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2013-12-19 02:41:59 AM  
"they have plumbing"

lulz
 
2013-12-19 02:44:30 AM  
It's also unfortunately very indicative of what a lot of people think.

And you don't dare tell anyone here at Fark that you're on unemployment or have a food card. It is the Kiss of Derp.
 
2013-12-19 02:52:31 AM  

log_jammin: "they have plumbing"

lulz


Refrigerators too.

The horror, the horror!
 
2013-12-19 02:54:32 AM  
I would laugh, but my distended belly prevents me from doing so.

/keep talking folks, just keep talking. Your names will be remembered when people start setting up the guillotines
 
2013-12-19 02:55:31 AM  
What was he looking at, and what is with his eyes?
 
2013-12-19 03:17:41 AM  

LIGAFF: What was he looking at, and what is with his eyes?


pretty sure they're both doing a "my god, it's full of stars" but she got to wear the curtain pulls...
 
2013-12-19 03:53:07 AM  

whidbey: It's also unfortunately very indicative of what a lot of people think.

And you don't dare tell anyone here at Fark that you're on unemployment or have a food card. It is the Kiss of Derp.


Oh, but those Totally Not Made Up stories about how THEY got by without government assistance by working 132 hours a week picking potatoes in a minefield, guarded by a Succubus with gonorrhea, are so bootstrappy!
 
2013-12-19 06:01:23 AM  

THE GOP

PRO CHILD LABOR

PRO STARVATION

PRO RAPE

PRO WAR

VOTE GOP FOR GREAT NEW AMERICA

"Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember.... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter.... After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things - terrible, yes, but great." - Rand Paul

 
2013-12-19 06:33:04 AM  

LIGAFF: What was he looking at, and what is with his eyes?


Definitely not a blah woman.
 
2013-12-19 06:51:24 AM  
i915.photobucket.comcdn.bleacherreport.net
 
2013-12-19 06:51:26 AM  
John Tamny is the one man in America most consistently in need of tarring and feathering by an angry mob that's tired of the smarmy bankers shiat that is constantly running out of their overprivileged mouths.
 
2013-12-19 06:53:09 AM  
img.fark.netwww.lostisagame.com
 
2013-12-19 06:56:41 AM  
I've always wondered what reality people like this grew up in where they think America needs more people living in cardboard houses and starving in the street.

He should probably be reminded that if America ever does end up in that state, his fat ass will be one of the first up against the wall.
 
2013-12-19 06:59:45 AM  
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2013-12-19 07:03:07 AM  
If you're going to be poor, this is the country you want to be poor in," he concluded.

i293.photobucket.com

Those lucky duckies!

So in this guy's head there are no really poor or actually hungry people in America and by taking away programs that prevent the worst excesses of poverty from occurring he is somehow raising their self esteem.

This is what people hired by Forbes really think.
 
2013-12-19 07:05:57 AM  
Amazing thing what you can hear from people when they think they are in a "safe place".

Scary thing is, they are often in positions of authority, influence or decision making.


I once was in government, overheard a discussion, where someone said, "oh, they don't matter"
I knew instantly that this group of people just lost millions from the allocated pool.

This is what happens everyday.
 
2013-12-19 07:07:25 AM  
The "oh, private charity will do it all" always galls me.

Has this ever been the case? Has the private charities ever managed to support the underclass?

All right, let's say for the sake of argument that yes, private citizens giving to charities will garner enough money to support all those who need it. Okay, how are they going to handle that kind of logistics? How are private charities going to be able to handle the logistics? Considering the amount of people that Need assistance, how are they going to be able to doll it out? You think a private charity can check your financials to access whether you need it?

Do conservatives really want Charities handing out charitable Cash to just anyone who claims to need it? CASH? CASH that can be used to buy DRUGS or ALCOHOL?
 
2013-12-19 07:11:33 AM  

Lackofname: Do conservatives really want Charities handing out charitable Cash to just anyone who claims to need it? CASH? CASH that can be used to buy DRUGS or ALCOHOL?


No, the children careless enough to be born to drug users and alcoholics can just starve. Serves them right, really.
 
2013-12-19 07:12:02 AM  

Lackofname: The "oh, private charity will do it all" always galls me.

Has this ever been the case? Has the private charities ever managed to support the underclass?

All right, let's say for the sake of argument that yes, private citizens giving to charities will garner enough money to support all those who need it. Okay, how are they going to handle that kind of logistics? How are private charities going to be able to handle the logistics? Considering the amount of people that Need assistance, how are they going to be able to doll it out? You think a private charity can check your financials to access whether you need it?

Do conservatives really want Charities handing out charitable Cash to just anyone who claims to need it? CASH? CASH that can be used to buy DRUGS or ALCOHOL?


I think they just want people to go to soup kitchens.. as long as they get to choose who gets any soup.  Never mind that there won't be enough soup for more than 1% or so of the people in need, as long as they get the power to deny food to others.
 
2013-12-19 07:19:07 AM  

Sgt Otter: whidbey: It's also unfortunately very indicative of what a lot of people think.

And you don't dare tell anyone here at Fark that you're on unemployment or have a food card. It is the Kiss of Derp.

Oh, but those Totally Not Made Up stories about how THEY got by without government assistance by working 132 hours a week picking potatoes in a minefield, guarded by a Succubus with gonorrhea, are so bootstrappy!


That is why I don't get people like Rubio.

The guy got through college thanks to loans and grants, but now he is for cutting them in the face of increasing college costs.


log_jammin: "they have plumbing"

lulz


I guess I am a commie, because I am for the poor having a TV and a fridge, and indoor toilets.
 
2013-12-19 07:20:16 AM  
I thought it was common knowledge one had to be a pure capitalist to work at Forbes?
 
2013-12-19 07:21:12 AM  
is it time for the axes yet
 
2013-12-19 07:21:20 AM  

Alphax: Lackofname: The "oh, private charity will do it all" always galls me.

Has this ever been the case? Has the private charities ever managed to support the underclass?

All right, let's say for the sake of argument that yes, private citizens giving to charities will garner enough money to support all those who need it. Okay, how are they going to handle that kind of logistics? How are private charities going to be able to handle the logistics? Considering the amount of people that Need assistance, how are they going to be able to doll it out? You think a private charity can check your financials to access whether you need it?

Do conservatives really want Charities handing out charitable Cash to just anyone who claims to need it? CASH? CASH that can be used to buy DRUGS or ALCOHOL?

I think they just want people to go to soup kitchens.. as long as they get to choose who gets any soup.  Never mind that there won't be enough soup for more than 1% or so of the people in need, as long as they get the power to deny food to others.


No, I think they just believe in magical thinking. "Oh we don't NEED those things. It'll all WORK OUT." It's the same way with regulations (and the free market in general), health insurance, etc etc. Yes, those with a financial stake in having fewer regulations or private healthcare or whatnot have a reason to say those things (it means more money) but those who don't still sweep it under the rug with "oh, things will work out in the end because reasons".

These people think any government is just holding people back and as soon as it gets out of the way, everything will be roses and puppies because bootstraps. When the reality is that these services are the only things keeping people up.

We're in a country where <a href=http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-12-04/a-third-of-bank- teller s-rely-on-government-assistance-study-says >one third of bank tellers rely on government assistance</a>. People aren't on the government dime because they like it.

I've been on disability and food stamps my whole life. It's Not Fun.
 
2013-12-19 07:21:59 AM  
HTML fail.
 
2013-12-19 07:23:44 AM  

liam76: Sgt Otter: whidbey: It's also unfortunately very indicative of what a lot of people think.

And you don't dare tell anyone here at Fark that you're on unemployment or have a food card. It is the Kiss of Derp.

Oh, but those Totally Not Made Up stories about how THEY got by without government assistance by working 132 hours a week picking potatoes in a minefield, guarded by a Succubus with gonorrhea, are so bootstrappy!

That is why I don't get people like Rubio.

The guy got through college thanks to loans and grants, but now he is for cutting them in the face of increasing college costs.


I Got Mine So Fark You.
 
2013-12-19 07:25:53 AM  

LIGAFF: What was he looking at, and what is with his eyes?


God spontaneously struck him blind for his arrogance and heartlessness, but he just kept right on trucking. What a trooper!
 
2013-12-19 07:29:35 AM  

Lackofname: The "oh, private charity will do it all" always galls me.

Has this ever been the case? Has the private charities ever managed to support the underclass?

All right, let's say for the sake of argument that yes, private citizens giving to charities will garner enough money to support all those who need it. Okay, how are they going to handle that kind of logistics? How are private charities going to be able to handle the logistics? Considering the amount of people that Need assistance, how are they going to be able to doll it out? You think a private charity can check your financials to access whether you need it?

Do conservatives really want Charities handing out charitable Cash to just anyone who claims to need it? CASH? CASH that can be used to buy DRUGS or ALCOHOL?


Soup kitchens; everyone who really needs it will go to soup kitchens, and everyone currently scamming the food stamps program and didn't deserve the help will be turned away by the soup kitchens, informed by God who these sinners are.

Seriously though: the argument "if there was readily apparent abject poverty private charities would identify and address it" has the issue that were charities to completely meet the needs of society it would lead to an elimination of any sort of pressing examples of why private charaties are needed, resulting in a drop in donations until the problem becomes crisis-level again.

You either accept that private charity would lead to a boom/bust cycle of aid to the needy, or you accept that such a system would eventually meet a equilibrium point where a certain population of the poor in this country are starving to keep donations coming in to prevent that portion of the population from growing.
 
2013-12-19 07:33:32 AM  

liam76: log_jammin: "they have plumbing"

lulz

I guess I am a commie, because I am for the poor having a TV and a fridge, and indoor toilets.


enabler!!!
 
2013-12-19 07:35:19 AM  
"Progressive America has found a new person to hate"

Salon.com has been taking lessons from Lardbaugh.
 
2013-12-19 07:35:32 AM  
People don't like to be dependent on others for their food and well being.  That's why we should abolish food stamps and depend on charity.
 
2013-12-19 07:35:36 AM  
He also seems to be glossing over that private charities already exist to give food to people, and it's not because they aren't hungry.

Anyhoo, lol right wingers
 
2013-12-19 07:37:52 AM  

Lackofname: The "oh, private charity will do it all" always galls me.

Has this ever been the case? Has the private charities ever managed to support the underclass?


If it did, we wouldn't have Social Security or Medicaid or Medicare.
 
2013-12-19 07:39:58 AM  
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2013-12-19 07:40:07 AM  
I know lets all play a game!

Lets pretend that, we are hard line conservatives hearing this guy.

Basically pretend you are Mitt Romney, or Thurston Howell the 3rd.

ok.

READY, SET, GO GO GO!
 
2013-12-19 07:40:41 AM  

Jackson Herring: [img.fark.net image 308x239][i.imgur.com image 500x282]


I hate you
 
2013-12-19 07:40:50 AM  
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This guy proves me point about the GOP. They are not fiscal conservatives. They are cheap self centered assholes that only care about themselves.

The irony is that many of them also see themselves as "Christian". They are the farthest from Christ that any human being could ever be.
 
2013-12-19 07:41:08 AM  

Grungehamster: Lackofname: The "oh, private charity will do it all" always galls me.

Has this ever been the case? Has the private charities ever managed to support the underclass?

All right, let's say for the sake of argument that yes, private citizens giving to charities will garner enough money to support all those who need it. Okay, how are they going to handle that kind of logistics? How are private charities going to be able to handle the logistics? Considering the amount of people that Need assistance, how are they going to be able to doll it out? You think a private charity can check your financials to access whether you need it?

Do conservatives really want Charities handing out charitable Cash to just anyone who claims to need it? CASH? CASH that can be used to buy DRUGS or ALCOHOL?

Soup kitchens; everyone who really needs it will go to soup kitchens, and everyone currently scamming the food stamps program and didn't deserve the help will be turned away by the soup kitchens, informed by God who these sinners are.


Okay, set aside food stamps. They seem to take this stance on ALL assistance. Welfare, WIC, etc. But people use those things for more than just food. Clothes? Housing (government housing/vouchers/etc). Heating/oil/utilities?
 
2013-12-19 07:43:31 AM  

Lackofname: No, I think they just believe in magical thinking. "Oh we don't NEED those things. It'll all WORK OUT." It's the same way with regulations (and the free market in general), health insurance, etc etc. Yes, those with a financial stake in having fewer regulations or private healthcare or whatnot have a reason to say those things (it means more money) but those who don't still sweep it under the rug with "oh, things will work out in the end because reasons".


No, I'm pretty sure plenty of conservatives are smart enough to know that if you got rid of medicare and food stamps and unemployment benefits and disability checks and so on it would lead to huge amounts of misery, suffering and death. They just think it's what poor people deserve for being poor. They can't actually SAY that without seeming like gigantic assholes though, which is why they play the "oh, private charity will magically fix everything!" card.
 
2013-12-19 07:45:04 AM  

Lackofname: I Got Mine So Fark You


I used to be a republican.

I paid for school myself. I thought anybody could do it.

After college I started to realize that I was very lucky to have parents that made education a priority. I also saw republicans attacking education aid. That alone was enough to distance me from the party, but they seem to have really gone off the rails on every topic in the past 10 years.
 
2013-12-19 07:45:16 AM  

log_jammin: Jackson Herring: [img.fark.net image 308x239][i.imgur.com image 500x282]

I hate you


img.fark.neti.imgur.com
 
2013-12-19 07:46:09 AM  
I am getting soo tired of these stupid onion clips. Always distorting reality.
 
2013-12-19 07:47:28 AM  

liam76: That is why I don't get people like Rubio Clarence Thomas.

The guy got through college and onto the Supreme Court thanks to loans and grants affirmative action, but now he is for cutting them it in the face of increasing college costs.


What's to understand? Rubio and Thomas (and many, many more Republicans like them) already "got mine," so everyone else can f#ck off.

Ever heard a rich guy wax nostalgic about how "poor" he used to be, and how he had to struggle to get to where he is now? They LOVE telling that story, and none of them ever remember getting any help, at any time, from anyone... it's all bootstraps, all the way down.
 
2013-12-19 07:49:38 AM  
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2013-12-19 07:52:40 AM  

Gunther: Lackofname: No, I think they just believe in magical thinking. "Oh we don't NEED those things. It'll all WORK OUT." It's the same way with regulations (and the free market in general), health insurance, etc etc. Yes, those with a financial stake in having fewer regulations or private healthcare or whatnot have a reason to say those things (it means more money) but those who don't still sweep it under the rug with "oh, things will work out in the end because reasons".

No, I'm pretty sure plenty of conservatives are smart enough to know that if you got rid of medicare and food stamps and unemployment benefits and disability checks and so on it would lead to huge amounts of misery, suffering and death. They just think it's what poor people deserve for being poor. They can't actually SAY that without seeming like gigantic assholes though, which is why they play the "oh, private charity will magically fix everything!" card.


This is the logical outgrowth of the Prosperity Gospel.  Equivocating financial success with divine favor means believing poverty is a result of moral failings and poor decisions, not the cause.
 
2013-12-19 07:54:20 AM  
I can just tell this farking guy never starved in his life.
 
2013-12-19 07:55:23 AM  
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2013-12-19 07:57:30 AM  
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2013-12-19 07:59:08 AM  

Gunther: Lackofname: No, I think they just believe in magical thinking. "Oh we don't NEED those things. It'll all WORK OUT." It's the same way with regulations (and the free market in general), health insurance, etc etc. Yes, those with a financial stake in having fewer regulations or private healthcare or whatnot have a reason to say those things (it means more money) but those who don't still sweep it under the rug with "oh, things will work out in the end because reasons".

No, I'm pretty sure plenty of conservatives are smart enough to know that if you got rid of medicare and food stamps and unemployment benefits and disability checks and so on it would lead to huge amounts of misery, suffering and death. They just think it's what poor people deserve for being poor. They can't actually SAY that without seeming like gigantic assholes though, which is why they play the "oh, private charity will magically fix everything!" card.


That would track on how conservatives don't give two shats about something UNTIL IT PERSONALLY AFFECTS THEM. Megyn Kelly didn't stand up for maternity care until surprise, she got pregnant and went through it. John McCain and torture. Don't stand up for gays until one of their kids are, etc etc. These guys don't think that say, they don't need disability or unemployment or worker's compensation until tada, life turns upside down for them and they actually see what it's like.

Reminds me of a brilliant comment. Conservatives don't complain about police power, like the stop and frisk stuff, but they go apeshiat over the TSA's invasive searches. Why? Because Republicans don't get stopped and frisked, but they fly.

Barricaded Gunman: liam76: That is why I don't get people like Rubio Clarence Thomas.

The guy got through college and onto the Supreme Court thanks to loans and grants affirmative action, but now he is for cutting them it in the face of increasing college costs.

What's to understand? Rubio and Thomas (and many, many more Republicans like them) already "got mine," so everyone else can f#ck off.

Ever heard a rich guy wax nostalgic about how "poor" he used to be, and how he had to struggle to get to where he is now? They LOVE telling that story, and none of them ever remember getting any help, at any time, from anyone... it's all bootstraps, all the way down.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTwpBLzxe4U
 
2013-12-19 08:00:16 AM  
Some men are just born to be hung.
 
2013-12-19 08:01:33 AM  
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