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Me: This thread had kind-of "died out", so . . .

Nellie: But you couldn't let it, could you?

Well, when I count back on the thread list, after 5000fingers' post, I see one from you, so it sounds like the Nellie "pot" is calling the W5 "kettle" . . .

Me: I don't want the board turning into a place where cheap shots are routinely laid against people

Nellie: Then you should stop making them. You are the only one who partakes in this behavior on this board, and most of your cheap shots are directed at me.
I think people should pay their debts. That is not a cheap shot. If you can't handle that, too bad.

I think the "cheap" part related to the language about the "lack of morals" of those who don't pay back. You have a very selective memory, and that's no "shot". That's fact.

Me: It just sounds like lower-middle-class California whites complaining about how the Hispanics come here "illegally"

Nellie: No. It sounds like your New Jersey, "I pay more than anyone else in taxes and therefore I should take advantage of the system more than anyone else" whining. Oh wait -- that's you!

Fact is, you don't know a damn thing about me. You don't know if I am lower-middle-class and you don't know if I'm a Latina. And you certainly don't know my beliefs about immigration. So who's making the incorrect assumptions?

In New Jersey, we pay a lot of taxes--but as I remember it, I recall the explanation as one, that since New Jerseyites pay a lot of taxes, they couldn't necessarily be "free riding" off of (I think it was) your tax money. Then I showed how Californians as a whole get more from the government than New Jerseyites, who end up paying well in excess of what they get back. It was a popular link by the way. A lot of people don't realize what the higher-income states pay.

The "take advantage of the system" crack, however, sounds like one of those things you say you never do here . . .

Me: The original sentence was right in the league with something like "the people waited in the welfare line, and then go home and eat fried chicken and grits."

Nellie: No it wasn't. Stop trying to distort my words and repeating this worn out lie. The original statement was along the lines of:
They run a walk-in clinic. They're in a lower income part of town. They have lots of uninsured patients. They probably have collections.

Yeah, I guess if the original quote were just that, there would have been no issue . . .
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