have not increased for workers nearly as fast as they have for those at the top. And the minimum wage is not nearly high enough. Finally the government has not adopted a full employment policy.
And neither is raising the minimum wage or a full employment policy.
Most poor *are* lazy. Are you kidding me? How could you think otherwise? If they weren't lazy THEY WOULDNT BE POOR.
So, forgetting the lazy part... how did they become poor and stay poor hmmm? Let's see. They don't try in school. They drop out. They make terrible life decisions. They have no skills whatsoever. They have no work ethic. Why would I ever want to give these people more money? That's giving a drink to an alcoholic (pun intended)