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Friday, February 10th, 2012

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  1. #1 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 


    “Humans are our own worst enemy.”

    Amen to that, brother. We certainly don’t need a worse one….

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  3. #3 |  supercat | 

    #15 | celticdragonchick | “It is about punishment and shame.”

    Although welfare dependency should be a situation from which people can escape, it should also be a condition which nobody will accept except in the direst of circumstances, and from which nearly anyone would try to escape. To the extent that welfare provides an existence which anyone would find preferable to working, it is too pleasant. Welfare takes money which could be used to hire workers, and instead uses it to reward those who don’t work. The bigger the welfare class, the more it depresses the economy, thus promoting the creation of an even bigger welfare class.

  4. #4 |  StrangeOne | 

    #49 Ken

    Let me explain how this works, Radley says Team X did good/bad Thing A.
    You then come along and point out how Team Y did better/worse than Thing A on Thing B. Everyone else wonders what the hell Team Y or thing B has to do with anything.

    Your statements are completely unrelated to the discussion at hand. Not to mention that your bald-faced partisan accusation of partisan bias on the part of Radley is laughably ignorant. A cursory search of this website for “Democrats” “Medicaid” and “Medicare” shows Radley heaping criticism and scorn on Democrats where and when it is deserved. You should learn to do the same.

  5. #5 |  Danny Lampley | 

    RE: drug-testing for welfare recipients – Leave aside for the moment the 4th amendment implications of a search (done randomly? on reasonable suspicion? probable cause? with or without a warrant? monthly check-in piss test? what?) and explain whether and what difference there is in making welfare recipients submit to drug testing and not doing the same for subsidized housing, Social Security Disability Income, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security retirement income, any veterans administration benefit of any kind, any driver renewing a drivers license, any driver randomly using a street, any driver at a “random roadblock”, any farmer before a crop insurance check is released, any farmer before a subsidized crop loan application is processed, any uninsured user of an emergency room, any insured user of an emergency room, any guest or patron or bag-carrying relative of a traveler (and the traveler) on arrival at any airport, any party or attorney or court reporter or any other person making use of a court facility, any person doing anything or using any facility or infrastructure or proceeds or benefit of any kind that can be sourced back to the State or Federal governments?

    Really, I don’t see why we shouldn’t all be tested. Why, it seems to me that every person who has benefited in any way by having clean(er) air or water because of government anti-pollution efforts should have to demonstrate his or her worthiness by proving to be personally unpolluted by the use of any drug at all. [I would include nicotine and caffeine and sugar. After all, what is the point of taking care of us so well only to have us thumb our noses at the effort by insisting upon just some small pleasure in an otherwise rather difficult life.]