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Old 02-05-2013, 11:41 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc View Post
How is that "welfare" defined, this reliance on government services, programs and supports? Does it include our military? Basic science and research? Police? Senior citizens. Retirees. People with disabilities. Our Interstate systems? Border guards? FAA? Teachers? Veterens benefits? Farm subsidies and price supports? Various energy supports? Corporate welfare in its many, varied and broad guises?

Or is it all basically what is being wasted on some indolent underclass of "others" (certainly not you, I or anyone we associate with.), "takers" beyond any real hope of redemption that must simply be cast off to the wilderness to fend for themselves?

How many then, too, are contributing to our society in all the varied ways (taxes of all forms, fees, duties, etc.) in support of our general welfare?

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