<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Bearcat89 wrote:</div>
This is it 100 percent. You can see it clearly just on this site alone.
Agree. People talk about the handouts, welfare, free stuff, then have the back of corporations or others who get tax breaks or bailouts, or vice versa. No one is going to want to pay taxes but all of us in the middle class do, we work hard and then get a bunch of money taken from us. So what should matter is when people or groups unethically find ways to take advantage of that, get free stuff, or not pay taxes.
Agree on limits like Glenn says. Anyone at any time could need assistance out of the blue. When that goes on too long or is abused that becomes a problem. Conversely, I don’t think success should be punished, and rich people aren’t obligated to solve the problems. However, when my tax dollars go to bailout money to prop a company up, then that money is used to pay out bonuses, there’s a problem. When wealthy people or businesses get granted money through programs such as PPP and they don’t need it, there’s a problem.
100% agree, and why I am so adamant about not giving the Govt any more money. If you’re lucky they will waste it, more likely it will be used to payoff a Corporation or Executive’s debt, bailout a business that should have failed or start another war.
Rinella had a great point that I try to remind myself of regularly, we constantly hear and see how divisive or polarized we are in today’s society. Which sure seems true online, and I’m definitely guilty of encouraging it at times as well. However, he said he travels across the country regularly from Deep Blue big cities to fully Red rural areas, and never sees it in person. You never (or very rarely) see people having heated debates in person, or all the divisiveness or polarization in person. Which I also agree is my experience as well. So I guess my point is 1. thanks for keeping most debates on here fairly respectable, even if we disagree. And 2. Keep getting out in the real world, and bring others with you, it’s good for all of us in so many ways, and good for society as a whole.