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(Slate)   Monopoly comes out with a new "Entitlements Edition". Just hope you don't land on "Go to work"   (slate.com ) divider line
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2012-12-19 12:13:13 PM  
7 votes:
Monopoly was first intended to teach about the faults of capitalism, specifically landlords getting richer off their poor tenants http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_board_game_Monopoly
2012-12-19 02:12:43 PM  
4 votes:
i174.photobucket.com
2012-12-19 11:39:19 AM  
3 votes:
You said "entitlements" when what you meant was "people who actually have to work (and do a good job) for a living instead of farking everything up royally and then waiting to collect their hefty bonus."
 
But if it makes you feel better to think that I might be jealous of the fact that you'll be one of the first up against the wall, go with it.
2012-12-19 02:32:25 PM  
2 votes:

mittromneysdog: aerojockey: I meant entitlements by number, not by dollar. There are hundreds of entitlement programs in agriculture and other industries like construction. At least to me, these are the bad entitlements because they are subject to so much abuse. The fewer but bigger entitlements in social services aren't as bad.

I see. Well, for what it's worth, sometimes those subsidies serve legitimate social purposes. Conservatives are fond of the old "why are we paying farmers to leave their fields fallow" saw. But that program exists or did exist (I don't know if it's still around) to serve real economic and ecological purposes. Not all government subsidies are bad.



Here's what's bad about them:
 
www.optimist123.com 
 
That's a map of people receiving farm subsidies.  Story:
 
http://www.optimist123.com/optimist/2007/11/farm-subsidies-.html 
 
I don't trust the government to be able to prevent this kind of abuse, really, so I'd say better off without these kinds of subsidies.
2012-12-19 01:54:40 PM  
2 votes:
The idea that the Freeloading 47% get an equal vote in this country is just beyond ridiculous. If you make a choice not to contribute to society, then you don't get a vote in that society.
2012-12-19 01:36:08 PM  
2 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: You said "entitlements" when what you meant was "people who actually have to work (and do a good job) for a living instead of farking everything up royally and then waiting to collect their hefty bonus."
 
But if it makes you feel better to think that I might be jealous of the fact that you'll be one of the first up against the wall, go with it.


You mean like those unwashed hipsters, talking on their iphones, playing angry birds on their ipad and sitting in tents for month outside Wall Street?
2012-12-19 01:32:30 PM  
2 votes:
Banking Error, you accidentally laundered $19 billion in drug money.
 
Do not go to jail.
2012-12-19 01:22:30 PM  
2 votes:
I want to be a Rothschild. So basically I'll sit in the background and laugh as everyone else plays, never knowing that I actually own everything on the board already, including the chance cards, the pieces, and the table that the board is sitting on.
2012-12-19 05:41:10 PM  
1 vote:

fredklein: mittromneysdog: Remember when Florida decided to drug test all their welfare recipients, and the testing program ended up costing more than the little money saved by kicking the tiny fraction of people off of welfare who tested positive?

Um...

"Of the 4,086 applicants who scheduled drug tests while the law was enforced, 108 people, or 2.6 percent, failed, most often testing positive for marijuana. About 40 people scheduled tests but canceled them"

Assuming those 40 people who cancelled tests did so because they knew they'd be positive (as opposed to canceling them out of principle), that's 148 out of 4086 applicants who were on drugs, or 3.6%. With a welfare budget of "$13,659.2 million" (http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/statelocal_spending_2010FLmn), that means 3.6% = $49,291,200

$50 million isn't chump change.


It is when the tests cost you $49,765,394.75 to administer.
2012-12-19 04:21:23 PM  
1 vote:

hdhale: HindiDiscoMonster: WhoopAssWayne: The idea that the Freeloading 47% get an equal vote in this country is just beyond ridiculous. If you make a choice not to contribute to society, then you don't get a vote in that society.
 
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/damn Freeloaders

They got shot at in defense of freedom, not shot at because they insist on living too close to the local crackhouse so they don't have to walk so far. They earned to right to sit on their ass. Have you?


You realize that a lot of the so-called 47% that don't pay income taxes aren't just 'sitting on their ass', even if they aren't Veterans, right?

For instance, I don't pay income tax. I'm going to go check soon if I qualify for food stamps. Guess what I do?

I'm a grad student in physics. Clearly this is a worthless thing for me to do that will in no way benefit the country, and I'm just a worthless moocher since I only make ~1600 a month and don't pay income taxes. Nevermind the fact that I am effectively a nigh-free research drone for the country (as are all grad students), working way more than our supposed '20 hours' a week for pay that is arguably below the poverty line in some areas (since we *must* live close to a campus to be able to, well, be graduate students)

No, we're all just worthless moochers.

/In short, fark off.
2012-12-19 02:48:16 PM  
1 vote:
upload.wikimedia.org 

This couldn't be more true...

/RAGEQUIT
2012-12-19 02:45:24 PM  
1 vote:
WhoopAssWayne
if you make a choice not to contribute to society, then you don't get a vote in that society
 
to that  Scubamage said
we'll let you tell all those disabled veterans that
HindiDiscoMonster and
MajorTubeSteak
apparently agree
 
honestly kids, when the fark does serving your country in the military and getting injured NOT count as contributing?
2012-12-19 02:19:52 PM  
1 vote:

CapeFearCadaver: I know yousa trollin', but you just reminded me of an anecdote. My sister had to tell me this one since I don't talk to them any more.

My father said the same damn thing, after Mitt's double-up remarks about why he lost and around the time Pants-shiatting-Draft-Dodger said what you've so eloquently expressed.
My BIL said: "I think that's a great idea, G---, people like you really should not be voting."
Father gets all indignant, face growing bright red.
Everyone has to remind him that his household accepts disability checks, Medicare, and Social Security.
He Is The 47%.


It is astounding how few people understand that when Republicans talk about cutting entitlements, that means they want cuts to Social Security and Medicare. They've somehow been convinced that food stamps and TANF are the only "entitlements," and that we can realistically balance the budget just by kicking all the "attractive and successful African Americans" off of them.

No grip on reality. None.
2012-12-19 02:10:29 PM  
1 vote:
scienceblogs.com

Approves
2012-12-19 02:10:26 PM  
1 vote:

hbk72777: The My Little Pony Killer: You said "entitlements" when what you meant was "people who actually have to work (and do a good job) for a living instead of farking everything up royally and then waiting to collect their hefty bonus."
 
But if it makes you feel better to think that I might be jealous of the fact that you'll be one of the first up against the wall, go with it.

You mean like those unwashed hipsters, talking on their iphones, playing angry birds on their ipad and sitting in tents for month outside Wall Street?


Yeah, that was 47% of the population, all right. Moron.
2012-12-19 02:07:39 PM  
1 vote:
I'm still waiting for a more realistic version of LIFE, that has random things like "spouse leaves, income halved" or "infertility: you can't have kids."
2012-12-19 02:04:07 PM  
1 vote:

WhoopAssWayne: The idea that the Freeloading 47% get an equal vote in this country is just beyond ridiculous. If you make a choice not to contribute to society, then you don't get a vote in that society.


My critical thinking teacher, who is an admitted member of the socialist party said the same thing. I took the class way back in 2004 before the word socialist became part of the daily conversation. But I suppose since he thinks that way, it doesnt make him a good socialist.
2012-12-19 02:00:39 PM  
1 vote:

WhoopAssWayne: The idea that the Freeloading 47% get an equal vote in this country is just beyond ridiculous. If you make a choice not to contribute to society, then you don't get a vote in that society.


We'll let you tell all of those disabled veterans that.
2012-12-19 01:57:40 PM  
1 vote:

iheartscotch: First of the month is here; you spend all of your welfare check on cigarettes, booze, drugs and junk food. Collect additional money from the government totaling $100.


Remember when Florida decided to drug test all their welfare recipients, and the testing program ended up costing more than the little money saved by kicking the tiny fraction of people off of welfare who tested positive?

That empirical study in the rate of drug use among welfare recipients could inform your view of welfare beneficiaries.

Or, you can just keep parroting talking points.

Your call.
2012-12-19 01:55:58 PM  
1 vote:

Billygoat Gruff: You should move someplace cheaper and turn the lights off once in awhile


Then what I save in rent will be directly spent for transportation since I can walk to everything in town,same with the electric company since they recently raised their rates but are the cheaper than the company that services places out of town. You can go strangle yourself in a closet with your bootstraps.
2012-12-19 01:55:49 PM  
1 vote:
Is there a Farm Subsidy square?
2012-12-19 01:49:38 PM  
1 vote:

Citrate1007: Conservative logic:

If it doesn't directly affect them it is an entitlement by a moocher.
If it affects them then it is their god given right and the government should be giving more to them more efficiently.

/what a wonderful way to indoctrinate your children into your world of derp.


So teaching my kids to work and not to depend on government for every little thing in their life, making them take responsibilty for their actions and not blaming someone else for it is, or be a victim is derp?

Teaching your kids that they are owed something by simply exisiting and that the government will provide it is a lot more derpy.
2012-12-19 01:48:27 PM  
1 vote:
I really enjoy the poetic justice in the fact that Romney's final vote percentage was 47.
2012-12-19 01:38:53 PM  
1 vote:

PanicMan: There's a Star Trek edition, right? Lets just play that.


Superior Star Trek licensed board game.

geek-news.mtv.com

/hot
//no stinky abrams either
2012-12-19 01:36:04 PM  
1 vote:
While it might be fun to get all butt-hurt and pompous about this, I chose to simply laugh at it.

/it's a joke - it was funny
2012-12-19 01:15:21 PM  
1 vote:

CygnusDarius: Can I be a Romney in Monopoly?.

/Also, I want to use the car


I wanna be a Geithner! Pay no taxes, pay no interest or penalties when caught, then get a job running the IRS and become a millionaire while I do it!
2012-12-19 01:13:57 PM  
1 vote:

vpb: I can't see the video.  Do they mean entitlements as in Social Security or as in a sense of entitlement from being born rich and well connected?
 
And how about a vulture capitalist edition?  There aren't any bad squares on that one "IRS informant turned you in for your Swiss account, so you have to go for the amnesty" is as bad as it gets.


So being born rich is different then being born with a defect? Like why are football players born with athletic abilities that's not fair!
2012-12-19 01:10:07 PM  
1 vote:
Social Security "entitlement" means you DID work.

Americas right: Angry that people want financial security...
2012-12-19 12:00:41 PM  
1 vote:
This video appears to make fun of the people making fun of the 47%.
 
"$0.90 a day.  Ch-ching!"
 
"Now you get to roll around [in a wheelchair] for the rest of your life.  Lucky."
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-19 11:49:43 AM  
1 vote:
I can't see the video.  Do they mean entitlements as in Social Security or as in a sense of entitlement from being born rich and well connected?
 
And how about a vulture capitalist edition?  There aren't any bad squares on that one "IRS informant turned you in for your Swiss account, so you have to go for the amnesty" is as bad as it gets.
 
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