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It figures you want to take a completely fictional example to try and prove some talking point that you are trying to make.
To quote Joe Friday:
"All we want are the facts, ma'am"
It matters not whether I have seen a movie made in 1957. What matters here is your continual portrayal of opinion as fact.
Aw yes, the modern proverb better summed by Don Quixote wherein "Tilting at Windmills" is considered to be a useless and foolish endeavor.
I agree Mark, continuing to point out the fallacies in your arguments is "Tilting at Windmills." The Windmills do not care, they just keep spinning their stories with complete disregard of the facts.
Name one Gov't benefit that you think I receive that you do not.
"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
John F Kennedy
You have benefited from the Govt' that gave you:
Education to the masses so they could afford your products
Education to the workforce.
Safe borders and protection from those that would harm us
transportation systems (Multiple)
a level regulatory playing field for all
Research and development into new technologies
Freedom from those that would destroy your property and wealth
Safety in the form of Police and Fire protection services
Environmental regulation to stop the release of toxins that affect us all
Just a short list that I am sure you will take umbrage with. That's OK Mark, we do not have to agree on anything really, but for you to claim that you have made yourself with no help from anyone is self serving, misguided and simply wrong. You live in a great country that has made it possible for your to become what you are. That same country offers everyone else the same opportunities whether you like it or not.
Fantasy? The only fantasy here is that you would have achieved the same level of success without the Gov't that you so despise.
"None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see."
If you cannot see the advantages you have enjoyed in your life then it is little wonder you have such a bad attitude about your fellow citizens. In spite of your sense of self worth, not all of those advantages were earned by your own personal efforts.
Besides, it is only 1 more month until the 8th annual "Obama's Gonna Take All Your Guns Sale" I've been saving all year for that sweet little RPG Launcher on sale down at Wal-Mart.
That is pretty reactionary Jerry. Will you apologize if the Syrian refuges had nothing to do with it?
Did not say military, although I guess I can see your mistaken assumption. There are other career paths and industries that offer "Basic Training" or "Boot Camp" type products. My mistake, but that is all you get.
I never once mentioned Steamboat, again, that is your mistaken assumption. In fact, I gave you absolutely no clue where this family lives.
Real example, real person. She married her high school sweetheart and they have 3 children together. He is currently in basic training (That's all you get) No drugs, no drinking in fact these two are quite religious and family oriented. For the record, she has her two year associates and is working towards a BA.
In fact, this young couple has lived the life that our conservative friends would approve of and still have a hard time making ends meet for their family. With two working parents it should not be this hard for them.
Chris did not make a case for "Government Aid", Chris made the case that anyone who works 40 hours per week should be making enough money to be above the poverty line. This one thing would eliminate more Gov't Aid than any other approach.
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