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Subject:  Re: Disability: How the unemployed survive Date:  3/25/2013  9:49 AM
Author:  THEMATHISNEAR Number:  418824 of 454817

Yet the money thrown at corporate welfare and tax loopholes dwarfs the amounts spent on the most egregiously abused programs for the poor.

Diatribes aside, arguing that we should continue to fund poorly-run programs because their are other programs that are even dumber is not much of an argument, unless you're arguing that both sides need a severe haircut, which you don't appear to be. Perhaps if we went to a flatter tax (i.e., both corporate and income) system with fewer loopholes AND a system that didn't reward laziness and punish ambition (note the comment about it being better to be on disability than to get a job), we would all be better off. But that would require holding everyone more accountable than they are now, which is why I'm not betting on it.
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