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Captain Picard Facepalm Meme | THE PROBLEM IS THAT WE HAVE OVER 45% OF AMERICANS WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAX AND THEY ARE VOTING ON WHAT TO CHARGE EVERYONE ELSE | image tagged in memes,captain picard facepalm | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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9 ups, 3 replies
It doesn't seem right for non-taxpayers to have a vote.
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X All The Y Meme | NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! UPVOTE! UPVOTE! UPVOTE! | image tagged in memes,x all the y | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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9 ups, 1 reply
So executives who stash their income in the Cayman Islands shouldn't be able to vote? Good idea.
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And corporations that start Super Pacs shouldn't have influence on government officials. Get rid og Citizens United too.
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6 ups, 2 replies
Slick little leaps from 1) "not filing income tax returns" to 2) "not paying income tax at all" to 3) "non-taxpayer at all". Have a look at this video and then see if you still think over 40% of citizens are mooching off all the rest; you're being fed a lot of hate by deceptive people; the key is that if it sounds unbelievable and why hasn't this been exposed before now, it probably IS unbelievable and downright false. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM7orhQIzKM
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SOMEBODY POSTED A YOUTUBE VIDEO "REFUTING" THE OP SEE?  NOBODY CARES. | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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4 ups, 1 reply
LOL......it's a meme! Not a declaration of what is true or not....oh wait, that's a link to a YouTube video. Everything is true on there! Get over it and go hug a tree or something.
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5 ups, 2 replies
I looked at your message, you won't look at mine. Discussion over.
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4 ups, 1 reply
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2 ups, 1 reply
Exactly! It's time to get over this statistic. It's meaningless.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Which is it? Is the statistics "untrue" or "meaningless"? I know it's true, I pay no taxes. I'm in such a low tax bracket I get everything they deducted back at the end of the year, plus EIC and additional child credits.
What this meme is saying is that there are plenty of people like me who think it is right to demand "the rich" pay more so that I get back even more, if not a a direct refund, then in the form of various assistance programs.
What is "meaningless" is the phrase "raising taxes on the rich". What most people don't understand is that the " tax rate" (the percentage the rich are supposed to be taxed) is actually higher than on "the poor". "The Rich" however are more heavily involved in economic activity that the government wished to reward (such as investing in green energy, or devolping facilities and jobs in low income areas). These rewards are not always applied as intended, but in ways that are still legal.
If you want people to pay their "fair share" don't "raise taxes", simplify the tax code. That means no green energy credits or job creation credits for large businesses, and no EIC or additional child credits for me.
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I agree. The purpose of the progressive tax is not to be "fair", but rather to create a class system where there was none. It moves power and money from the private sector to the government sector. It prevents rich people from failing down and poor people from moving up. People like Warren Buffet cry about the rich being taxed more while getting billions in tax breaks in "financial reform" legislation. Flat tax = fair tax.
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6 ups, 1 reply
Walmart creates people that need government handouts. In fact corporations like walmart get way more corporate welfare than people get social welfare.
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4 ups
Walmart announced a while back, that 10k people would be losing their jobs due to stores closing. Yesterday, they announced they would be increasing their minimum wage to 10 an hour. Walmart likes to tell it's associated that you can't discuss your wages with other associates, but that's a violation of the NLRA. Not mention how walmart tries to keep workers from unionizing.
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Which is why I'm not only voting for Bernie Sanders, I'm part of "ground troops" in AZ. 36% of the voters in my state are Independent (or, non-party affiliated) Watch you guys howl even louder, but.... Sanders does NOT advocate a welfare state; he decries CORPORATE welfare and wants a livable wage for the WORKING public.

The guy basically wants to turn the current state of things in America on its friggin head.

And I'M one of hundreds here in AZ that are gonna help him win. Clinton's toast. She better worry more about avoiding a federal indictment, than about winning the White House.
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3 ups, 1 reply
You've triggered the njrob and his obnoxious "LOL" comments. *clap*clap*clap*
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2 ups
Lol
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5 ups, 1 reply
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4 ups, 3 replies
Yeah because say 20% of John's income ($25,000 a year...so $5000 in tax) means exactly the same as 20% of Bill's income ($2,500,000)

It's tough to live on 2 million.
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5 ups, 1 reply
So what,... he earned it. When did the democrats decide to punish people and corporations for doing well? Welfare / unemployed,... government teat takers,... TAKE. They don't produce anything. They don't write checks to employ other people,.. they drive up the cost of everything. Free housing? No. Someone pays. A Taxpayer. Free food? No. Someone pays. A Taxpayer. (some donations). Free healthcare? No. Someone pays. A Taxpayer. Free school lunch? No. Someone pays. A Taxpayer. Free obama phones? No. Someone pays. A Taxpayer. Free college and schooling? No. Someone pays. A Taxpayer. The few support the many,.. and this administration wants to bring in more and more who cannot pay taxes but live off the welfare state created by democrats. They want more who can vote democtarts in office,.. who keep promising free crap. There is a Section 8 house in my neighborhood. . with an inground pool! All cars in the driveway newer than mine. Really? That makes sense to you? Now add the other freebies they get,... and they are making more $$ than the working class. They get a break on utilities, food stamps, free housing ( with a POOL! WTF?) Free medical,.. clothing allowances and the list goes on. The mother can't stop having kids so can't work. I was responsible with keeping a smaller family,.. and help pay for their stuff. I for the life of me cannot see how anyone thinks that is OK.. rewarding irresponsible behavior.
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There's a 5 year max on welfare. Not sure what's going on there...maybe they have a "side business" because living on welfare isn't that glamorous.

And you can blame the industrious owner of that house for taking advantage of Section 8. He's making money! Capitalism baby! My buddy is a section 8 landlord. He loves the government handouts.
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3 ups, 1 reply
5 yr max? Are you kidding me? You seriously believe there are not generations of welfare recipients who live off the teat MOST of their life,.. in some cases ALL oftheir life? Seriously? Welfare is too glamorous where I am... thats why they will not work. Its pathetic. Getting a house with a pool because of being irresponsible,.. pathetic. Hey Rob,.. guess who they will vote for in Nov? Thats easy. Think they know anything about world events? Issues? Nope,.. its their free stuff they are voting on,.. and care abouit nothing else,.. and that probably 99% of the takers on the teat.
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3 ups, 2 replies
No I'm not kidding you there is a 5 year LIFETIME max for welfare. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families law passed by Congress in 1996 said that cash assistance should be limited to no more than five years (sixty months) over a lifetime. But states were allowed some flexibility to extend this limit for up to one-fifth of their welfare recipients who face unusual problems. Maybe your politicians think your neighbor has "unusual problems"

Not sure what state you are in but in NJ I don't think the average welfare recipient is living too "high on the hog" unless they are supplementing their income in other ways. Some websites compare welfare payments with "hourly rate" and it looks crazy. Again, blown out of proportion: http://www.politifact.com/rhode-island/statements/2015/feb/01/rhode-island-center-freedom-and-prosperity/do-common-welfare-programs-pay-equivalent-2083-hou/

Maybe you should be more angry with why you don't have more for being a responsible working citizen. Like better wages for your talents. You deserve it don't you?

And again- the winner is the landlord in your situation. Go buy a section 8 house and make some money!
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3 ups, 3 replies
Welfare has ALOT of fraud. Democrats, however, resist any attempt to add some accountability to the system. Also "welfare" is a broad term that refers to many different programs, so I'm not sure which program you are referring to when you say "welfare" has a five year limit. Many programs, which supposedly have limits go through minor changes, get renamed and considered a new program, restarting the clock.
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5 ups, 1 reply
Actually Bill Clinton made more welfare reform than probably any president before or after him.
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3 ups, 2 replies
Sure,... all democrat presifdent buy votes by giving away free stuff. His reforms good or bad dont meea squat. Obama gave away the farm. You really believe that welfare recipients SHOULD get free phones? Or its not abused? Really,... tell the truth. EBT cards are not abused? Free housing is not abused? You really believe that its a well run machine with no waste?
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3 ups, 2 replies
No- there is abuse. And it should be handled better but the actual cost to taxpayers is probably a drop in the ocean compared to the fraud and abuse on wall street that costs us way more.
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We see mega abuse in GA,... its terrible... and they do drive new vehicles.
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Looks like GA has some good guidelines.

http://www.tanf.us/georgia.html
Georgia TANF Benefits There is a maximum of 60 months of TANF assistance benefits within one's lifetimes. There is oftentimes a differentiation between adults and children. If you are a child and receive TANF benefits, depending on your State, you could receive another 60 months as an adult.

Georgia TANF Eligiblity Requirements
- You must be a US Citizen.
- Children must be citizens or have eligible alien status.
- You must have a social security number.
- Your family must earn less than a certain amount of money per month
- Children must be 18 years old or younger. If you are older than 18, you must be a full time student with an expected graduation date before the age of 20. - Families must have a child under 18 living in the home.
- Pregnant women are eligible for TANF during the month before their due date. So, if they are due 2/28 they could apply 1/1. If they were due 8/2 they could apply 7/1.
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3 ups, 4 replies
Among the 254 counties where food stamp recipients doubled between 2007 and 2011, Republican Mitt Romney won 213 of them in last year’s presidential election, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg. Kentucky’s Owsley County, which backed Romney with 81 percent of its vote, has the largest proportion of food stamp recipients among those that he carried.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-08-14/food-stamp-cut-backed-by-republicans-with-voters-on-rolls

More about the 98% White Ghetto in Owsley Co KY: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/367903/white-ghetto-kevin-d-williamson
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Looks like they are GOP controlled states
http://aattp.org/its-official-the-states-with-the-highest-numbers-of-welfare-recipients-are-gop-controlled-red-states/
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And the biggest states that take more than they pay (federal tax dollars)....vote republican. Interesting. Thanks for the inspiration to look into this! I'm outraged! ;)

http://www.politicususa.com/2015/01/15/7-biggest-deadbeat-states-federal-tax-dollars-voted-republican.html
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Google the states with the most welfare recipients... check to see if its currently a Democrat run state,.. or Republican. Mitt Romney is old news bro.
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Its fraud bro! Its abuse. People say they cant afford it but look at the comments here of people who see it. They get more than one family in a section 8 house,.. OR,.. rent OUT their section 8 to more than one family to make more $$. Morethan one household memeber getting benefits fraudulently,... they drive new cars. Look at the Boston Bombers! On welfare... look at their cars bro,.. google it. It's pathetic,.. I know you don't agree with it. You work.
This guy is driving an escalade and getting foodstamps. Not sure how $200 worth of food a month allows someone to drive a caddy.....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2568109/Unemployed-beach-bum-uses-food-stamps-eat-lobster-drives-Escalade-says-help-make-millions.html
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Thanks,... they don't want oversight,.. it would show abuse and fraud and wasteful spending. Like the 5 year limit on Wefare,... that clock gets restarted OVER,.. and OVER again.
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1 up, 2 replies
I live in GA as well Invicta and I can attest to that! I own a woodworking biz and live month to month....then I see these people driving better cars than me (and I drive a 2007 Nissan king cab) paying with EBT cards for a LOADED shopping cart!
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2 ups, 1 reply
Where about in Ga peccy? Evilmandoevil lives in Ga too,.. just north of the Atlanta. I am south of the airport,.. Henry County. Good to see another GA boy on here. Did you see Boredmeme comment above? That's a guge problem. There are so many programs,.. one expires and these people reset the clock and start all over under a different program. My 2nd vehicle is a 94 F-150,.. I see new cars at Section 8 housing. I live within my means,.. these people outside their means and just get more assistance when they do. I'm all for helping folks out that come across hard times,.. shit happens and I understand,..
but 3rd and 4th generations of Welfare,.. with enough kids to start a baseball team? They get rewarded for having more kids with an increase in benefits. The system is broke,... needs a serious overhaul.
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Way down south almost in Florida, the abuse runs deep all over this state!
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The abuse does run deep... and these local politicians keep running on free crap,.. and these people keep voting on THAT issue. The system is definitely broken bro.
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This guy is driving an escalade and getting foodstamps. Not sure how $200 worth of food a month allows someone to drive a caddy.....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2568109/Unemployed-beach-bum-uses-food-stamps-eat-lobster-drives-Escalade-says-help-make-millions.html
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This is a HUGE problem,.. and you are 100% correct! These takers reset that clock several times. Good comment!!
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Denial bro. Typical... if I disagree with wefare state that means I am unhappy with my situation? LMAO! Thats rich. Actually,.. what you described is in reverse. The poor libs feel they deserve to live the same as the working class,.. and liberalism has alloed that mentality. Why should he have XYZ and not me? is the cry of the lazy. There are legit reasons,... but it is abused in abundance. Welfare far exceeds the 5 yr limits gets passed onto generations. I am not doing that research for you,.. you already know it. We are a wefare state,.. everyone knows it,... we have too may who are used to it and wont work. IT's not just my neighbor,.. its rampant everywhere. Its a travesty that welfare recipients who can work but dont,.. have more than those that do. I live within my means,... if I lose a wad of cash from the bank, from my check,.. will I get help? Nope. An EBT card holder can say they lost the card more than once a month,.. and it gets reissued w/no questions asked. Its pathetic, Its abuse. Wefare people having smart phones? Smoking,.. drinking,.. dope,.. driving escalades? Is that rare? Nope. This liberalism is turning out more takers,... kids of takers are taught that work is not rewarded,... lazyass is. 1/3rd of the country on welfare under obama. Thats change all right. Taxes went up to fund... welfare spending is greater than all other spending. What happened to the work ethic? When I had a kid on the way I worked 3 jobs,.. 7 days a week. Worked 14 months one time with NO days off between my jobs. I never considered anything different. Not this generation. If its free,.. they want it. I paid for my kids education,... and cut corners to do it. I did not drive a new SUV. New cars are common in welfare families now. They have new smart phones,.. Sell an EBT card and claim they lose it and get another. Its disgusting. And liberalism encourages it. Anything else has been sdeemed racist and bigoted by the manipulative leftist politicians,... and race sells,.. so the media runs with it. The GOP gets out marketed all the time by this tactic. Point out the truth and hypocrisy ... the next words out of a liberals moth is bigotry and racism. Thats why I like Trump and his non PC approach. That crap rolls right off his back. =)
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You sound like Reagan when he called them "Welfare Queens" Which is also a myth. http://www.salon.com/2015/09/27/ronald_reagans_welfare_queen_myth_how_the_gipper_kickstarted_the_war_on_the_working_poor/

You simply can't afford an escalade on Welfare. You can't. It's impossible. The money ain't there. Come on. So if you see people you THINK are on welfare driving a nicer car than you there are a couple possibilities: a. they are on welfare and supplementing their income (one way or another) or b. they are not on welfare and working legally (or illegally) Either way unless you know welfare recipients AND their personal life you have no idea what's going on with them or those you think are on welfare.

It's not hard to afford a prepaid phone. And the "obamaphone" was actually started as LifeLine under Reagan.

Is there fraud? SURE! (Just like on wall street....but I think welfare is less detrimental to us) If there is fraud it should be fixed. That is a STATE issue. Tell your congressmen and women and governor to fix it.

And welfare spending is not greater than all other spending
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget

Do you just believe stuff because you want it to be true?
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New lie: The government spends more on welfare than everything else!
http://www.salon.com/2012/10/18/new_lie_the_government_spends_more_on_welfare_than_everything_else/
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1 up, 1 reply
Inform yourself.... you don't want it to be true... .but it is. You voted for him,..
http://empirenews.net/congress-approves-bill-that-will-offer-free-automobiles-to-welfare-recipients/
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LOL- I can't take anything you post seriously. I mean....you really think that's a real news outlet?

http://empirenews.net/about-disclaimer/

"Empire News is intended for entertainment purposes only. Our website and social media content uses only fictional names, except in cases of public figure and celebrity parody or satirization. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental."
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The Onion was next,... but figured you heard that one.
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1 up, 1 reply
Would that be Bill Clinton?
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1 up, 1 reply
Bill Clinton makes more than that.
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True that
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boo freaking hoo. Waaah.
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Because a lot of them are still in school - and won't be voting for much of anything other than Homecoming queen.
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