The system is broken

The system is broken | HOW IN THE HELL CAN YOU AFFORD TATTOOS & PIERCINGS.. WHILE YOU'RE ON WELFARE AND GET FOODSTAMPS | image tagged in memes,picard wtf | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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20 ups, 4 replies
Y'ALL GOT ANY MORE OF THEM EBT CARDS? | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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10 ups, 2 replies
Overly Attached Demon | HEY THAT'S THIS CHICK FROM ANOTHER ANGLE! FREAKY! | image tagged in overly attached demon | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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3 ups, 2 replies
Bet she liked TFA! Tie carrot to her nose and burn her!
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3 ups
Hardcore man. lol I think she's okay looking despite the junk she added on, but you know her skin feels leathery. And those teeth would hurt if she slipped even a little. :{
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1 up, 1 reply
I am not trying to spam you here and I'll remove it if you want but this so fits here! This is the first meme I had featured on ImgFlip imgflip.com/i/wor0h
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1 up
Saw it and commented! No worries brother,... I know you're no spamming. Actually,... feel free to let me know when you submit these type memes,.. I love them!
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Fly church girl | TATTOOS, STUDS, IMPLANTS? THANKS, BUT I'M ALL GOOD. | image tagged in fly church girl | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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8 ups
LMAO!! Didn't the make a movie on this chick.... ! "50 Shades of Ink"!
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6 ups, 2 replies
Just think.... she(?) has a mother and father. And used to play with Barbies.

Orrrrr.... Dead cats.
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7 ups, 1 reply
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1 up
LMFAO!!
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5 ups
dead cats...! ha ha ! Thats hilarious!
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1 up
This woman is Maria Jose. She's quite well off and believe or not makes appearances all over.. for which she gets paid. Also living in Mexico I doubt she's ever seen much less used an EBT card. And yes this thread is old but is so full of B.S. I had to comment. I worked in tech when I lived on the west coast. Many of the computer programmers that worked with us were covered in tattoos and piercings. Trust me these folks got paid well. They sure as hell made more money than I did working customer service. Not everywhere is conservative. There's a life outside of the narrow one you know.
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7 ups, 3 replies
"This is not the crack w**re you're looking for.."
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5 ups
LMAO! Nice one. :{
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5 ups, 3 replies
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4 ups, 1 reply
ha ha!!!
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5 ups, 3 replies
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4 ups
I think they will undestand! =)
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1 up
I have read this comment several times and laughed every one of them. Perfect template for this comment!
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4 ups
Asstounding!
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4 ups
There's a commenter below, .. that needs your legal services. XD
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3 ups
I'm sorry, Jamario. Your crack is in another castle.
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9 ups, 1 reply
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4 ups, 2 replies
Ha ha! I notice we sometimes get same trolls Bob! Doing something right I guess!
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5 ups, 1 reply
Ideas can be traded nice.. correct? One opinion is not fit all... and can't be forced on all. I enjoy comments... respectful comments.
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3 ups, 1 reply
I agree. Unfortunately I find many of the memes on imgflip to be disrespectful to certain groups of people. But you have the right to make them, as I have the right to correct them. Its all in good fun, I can assure you.
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5 ups, 3 replies
You're going to correct memes you disagree with? Why don't you create memes with your ideas... and let users decide if yours need to be "corrected". ;) not being ugly here.. but you seem to care about criticizing memes rather than creating them. That might appear a little "trollish" bro. I've had an exchange with you before.. and you do comment negatively and suggest users whom do not agree with you are below you. That's not in good fun.. as you say. Be nice.. you'll find more people willing to exchange with you. ;)
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4 ups, 1 reply
I have made memes, and I will do so from time to time. I dont think that making them and letting users decide if it needs to be corrected is a fair way to go. If I post a meme that has incorrect, misleading, racist, sexist, persecuting information on it, I dont think that just because not many users on IMGFLIP comment on it doesnt make it any less of those things. Not sure I understand that logic. I like most of the memes you do that are not any of those things (not that you have done some or all of them) and thats what IMGFLIP is for, but when things do or are created to be political, or debatable, then sure we can all bring our facts to the table to have a discussion. I feel its only fair that if I post a meme that invites debate, debaters are going to show up.
"I've had an exchange with you before.. and you do comment negatively"
I do comment "negatively" when a meme falls into any of those categories I mentioned before, and for good reason. I know people who are on gov support because they were laid off etc... and yes they have a tattoo or a piercing... from like forever ago, and I dont like that people in this thread have made references to sugar daddies, milking the system, having kids brings paychecks so you dont have to work, or why you should judge other people to begin with. So yeah, Im going to bring the facts as to why only a tiny, tiny percentage of people in that group actually act the way you guys are describing.
"and suggest users whom do not agree with you are below you. That's not in good fun"
While I do get serious about topics, I dont feel that I have ever put myself in a spot where I said I was better/above anyone else. Can you please link that exchange? Im sure it was misunderstood if thats the case.
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You are responding to my comment,.. and said you "have a right correct them".... then above said: "I dont think that making them and letting users decide if it needs to be corrected is a fair way to go." This may not have been what you intended,.. or is it? I often do not communicate my msg well and this may be the case here,... so I am not going criticize,.. I prefer giving the benefit of the doubt. You sound like a smart fellow,.. so I hope you understand that these are "memes",... that most users I am familiar with explore the extreme side of politics, religion, cultures etc. That's what nakes them humorous. You pointed out exceptions,.. like a working single mother who needs assistance, of which I agree. But you cannot deny that there is abuse of the system, ..and thats all I was addressing,.. that particular subculture that takes advantage of the programs meant to help thos in need. Remember the Boston bombers? Look at how they abused the system,.. and look at the cars they were driving,.. on government assistance. BMW's,... on welfare? You may not like comments that address these abuses,... but it's humor because we all know it exist. Not to be taken so seriously. I have seen memes that make fun of some religious values,... but they were the "extreme religious nuts",... and I understood and there fore NOT offended or felt I needed to "correct" the person whom made the meme. I upvoted,... and understood. If a meme is completely derogatory in nature on this site,.. it does not get many views or upvotes. Based on that, I am reasonably sure that most users on this site understand. There is a the exception,.. that take memes too seriously and feel it's their duty to make negative comments and ruin the experience for everyone else who seems to understand. I am not tossing you in that category,... but you certainly understand that type of user too. I enjoy trading opinions / ideas,... but only with users that are also respectful of mine, as I am theirs. You agree I hope. This is my opinion only,... but if a user is getting his anger tweaked on a meme,... they have other issues going on. If I see a meme I do not agree with,.. I simply do not comment,.. I don't insult. If I don't agree with it but understand the creator is using the extreme side of humor,.. I comment and upvote and don't take it personal. I mean,... it's a meme. Just a meme,.. just an opinion. We are all entitled to opinions,... but we are all entitled to respect as well. Thanks bro!
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2 ups
"Why don't you create memes with your ideas"...that takes effort!
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2 ups, 1 reply
Speaking for myself....I make more "left" memes but they rarely get very high in the ranks because clearly the more conservative memes are more popular given the audience.
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I will look at your profile more often... I don't mind upvoting memes that are the extreme side of humor,.. even if the politics disagree with mine. Its a meme,.. supposed to be be on the extreme side... that's what makes them funny! Some users here take that shit too serious!! ha ha! I wanna yell sometimes,.. "IT'S ONLY A MEME!!!!!! =)
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3 ups, 2 replies
My problem is people take things at face value with no actual proof as fact. This goes for memes, MANY "news" websites, other people saying things, etc. Memes on here that are factually wrong are taken as real and supportive of views people have. Calling it "humor" is just an excuse to perpetuate misinformation. The fact that its probably an 80/20 mix of conservative/liberal folks on here (and it seems even a moderate conservative would get blasted here) that tend to comment fervently supporting these "right" memes not as humor but as political commentary only makes it worse.
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It's still just a meme. If people identify with any meme,... that's up to them.. and their opinions are as valid as anyones. A meme cannot get a lot of views or popularity unless the users vote it there. They agree or,... or see the humor,.. thats the only way I think it can get upvoted. I personally don't see liberals getting "blasted",... I actually think its the other way around. I think there are more "offended" liberals,... who get aggressive. Personally,.. if I see a meme or comment I don't agree with,.. I usually ignore. There are some I will trade opinions with,.. and ideas. When it gets aggressive,... I'm gone. I upvote humor memes that have opinions that differ from mine,... I look at the humor side. It's just perspective,... it's just a meme. But some comments,... damn! Get nasty!
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I am less offended by the context of a conservative meme than I am by the truthfulness (or lack there of) in it and the intent of it.I could probably overlook them if there weren't so many on this site.

Welfare for instance- obviously you and many others here have a stance on welfare for the abuses therein. I get that. I am not offended by that. What irks me is the lack of the same people having a similar stance for corporate welfare that costs taxpayers WAY more.
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Had to reply up here.
Just do a corporate welfare meme bro. Never know how users will respond.. they may like it. I think... (not sure).. people "see" personal abuses and identify with it... not corporate abuse.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Bobparker posted a comment on my Hillary meme Does that mean I will get trolled by this guy?
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1 up, 2 replies
which guy? Bob? Bob is not a troll,.. or are to referencing the user(s) above?
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1 up, 2 replies
tylerphoenix not bob
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1 up, 1 reply
If you are for sure getting trolled - ignore. If you don't comment,... that user does not exist. =) Some users just don't get the concept of "it's just a meme". Memes identify with the extreme sides,... that's what makes them funny. Don't let that guy or anyone else affect you in submitting memes though. I see the good users often DV them right off the page. . =)
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2 ups
If i get trolled I tend to laugh at their comments a little.I have not been on the net for quite a while ,I just need to re learn how to shake things off
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0 ups, 1 reply
I have not commented or intend to comment on your meme. Your meme was a purely political attack on Hillary which I may disagree with but is completely fine. It doesnt violate any of my issues that I mentioned above to Invicta. Its when a meme comes across as misleading, racist, sexist, persecuting a group of people, then I have an issue. I dont have any feelings about Hillary or any other politician being persecuted, but I do about mothers on welfare being persecuted, hence why I am here. If you make fun of Obama's golfing game, big ears etc... funny. If you call him a monkey, then I have an issue.
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how do feel about illegal people in the united states sucking up resources.that should be going to single homeless moms ?
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1 up, 1 reply
I was referring to the fact that when you and bob post on the same meme you get the same trolls. sorry if I wrote it wrong caffeine has not kicked in yet
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Bob and I are not the only ones! ha ha! Spursfan and metalfan have their share too. Yeah,... bro,... you got the right idea. I learned the lesson late,... you seem to get earlier than me. I used to comment back to these assclowns. . and got sucked in a little. Just keep making memes that appeal to you,.. and they will appeal to other conservative users too. don't let these guys get you riled,.. or stop you from posting. I have been so trolled I had to stop commenting on other memes,.. they were following me. But,.. so you know,... we have a CTS here on IMGflip. (Counter Troll Squad). They are on top of these people more than you know. When I see the troll comments,.. I have reported them,... and often the CTS is already watch them. Just keep going brother!
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12 ups
That's how it works,... rewards for being irresponsible!
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5 ups, 3 replies
$400 a month is "big bucks?"

Wow....you have a low bar

http://www.cbpp.org/research/family-income-support/tanf-cash-benefits-have-fallen-by-more-than-20-percent-in-most-states
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It is big bucks if several in the same house are abusing it.... which is what happens in my state. You do understand the meme is about the subculture of abuse,... right? No can deny there is not abuse of the system.. not even Rob! ha ha! Remember,... its a meme about abuse,... not anything else,... stay calm,... breathe Rob,... breathe,... =)
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4 ups, 1 reply
Make a meme about how corporate welfare is abused. See how funny people here think it is.
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2 ups, 1 reply
That sounds like a Rob meme,.... Go for it bro... !
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4 ups, 1 reply
I do....they don't get many upvotes. I wonder what would happen if you did
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I've had some political / religious duds too,... that's why I am not batting 100% on submissions. If you have an idea,... make it. Thats how I do mine,.. usually based on something I have seen in the news,.. real life,.. or read about on the web.
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1 up, 1 reply
njrob,
You act as though any amount is acceptable.
If someone who cannot afford to have a child willingly has a child, they're an irresponsible dick and shouldn't place any part of their burden on others, regardless of size.
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I'm more concerned with the irresponsible dicks that tanked our economy that we give billions to in corporate welfare, subsidies and tax breaks. The same irresponsible dicks that pay people such low wages they qualify for welfare.

Take care of them first. Maybe the need for social we fare will decrease.
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I agree that those companies should have burned to the ground based on their own merits. I disagree that there's any reason that they should not be dealt with simultaneously with individuals. The bail-outs were a one-time affair, but shouldn't have ever happened. But, by "corporate welfare," what do you mean exactly? There's a lot of rhetoric flying around about "subsidizing businesses," when what is actually happening in many cases is there may be some form of tax break or tax incentive. There's a huge difference between subsidizing an individual (RE: taking someone else's money to fund them), and letting them keep some more of their own money.
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When companies don't pay their fair share of taxes society as a whole has to make up the difference. Large companies that get HUGE tax breaks enjoy ALL the benefits of our society- from the laws that protect their IP, to the courts that preside over the cases they bring against competition, to the roads and bridges they use to ship their products, to the markets they sell to. They should pay their share into the society they use so much.

Anyway- Take tax breaks out of it. Plain old SUBSIDIES is Corporate Welfare.

Here is a GREAT read on it and with the numbers: http://thinkbynumbers.org/government-spending/corporate-welfare/corporate-welfare-statistics-vs-social-welfare-statistics/

Here is a quote:
Definition: corporate welfare

n. Financial aid, such as a subsidy, provided by a government to corporations or other businesses.

The Cato Institute estimated that, in 2002, $93 billion were devoted to corporate welfare. This is about 5 percent of the federal budget.

What is NOT considered corporate welfare?
Government Contracts – To clarify what is and isn’t corporate welfare, a “no-bid” Iraq contract for the prestigious Halliburton, would not be considered corporate welfare because the government technically directly receives some good or service in exchange for this expenditure. Based on the Pentagon’s Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) findings of $1.4 billion of overcharging and fraud, I suppose the primary service they provide could be considered to be repeatedly violating the American taxpayer.
Tax Breaks – Tax breaks targeted to benefit specific corporations could also be considered a form of welfare. Tax loopholes force other businesses and individual taxpayers without the same political clout to pick up the slack and sacrifice a greater share of their hard-earned money to decrease the financial burden on these corporations. However, to simplify matters, we’ve only included financial handouts to companies in our working definition of corporate welfare.
What IS considered corporate welfare?
Subsidies – On the other hand, the $15 billion in subsidies contained in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, to the oil, gas, and coal industries, would be considered corporate welfare because no goods or services are directly returned to the government in exchange for these expenditures.
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"Their fair share" of taxes. You say this as though you have an actual number in mind. The people at the top just as often earn it as inherit it, meaning you'd be capable if you had the resources (not just financial ones) and know-how to be in their position. In that sense, you're not in a different boat.

However, being against tax breaks is counter-intuitive, because the result of taxing people less to an extent is an increase in actual tax revenue collected.
If you tax someone an amount they do not feel is worth their business, they will instead send that money into tax-safe securities and other dodges. They can send their money, their businesses, and/or their jobs outside the country if the cost of doing business is too high for their pleasing, and that does not benefit anybody back at home.

Being against subsidizing them, I can agree with. However, most subsidies as I understand it, are aimed at agriculture, and even this I can disagree with in principle.

The problem with subsidizing, both personal and corporate, is that people are in essence being paid to fail. If you put people on welfare, pay them to have children they cannot afford, then they are going to do it, and they are going to do it without self-regard.
The way welfare is set up, people lose their incentive to get off of welfare.
The losses are disproportionate to any personal success they gain, so the need to succeed or desire to do so becomes less.

Both private individuals and corporations need to be independent; it is not the government's job to raise your children, it's yours.The government's role should not be to reduce a personal's own self-responsibility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1BLPCgh0wk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GklCBvS-eI

I'd also like to note that the site you link shows you big numbers, but does not appear to break them down by category beyond "welfare vs corporate."

Because of policies of subsidizing people to fail, for instance, black single-head-of-household families have gone up 6 fold
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It's also worth noting that in 1980, 12% of families were not intact ("nuclear families"). That number tripled by 2008, and did so under these policies--- which surely you must agree, is not good for the upbringing and well-being of children, and subsequently is just as damaging to an economy (if not moreso) as compared to corporate tax breaks, when the number of broken families exceeds 36% and the subsequent damage in wealth generation among the poor that that entails.
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1 up, 1 reply
The image is from a satirical video called "it's free, swipe yo EBT".. Chapter Jackson has produced several of those, her goal is to promote awareness of systemic inequalities. My heart's pretty bloody myself man, it's just a meme..
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4 ups, 1 reply
Unfortunately its not just a meme. It was cool to hear the story behind it, but people every day are judged, punished, ridiculed and blamed because of perpetuating myths like this. While it may be funny to post about (and it is a funny image), its not funny for the single mom who just got off a 10 hour shift and still cant afford to buy bread, but is judged at the counter for using her EBT card because she must be a lazy person and has a tattoo. :)
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4 ups, 1 reply
Implants,...? HA HA ! You could park a Volkswagon in one of those things!! rofl!
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3 ups
i did one with that picture titled back up air bags.
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3 ups
Uh. Those ain't implants. But they ARE amazing.
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4 ups, 1 reply
Damn.. now I have to break my code and look... to see which ones! Maybe not... ! Lol! Thanks bro!
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3 ups, 1 reply
Just so you don't break your code, I went and had a look for you. You currently have 5 memes on the front page (probably at least partly because people were helping you out with upvotes to get you through the million mark).

Besides this one, there's:

The Grumpy Cat Pizza one
imgflip.com/i/y0818

The Willy Wonka "Yes Officer" one
imgflip.com/i/y224q

The "knock knock" coffin one
imgflip.com/i/y0pwz

The Rocky "1 million point celebration" one
imgflip.com/i/y0o0o
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I think you helped me a lot there bro!! The million point party meme helped a lot! You are a true gentleman user on this site that sets great examples... I like that many users respond to your meme style / humore / and upbeat comments. It encourages the same! =)
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4 ups, 2 replies
that should be a individual meme! lol
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3 ups, 1 reply
Thanks! I'm going to post it now, Invicta103 is always good inspiration!
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3 ups
no problem broski
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3 ups
I agree :D
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4 ups
It will be so profitable,... they'll use finger paint! rofl!
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5 ups, 1 reply
LOL I guess not! Sadly when I searched for tattooed prostitute this picture showed up. There really are no words...
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2 ups, 1 reply
Who busted him? Parents? Teachers? Or the Librarian? XD
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3 ups, 1 reply
Poor Brian it was probably his mom who was the librarian who in turn told his dad who was the teacher.
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2 ups, 1 reply
It was the tattoed prostitute who was also his mom who was also his dad!
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no.

http://mashable.com/2015/02/28/olive-oatman-capture/#l28jRWIwkkqq
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0 ups, 1 reply
Hey, I did a 2nd chance meme for stuff that didn't get out of submission if you still have some. I know we don't agree all that often but feel free to drop a few on there, you're kind of like my imgflip Bob Beckel :)
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1 up, 1 reply
I drink less than Bob.
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0 ups, 1 reply
lol, there are entire states that drink less than Bob
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1 up, 1 reply
Yeah I think he drank Rhode Island under the table a couple years ago.
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0 ups
I miss him though, no one could drop an F-Bomb on a network news channel like Bob
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1 up
LMAO!
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0 ups, 1 reply
Most certainly this was the model for this Hell On Wheels Character.
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1 up
I'd do her. Weird tat/pierce shit on her face and all...HA!
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1 up, 1 reply
HAHA!!! I wish I had that image of her when I made this> imgflip.com/i/wtxzt
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1 up, 1 reply
Lol perhaps I have inspired you again! I think I may be better at commenting than making memes is that possible lol
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1 up
Nah, hang in there, comment memes are good practice and quite often give inspiration at a time when you think you have nothing. My ones that do the best seem to happen that way.
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5 ups
Might as well add one more comment.there is a community in New Jersey were a lot of people are on welfare .what these people do is have kids to get more money.then the dad goes out and does day labor work that is off the books,
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4 ups, 1 reply
gubermant sugga dady!
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5 ups, 3 replies
Sad,.... but true!!!!!!
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4 ups, 2 replies
Thats why people here hate CFS. They neglect their children, CFS takes them away, then they lose their cheques. And what is this EBT card you speek of?
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4 ups
Yep! Its the welfare credit card!
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4 ups, 1 reply
Electronic welfare card
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5 ups, 2 replies
But its spelt EBT. I've seen lots of videos about that shit. Seems like they all have nice cars tho.
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4 ups
I dont know the initials. But thats what it refers to. Different parts of the country have different names for it
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5 ups
Electronic Benefits Transfer. I love how all you know-it-alls cant even look something up.
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7 ups, 6 replies
Reality Check:
1) The average family of 4 gets $400-$900 a month, IF they qualify for all 3 main programs. I dont know about you, but when I was a single guy I couldnt afford to live on that.
2) In my state, and many others, you cannot receive benefits without going through job training, job placement or already have a job.
3) 74% of those on welfare work full time
4) Most assistance programs, like cash assistance, are meant for temporary crises and are only good for 6 months, at which point you are no longer eligible.
Please tell me how you can classify a majority of recipients as those using the gov as a sugar daddy. These are hard working people just trying to survive.

I will leave you with this to ponder, if you want to go after someone, how about corporate welfare like Walmart? Besides the billions in tax breaks, the millions from local gov as incentives for building, they pay workers so low that many are part of welfare. A study in 2013 found that a single 300-person Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Wisconsin costs taxpayers at least $904,542 per year, or about $5,815 per employee in gov benefits.
PLEASE RETHINK WHO TO BLAME
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6 ups, 1 reply
Someone I know works with headstart in the South... there is an entire Organization that teaches people how to "get the most" out of any and every benefit program that is out there. We watch this junk all the time... we know parents.. we know the workers.. we know its abuses, but you better not say anything because if you do, you will lose your own job, and or be labeled Racist etc. But Yes to the Walmart situation and other statistics... it is a system designed to keep the poor in that state, and like the Vortex that it is... Dragging everyone else it can grab and pulling them down too.
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GOOD COMMENT gunny!! And true... I am in GA,... its unbelievable how they get off one program and reboot onto another under a different title and get the same benefits!
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4 ups
hey I'm offensive and i find this multi-paragraphs!!!
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No, but you did say "PLEASE RETHINK WHO TO BLAME", a rather open ended statement.

My reply was a meme, on a meme site, pointing out that this admin blames W for everything.
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3 ups
BOOM. See above. But yeah, I'm aware of reality, too. These guys need to do a lil homework, and stop buying all the b*****t on conservative news outlets.
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3 ups, 1 reply
You can google and find dozens of sources to back this up, but here are 2
http://www.welfareinfo.org/payments/
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/13/get-a-job-most-welfare-recipients-already-have-one/
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4 ups, 1 reply
There is good and bad both accessing the program. As a single dad I understand what you're saying as circumstances forced me to take advantage of the program in the past. The meme is not directed at those that use it for its purpose, but at those gaming the system and other programs. I talk to these people all day everyday, they game everyone. The meme is pointing out the subculture that sponges off of programs that were created to help those in crisis, not at those who use it properly and move on.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Then fix the programs. You can't fix those people.
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3 ups, 1 reply
I agree, but I have yet to hear any side say they want to keep the program but fix the issues without the other going bat-shit crazy. The closes we came was when a republican congress and a democrat president made the attempt in the 90s. I don't see either side being able to work with the other in that was any time in the near future.
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http://www.cbpp.org/research/family-income-support/tanf-cash-benefits-have-fallen-by-more-than-20-percent-in-most-states
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2 ups
Again, the point is that those who are getting public assistance should not be those able to spend hundreds of dollars in ink or the ones capable of working. I have no argument with a "Safety Net", my issues has always been with a flaccid federal system of distribution which is more concerned with upping the number enrolled rather than who is enrolled in order to secure a bigger budget.
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Just a bit of a clarification though; #1, all Welfare Queens aren't black or brown, #2, there's more white women in the "gubment sugar daddy system" than any others. Feel free to look that up.
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It doesn't matter the color of who is gaming the system, the meme was simply pointing out that there are those who are on public money that do not handle it responsibly and use it for purposes other than those intended while able to use other money to pay for what most of us would consider life's extras. It makes it no less a drain on society if a white is doing vs a black or vice-versa. Your sensitivity level seems to be skewed as the first comment image under the meme is white (as best I can tell with all the ink). If it helps though, here is a white one.
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I find what you said agreeable. I just know that when people (read: Neocons) skew welfare/public aid it tends to get a lil bit racist. Can we also agree on this, too?
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I'll go along with that to a point, but I think you pulled that race card a little fast, which leads the other side to assume that there is something to deflect from. If you also took the time to look into what true conservatives believe, you might not lump it all in as bullshit. Conservatives at their core would like to see strong family, less interference from government, everyone working and contributing to society, not just one segment baring the load. Its about personal responsibility, those who are able, doing for themselves and having opportunities if they want to achieve beyond average. I'm willing to bet there is a lot of common ground there, and if discussions started there, a lot less arguing would occur and more things that matter get done.
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Easy- they sell drugs. Legalize drugs and put them "out of business" by legitimate businesses selling drugs.
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Matthew 7:1-3King James Version (KJV)

7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
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that passage refers to christens judging christens.
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Does that mean it cannot be applied to reGular life? After all bible quotation is the reason gay marriage is even an issue
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yes it can. do not be to quick to judge others without looking at what you have done.but there is a difference between judging and pointing out what someone is doing wrong
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Okay I get it thanks
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your welcome
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Wait, so you mean the bible is used by some out of convenience? NO?!?!?!?!
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Used by many for convenience sake, same as others use partial statistics or bits of science.
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I beg differ, it is what you would like to have as the reason, and the reason cited by some lazy people who will not take the time to form a valid argument to explain their position.
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I don't like the feature on this site where one has to wait so long to reply to comments on the same meme,... so I want to tahnk you for the GREAT & very valid comments you made here! All of them were spot on,.. and as always,... respectful to other users! kYou're a class act brother! I was unavailable last night so I am trying to catch up on comments to my memes,.. and look at other user memes too. One night off and I am going to be catching up for a while!! My better half has been working out of town and had an overnight here,... so we took advantage and I was not on at all. Your comments though,.... dead on!! Memes usually address the extreme - that's what makes them funny,... but many look at the exceptions and take them too seriously. I wanna scream... "It's a MEME!.... Not a thesis!" lmao!!!!!
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Thanks amigo, I enjoy discussions even with those that don't agree with me. You always provide a lot of opportunity for that with your creations :)
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You had a VERY common sense approach with all your comments,.. handled all the wolves by yourself too!! Damn John,... I feel bad you were on your own! metalfan and spursfan are great commenters too,.. its easy to see sometimes,.. who is informed and who is not!
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ain't nuthin but a thang :)
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You might find this funny, having strong political leanings and being Canadian by birth. imgflip.com/i/y6ej8
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HA HA!!! Thats a good one!!!!!!!!
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I kind of got a chuckle out of it last night, I forget who was playing a series of trump soundbites and he had just done the "Canadian" bit and a few seconds later he called him "mean", my 1st reaction was which is it, he can't be both!!!
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you dont. Thats why when my state drug tested 50,000 people on welfare, less than 2% tested positive. It was a huge waste of money for the state to buy the tests. They figured out that people on welfare actually cant afford to buy drugs etc... well 98% of them.
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I bet the governor(s) have friends at the testing companies. More crony capitalism at work.
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He used to work in healthcare as a CEO and that company was involved in the largest Medicare fraud ever but he got away with it with deniability, so yes I am sure it was
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LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Funny shit!!
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I can tell you that this not true in 90 percent of cases.
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Invicta103 gave me this ideal the meme limbo club. imgflip.com/i/y4vyv
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7%3A1-3&version=KJV
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LoL Memes are so awesome and funny
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that describes college for me
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i knew a guy who was on welfare, but only because his position didn't give quite enough hours, and he was covered in tattoos. he always turned up to his welfare activities, worked hard when he could and explained that he gave up drinking and drugs some time ago, and that his tattoos, as well as being an expression on himself, were his choice of "luxury item" and were also done at mate's rates and over installments due to his friendship with the tattoo artist
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Sure,... that happens as an exception and we all understand those examples. The meme addresses the subculture that takes advantage of the system. I have a good friend whose daughter jumped into that subculture of welfare and not working... has two kids, different dads,.. unmarried. She is inked like a sailor. There was a tattoo shop in town that offered $50 tats on fridays. She was down there smoking cigs and drinking beer getting inked while a neighbor watched the kids,... and she on welfare. He is still dealing with her poor decisions,... he is a grandfather and does what he can to help,... but she is happy with her life as is. Breaks his heart,... but all he can doi is be there for his grandkids now.. as much as he can.
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Tattoos on bones.. i like it!
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=)
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LMAO..... !! Probably!!!
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