DubyaHater: I know a great way to get money throughout the month. It's called "Getting a job and receiving a paycheck". I received a deposit in my account today, and I'll be expecting one in another two weeks. It's an amazing concept.
jayphat: Only a troll would think that people owning a home and not on government insurance would be a hinderance to society.
MyRandomName: TofuTheAlmighty: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Wait, so the guy who is actually paying into the system is the one who's the mooch? I'm confused.You think food stamp recipients don't pay sales tax or payroll taxes (or state income taxes)? Pretty much the only progressive tax nowadays is the federal income tax. Why should my homeownership or health insurance be subsidized by public dollars? Food stamps, Section 8, the aforementioned deductions, preferential treatment of capital gains vs. wages - these are all transfers of wealth from the public coffers to individuals. They are all a form of welfare whether you want to believe it or not.Capital gains are not preferrential, theyare different realizations on income .Investments require risk. Working for aset paycheck does not .Investments are long term gain. If it takes me 10 years of capital risk to make 100k the calculation is on a set sale for all gains. If you want it taxed at normal income you would need to remove all risk and do gains as if taken each year of the investment. For the above it would tax at the rate of 10k.Stop the simple thinking that capital gains are equal to income. They are completely different vehicles.
Flange!: how will the tax code be changed to compensate for the effective tax increase on homeowners and people responsible enough to carry their own health insurance.
nunpunter: Smeggy Smurf: I hate the idea. It's tough enough going shopping on Welfare Day. If they extend it over a week it'll be neigh on impossible to get any grocery shopping done until the middle of the month.You can always tell who's going to whip out their welfare card by the contents of their cart. Junk food and boxed everything.I think the important thing here is that you get to feel superior to poor people.
Smeggy Smurf: I hate the idea. It's tough enough going shopping on Welfare Day. If they extend it over a week it'll be neigh on impossible to get any grocery shopping done until the middle of the month.You can always tell who's going to whip out their welfare card by the contents of their cart. Junk food and boxed everything.
Millennium: Accepting your caricature for the sake of argument, I'd think they would at least have noticed that they'd only have to be open for half as many days under the per-week plan as the 10-day plan, which should save a significant amount of money in the long run. That should have gotten their attention.
here to help: Millennium: Why did no one consider this?Because rich white guys who go into politics as a career have no fuggin' common sense or experience with anything other than pandering just enough to stay in office and screwing over the competition. Real life problems make no sense to them... that's why all their "solutions" suck balls.
ZAZ: Switch to weekly electronic transfers instead of monthly.
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