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Old 01-24-2013, 17:51   #62
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This is an interesting situation really.

On the one hand, if you're a kid in a position to accept something, you're NOT gonna turn it down. For example: If you were a high school lad, and dad offered to buy you a free BMW and pay for college, and mom offered to do all your laundry and make you sandwiches every day.... are you going to turn that down?

Not likely.

On the other hand, a kid who was given less might end up having an advantage in life, because he was able to mature faster and become tougher/harder-working. For example, like a kid who enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17 years old, or the kid who had to work night-jobs to pay for his own college.

The same situation is really applicable to our politics now.

It's kind of like expecting a democrat receiving Welfare and Foodstamps to suddenly become self-aware enough to vote for a Republican president so that he can get a job and become self-sufficient.

From a Republican or self-sufficient point of view, the guy receiving Welfare and foodstamps while everyone else has to go to work is sickening. In the same way, a 30 year old who works and owns his own house is gonna look down on a fellow 30 year old who lives in a basement at mom's house and plays video games all day.
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