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post #1 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Can't afford to feed your kids? Go get a horse.

This just drives me up the wall.

Why is it that people who use every type of welfare are the ones that think they can afford to own horses?

You expect taxpayers to foot school lunches, food stamps, WIC, Section 8, Medicaid, but feel you are entitled to own horses?


I see this time after time. If I have to feed your kids? You darn sure can't afford to feed horses.

And same people? Claim no income to get welfare help but let tax time roll around and all of a sudden they have 50,000.00 in "self employment" stripping wires, scrapping junk? So that lets them claim EIC of 6000.00.

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post #2 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 09:56 AM
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Let's not make this forum political please. There are a lot of things in this world we don't like, but this is a place to discuss our favorite past-time. Sometimes ppl find themselves in a position they never they would be in. Remember that. Much love...
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post #3 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 10:01 AM
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If people find themselves in a position where they're having to take CHARITY for themselves and their family to survive, then they shouldn't be taking on a large, expensive luxury item.

Palomine isn't talking about people who already have horses and have fallen on hard times, she's talking about welfare grubs who think they deserve to own a horse on someone elses dime. Read for comprehension, please.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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post #4 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 10:05 AM
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Yeah my dear husband told me a story of his dad. He couldn't afford $300 for a car, but went to the auction to buy a 3yo stud for the same price!! Of all things for his kids to be around a stallion!!! It caused quite a few problems with the neighbors, and they told him if he didn't do something with it, they were going to. In the end he sold him, and still didn't get a car.
Some people just make no sense.....they have to have things just to say they do, they don't care about anything else. It frustrates me too, but i just let it go...they aren't going to listen anyway...
(and yes he was on welfare back then, and refused to work, and had a wife and 3 kids at the time, talk about selfishness)
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post #5 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 10:11 AM
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It's not just with horses; they'll get whatever they can, because they can. Free housing, cell phones, name it, they'll get it. It's no longer a program designed to help those in need. Its a program designed to support those who dont want to work.

This is what happens when you have democrats in office
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post #6 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 10:13 AM
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I agree, and don't forget those who have waaaayyy tooo many kids to take care of just because they can get the govt to do it!!! It's insane!!! And i think the rules and regulations should be revised or completely's madness!!
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post #7 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 10:15 AM
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Sounds like a whole....Race we got here.

Unfortunately, lazy is lazy and you can't fix stupid. Legally. Unfortunately.

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post #8 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 10:22 AM
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It's not charity. Charity is funded by voluntary donations that people choose to give. These are entitlements, that we all have to pay into regardless if we never get to cash out.

Entitlements! They are entitled to that money. We should be grateful to be giving it!

(Tongue in cheek in case anyone didn't see that)
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post #9 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 10:27 AM
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It's hard for me to get down on the unemployed with so many people looking for work. Thank you Barrack Obama.

If times were good, and unemployment low, I'd be right there with you on this but it's hard for me to tell the difference between those that can't find work and those who don't want to work given the current environment.

In a better economy it would be easy to tell, but not now IMO.

Then there are the under employed. These are the people who work, some of them two or three jobs, and still don't make enough to live comfortably.

God bless them.

I think the common ground for most of us is we all find it difficult to help the lazy and those who don't want to help themselves.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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post #10 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 10:33 AM
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I completely agree Palomine. I was complaining about that just the other day to my hubby. Went to the farm store, checked out behind a woman with three kids and a push cart loaded with 10 or so bags of safe choice, a big bag of omegatin and a 50 lb bag of rabbit feed. Then saw her again when I went to the grocery store a few doors down and she paid with a food stamp card. It was all I could do to keep my mouth shut. I bust my butt to provide for my family & animals and here I am having to pay into providing someone else's meals so they can have animals they shouldn't, I should probably stop now.

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