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"I think you inadvertently painted a very ugly self portrait with your post. "


The point made is that people do not develop habits that will lift themselves out of poverty
or hardship by government "gifts".
People generally work their way to better lives.
Sometimes people do need help and charity -- we all need others to lend a hand.
But lending a hand does not mean providing all things without limit or without
expectation of some activity where feasible.

Merely stating that people do better when they put out efforts does not make a
person "ugly" - it merely means that the person knows what is involved in living
and wants those benefits to be achieved by everyone.

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