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What happens when we live off the other guy?
The Orange County Register blog Orange Punch ^ | 2-15-2012 | Mark Landsbaum

Posted on 02/15/2012 11:38:04 AM PST by landsbaum

Nearly half of U.S. households receive government benefits. We’ve reached record highs of those relying on government-paid benefits, which is to say, benefits paid for by taxpayers, which is another way of saying redistributed wealth.

Which is another way of saying socialism....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Food; Government
KEYWORDS: entitlements; nannystate; subsidies; taxes

1 posted on 02/15/2012 11:38:12 AM PST by landsbaum
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To: landsbaum
"What happens when we live off the other guy?"

You mean like blog pimps who live off of hits by excerpting on popular websites like FreeRepublic?
2 posted on 02/15/2012 11:45:56 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: landsbaum
When you constantly rob Peter to pay Paul, they will both ask: "What's the point of working?".

3 posted on 02/15/2012 11:46:48 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1

*G*, haven’t heard that one before, I’ll remember it!

4 posted on 02/15/2012 11:50:39 AM PST by AnTiw1 (I lived through a mormon hell, I will not live in a country with a mormon president.)
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To: BitWielder1

And another way to look at it

The ant works hard
in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house
and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant
is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper
calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be
allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

and ABC show up to
provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper
next to a video of the ant
in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper
is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears
on Oprah
with the grasshopper
and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not EasyBeing Green...’

Occupy the Anthill stages
a demonstration in front of the ant’s
house where the news stations film the SEIU group singing, We shall overcome.

Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright
has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper’s sake,
while he damns the ants.

President Obama condems the ant
and blames
President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the
for the grasshopper’s

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid
exclaim in an interview with Larry
King that the ant has
gotten rich off the back of the
and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts
the Economic Equity &
Anti-Grasshopper Act
retroactive to the beginning of
the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number
of green bugs and,
having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government GreenCzar
and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper
and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house,
crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken
over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses
bringing the rest
of the free world with it.

5 posted on 02/15/2012 11:51:22 AM PST by sunny48
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6 posted on 02/15/2012 11:58:21 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: BitWielder1

Eventually the guys that work and provide for all the moochers say Phukett, what’s the point, and the whole house of cards comes down. See the former Soviet empire and it’s satellites.

7 posted on 02/15/2012 12:18:02 PM PST by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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8 posted on 02/15/2012 12:20:25 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: landsbaum
Funny, your rag demands that we excerpt your work. So what do you do? You come to FR and use us as a dumping ground for your own stuff, excerpted down to a sentence to get blog hits, while sucking up our bandwidth.

So how much do YOU donate to keep FR online?


9 posted on 02/15/2012 12:47:09 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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