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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by mocgator, Feb 13, 2014.
some felt it was in bad taste seeing that the country was going through a recession.
Those people were being partisan hypocrites too.
Couldn't care less what she wears or how much it costs, but stop lecturing the rest of us who are successful about how bad the poor have it in this country when half of them aren't paying income taxes.
From a radio address of Reagan's
"We're in danger of creating a permanent culture of poverty as inescapable as any chain or bond; a second and separate America, an America of lost dreams and stunted lives. The irony is that misguided welfare programs instituted in the name of compassion have actually helped turn a shrinking problem into a national tragedy. From the 1950's on, poverty in America was declining. American society, an opportunity society, was doing its wonders. Economic growth was providing a ladder for millions to climb up out of poverty and into prosperity. In 1964 the famous War on Poverty was declared and a funny thing happened. Poverty, as measured by dependency, stopped shrinking and then actually began to grow worse. I guess you could say, poverty won the war. Poverty won in part because instead of helping the poor, government programs ruptured the bonds holding poor families together.
Perhaps the most insidious effect of welfare is its usurpation of the role of provider. In States where payments are highest, for instance, public assistance for a single mother can amount to much more than the usable income of a minimum wage job. In other words, it can pay for her to quit work. Many families are eligible for substantially higher benefits when the father is not present. What must it do to a man to know that his own children will be better off if he is never legally recognized as their father? Under existing welfare rules, a teenage girl who becomes pregnant can make herself eligible for welfare benefits that will set her up in an apartment of her own, provide medical care, and feed and clothe her. She only has to fulfill one condition—not marry or identify the father.
Obviously something is desperately wrong with our welfare system. With only about half of what is now spent on welfare, we could give enough money to every impoverished man, woman, and child to lift them above the poverty line. Instead, we spend vast amounts on a system that perpetuates poverty. But the waste of money pales before the sinful waste of human potential-the squandering of so many millions of hopes and dreams"
I sense no disdain, seems like he knew what was going on......perhaps he was looking thru a time machine
i didn't see in the article if she even paid for it
many designers give or loan these gowns to celebrities of all sorts to wear for promotional purposes
it is a very big deal to have the First Lady wear your dress
Good to see you have expanded out from merely calling Republicans racist and now added that they hate the poor.
Do you do this because it makes you feel better about yourself?
Of course, now is your cue to link 50+ articles proving Reagan/Republicans hate the poor.
Nice try.Reagan grew up poor
And as I recall, that's what Mrs. Reagan did . As long as it doesn't come from taxpayers or the 504 Obama perpetual campaign treasurer(I forget what its cool progressive name is) I don't care
Matters not. Plenty grow up poor and still demonize them.
True, Obama grew up (not sure), but lived a privileged life, and continues too and demonizes those of wealth yet sure likes the jet set life. (It's good to be king, I jest but a good tune none the less)
This doesn't sound like demonization does it?
This again goes back to one of the things I know you and I have discussed before which is the composition of the poor and the rhetoric used about them.
**Well, he does have a jet that we pay for him to use
Movin' on up.
^^^ Awesome !!
And right here we have a photo mocking Michelle Obama for dressing very casually, right in a thread where she is being criticized for..........dressing too lavishly !!
Clearly proving one thing and one thing only : this board is chock full of right-wing whiners who are going to whine like babies no matter WHAT happens.
When did all you righties become such sissies that you actually whine about.....the dress the first lady wears ?!! And why do you hypocrites hate success ? If she can afford that dress, why shouldn't she buy it ?
What makes this thread even better is that we have juvelinle posts criticizing her appearance and physique coming from.......some of the board's biggest babblers about their religious faith and deep spirituality.
You guys, please make sure to post up about how you're lovin' the Lord so much just after.....making fun of Michelle Obama's weight or backside. Laughing at you hypocrites is the best.
Most First Ladies get their clothes "loaned" to them so I really doubt she paid for the dress. The designers get their advertising because she wears their dress. There should not be a big deal made about it.
Blakejah calls others "juvenile"...
What a hoot!
Did God sanctify your condescension over Michelle Obama's wardrobe on this particular day ? Your spirituality moves me.
this is especially pathetic coming from Mr Hollier Than Thou
Nothing wrong with spending it if you have it...
The dress did bring this old Geico commercial to mind