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The root of all evil.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Not working but getting paid. A problem the world over as trillions of dollars are diverted into circumstantial accumulation of wealth instead of trading in goods and services. Regulating money back into jobs producing goods and services industries would not cost any loss of wealth to any group. Money should be regulated like a fixed supply natural resource. Money should be used to facilitate trading in goods and services.
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    Damn! I can't argue you down on this. I always thought stupidity was the root of all evil but evil often has a corrupt intelligence that cancels out my belief. And, you just demonstrated that.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Karen Hedwig Backm Wrote: Damn! I can't argue you down on this. I always thought stupidity was the root of all evil but evil often has a corrupt intelligence that cancels out my belief. And, you just demonstrated that.
    So do you concur that the CFMA et al should be repealed and all subsequent laws should be reformed to pre 2000/Graham standards ?
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Not working but getting paid. A problem the world over as trillions of dollars are diverted into circumstantial accumulation of wealth instead of trading in goods and services. Regulating money back into jobs producing goods and services industries would not cost any loss of wealth to any group. Money should be regulated like a fixed supply natural resource. Money should be used to facilitate trading in goods and services.
    Be careful where we go with this one, my state is working on laws to force recipients of SNAP, EBT, Medicaid and other entitlements to work for the benefits they receive. My state is also working on laws to drug test recipients of entitlements to be drug tested before and during the benefit authorizations. The more republicans or conservatives touch things, the more slippery things become.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Dockadams Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Not working but getting paid. A problem the world over as trillions of dollars are diverted into circumstantial accumulation of wealth instead of trading in goods and services. Regulating money back into jobs producing goods and services industries would not cost any loss of wealth to any group. Money should be regulated like a fixed supply natural resource. Money should be used to facilitate trading in goods and services.
    Be careful where we go with this one, my state is working on laws to force recipients of SNAP, EBT, Medicaid and other entitlements to work for the benefits they receive. My state is also working on laws to drug test recipients of entitlements to be drug tested before and during the benefit authorizations. The more republicans or conservatives touch things, the more slippery things become.

    Dockadams, I am of course talking about Wall Street and derivatives. Conservatives purposely modified welfare and aid to make it almost worthless for poor people. They put earning restrictions so if a poor person wanted to work to supplement the pennies they got they would be kicked off welfare and aid. In the last 40 years our party should have been looking out for the poor instead of supporting cuts to aid. I would like to see recipients able to work and receive benefits with no restriction on how much they earned . Aid should only be inversely proportional to earnings only when earnings exceed 100 thousand dollars. Under 100K no restrictions on aid.

    PS. Take note how conservative propaganda will have even some Democrats saying 100K is too much money to be making and getting aid.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    The point should be on how "money", like Chet says should be put to work. If you give it to an homeless poor guy, he will likely buy something to eat or drink; then that money comes back into circulation etc. However if you spent such money for the military, then such money does actually nothing for circulation, except a bit via the workers who produce the military junk. Therefore when pumping money into wars; then indeed you get nothing back for it, because you destroy what was produced and more. The same applies for building a "wall"