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Do you feel sorry for the poor?

Posted on 07/24/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT by sagar

Am I the only one who feels utter and total contempt for the so called poor? This is the most free, by far, any country in the history of the world, and yet we have these scum-sucking parasites that have not taken advantage of it, instead they cannot take care of themselves, their children, nor their elderly.

When I see a poor person, I am filled with disgust. How can this individual(or group of individuals) live like this and not feel that they have the opportunity just in front of them that the rest of the world would kill for?

My contempt level is pretty high for the poor parasites, but it reaches epic proportions for those that are poor and obese! How can they even live like it? Do they have no dignity? No shame?

America is wasted on them. In fact, America is now dying under their weight.

Sorry for the rant.


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1 posted on 07/24/2012 5:38:55 PM PDT by sagar
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To: sagar

I used to, until I worked in “the hood” for a bit. At least in this neck of the woods the majority have mooching off of the system down to a science.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 5:41:45 PM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha (DC is like a car full of clowns off their meds.)
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To: sagar

I think you’re an ass who paints with an awfully wide brush.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 5:42:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: sagar

How exactly do you equate being poor with being a scum sucking parasite?

There are plenty of poor people with good values, many better than your own.

Your attitude is deranged


4 posted on 07/24/2012 5:44:45 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: sagar
You need to see a mental health professional, stat.

The vast majority of the poor are in a transition and get things back together. only a small percentage of the poor are habitually poor.

There is something seriously damaged, both with your ability to accurately perceive the world you live in, and your capacity to empathize.

6 posted on 07/24/2012 5:46:33 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Mount Athos

Hell, I’m poorer than most and I don’t want anything but government to get the hell out of the way.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 5:46:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: sagar
It depends on their reason for being poor. Some people have mental problem, and have a diminished capacity to effectively work. Others are young children who have no real choice about where or how they live, and absolutely have a tougher time pulling themselves up from poverty than most.

Then there are the "poor" who live their lives under the poverty line, but ask nothing from anyone for their existence..

The ones I have a hard time feeling sorry for are the ones who are poor because of bad decisions on their part, and thus demand sustenance from the rest of us. Or even worse, and I know a couple of these people, those who actually, on purpose, game the system by DOING, purposely, the wrong thing in order to qualify for more government aid. Especially those women who have babies, on purpose, for the express purpose of getting mo' money from the Gov. That is detestable on many levels.

8 posted on 07/24/2012 5:46:52 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: cripplecreek

What a clear and concise statement.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 5:47:06 PM PDT by sagar
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To: sagar
For ye have the povs with you always..

10 posted on 07/24/2012 5:47:18 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: sagar
When I see a poor person, I am filled with disgust.

If you are qualified to see into each individual's heart in order to know their true motivations and circumstances, then perhaps you are entitled to your contempt. But from what I recall, the only human who ever had that gift looked on them with compassion. He reserved his contempt for the Pharisees, those who considered themselves to be oh, so much more righteous than others. I have to watch my own heart closely to keep from slipping into that mindset.

11 posted on 07/24/2012 5:47:48 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: sagar

Depends on the poor person. There have been times in my life I didn’t have much, and I wasn’t a “scum-sucking parasite”. I’ve got a friend who has been ranching for 30 years. He isn’t rolling in dough, and he works his tail off and has for a long time.

Now, the fat chick buying deserts with her food stamps, or the 4’11”, 300 lb woman using Medicaid to pay for her back pain...yeah, I have contempt for them. There are a lot of wealthy Hollywood liberals that I despise as well.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 5:48:05 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: sagar

There are different “poor.”

There are the ones that expect a hand out and get ticked if they don’t get theirs. They have not problem taking and the families have been doing so for generations. I feel no compassion for them.

Then there are the poor, more of these people now with many being new to the state of existence, that are struggling and really trying to make a go of it with everything they have—body, mind and soul. There is no net for them, or they are too proud to ask. They are living from paycheck to paycheck, if they have one, trying to save, but unable to do so due to loss of pay, job, and/or health. They get up so far, only to be kicked back down, with the gov’t doing much of the kicking either directly or indirectly—higher taxes, higher bills, concern about the future. For these people, if I was extremely wealthy, I would find them and give them as much help as possible.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 5:48:58 PM PDT by madison10
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To: sagar

Haitians are poor, we have no poor in this country.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 5:49:08 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Paradox
Then there are the "poor" who live their lives under the poverty line, but ask nothing from anyone for their existence..

Thanks.

/johnny

15 posted on 07/24/2012 5:49:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: sagar

No.
I don’t see any point to feeling sorry for myself.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 5:49:54 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: sagar

Please get back to us when you evolve into a human being.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 5:50:03 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: GunningForTheBuddha

“I used to, until I worked in “the hood” for a bit.At least in this neck of the woods the majority have mooching off of the system down to a science.”

*

I used to work for a non-profit before my current job and that non-profit is located right in the middle of Skid Row, L.A..

I agree 100%, once these parasites got a hold of a free program, they will stay on that dole until the day they die. And yes, I have to say it...THEY’RE 95% BLACK.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 5:50:16 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: cripplecreek

Ditto


19 posted on 07/24/2012 5:52:30 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Paradox

There are poor , and there are parasites. The two are not necessarily related.

I have many poor I feel sorry for and do all I can to help. others I wouldn’t loan a crutch if they only had one leg.

Being poor doesn’t mean you have to live in squalor, sopa isn’t that expensive, many people with little are clean,intelligent an had bad breaks. Others take advantage of Government entitlements. Even those with entitlements can be clean.Many poor are elderly and lived their lives barely skimping by. It isn’t good to judge all poor by one standard.Some just need a little help.


21 posted on 07/24/2012 5:54:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: sagar
no - I don't feel sorry for the poor and I don't envy the rich. I hold those who get government assistance in contempt. but not all the poor are parasites (although the government is doing its best to make them so with food stamp ads)
22 posted on 07/24/2012 5:54:33 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: GunningForTheBuddha

On Sunday the local tv news had a feature about distribution of free backpacks filled with school supplies to the local poor.

It was interesting to see how nicely turned out the mothers were, professional hairdos, $300 glasses, $200 shoes, iPhones, etc. Would liked to have seen what the parking lot looked like....was it Buick, Lexus, Escalades?


23 posted on 07/24/2012 5:54:45 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: sagar

I feel much the same as you do...however, the more that you deal with them, the more that you realize that the vast majority of the truly poor are “not very smart”. I realize that many, if not most, are laggards...but there is a large percentage that just don’t have the ability to do much of anything.


24 posted on 07/24/2012 5:55:59 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: sagar

It will be interesting to see what your REAL status is when you stand poor, blind, and naked and without your wallet, before the creator of the universe, in judgment.

If having poor people is such a bother to you, how will you answer when G-d himself asks why you didn’t bother to set up an economic system according to HIS precepts which allows the poor to make a decent living??


25 posted on 07/24/2012 5:56:50 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: sagar

A lot of the indigent are Old or Children.
I bear them no malice.
Able bodied mooching punks are a different matter.


26 posted on 07/24/2012 5:57:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sagar

I feel sorry that you didn’t sober up and ask this Admin Mod to delete this stupidity.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 5:58:41 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: sagar
I've been rich and I've been poor. And when I was poor, my feet were more firmly planted on the ground.

Young man (I say young because an older, wiser man would not make such stupid comments as yours), you need to ask THE Lord about poverty and wealth!

Until you do, no amount of money can remove your poverty of spirit!

God bless you...feel free to Freepmail me.

You are teetering on the razor's edge!

Don't make that eternal mistake...eternal poverty is much worse than a lack of cash!

28 posted on 07/24/2012 5:59:21 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: sagar

Do you think Freepers are rich?

For me, I try to avoid feeling sorry for anyone; it robs them of their dignity.

I do however feel compassion for people who have a tough row to hoe, how could you not? and if they face their troubles with a good attitude I do admire them for it.

Many people find themselves in financial trouble at some point in their lives maybe to the point that you could call them poor. It may happen to you. Try to go through it with some grace, keep your eyes on God, and if some numbskull looks at you with contempt, try not to judge him too harshly. He’s young.


29 posted on 07/24/2012 6:00:04 PM PDT by marron
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To: Psycho_Bunny

It’s just a normal, but stupid cry for help. He might be standing on a ledge somewhere...ready to jump.


30 posted on 07/24/2012 6:01:45 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Mount Athos; sagar
How exactly do you equate being poor with being a scum sucking parasite?

I stood behind a very well dressed black lady in a check out line who purchased a basket full of groceries that would feed a king. She exceeded the limit on her EBT card and used an AMEX gold card to pay the balance.

I think that is who the poster is chiding.

Sagar could have been a lot more concise in his rant but I think I know where he/she is coming from.

31 posted on 07/24/2012 6:02:10 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: sagar

“Poor” and “sucking the govteat” are not necessarily the same thing.

I am poor, and I take nothing from the gov. People who live of govteat are disgusting, whether they live on HUD/ACFD/ etc or corporate and ag bailouts/giveouts/name de jour of money given to huge corporations.


32 posted on 07/24/2012 6:02:23 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: marron

Good job...Amen!


33 posted on 07/24/2012 6:03:19 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: cripplecreek
Hell, I’m poorer than most and I don’t want anything but government to get the hell out of the way.

My sentiments exactly.

34 posted on 07/24/2012 6:04:55 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: sagar; jimrob; admin

This is the worst vanity post I’ve read here on FR and I have been here for a while.

Clean up in isle 6 times 3...


35 posted on 07/24/2012 6:05:05 PM PDT by Chong
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To: sagar

i was raised by a very poor, single mom. She never took a dime of gov’t money. We were homeless for a time. I even ate food out of dumpsters for a time.

But she took every job that would have her, sometimes three at a time. She worked her knuckles to the bone to get me through highschool (graduated with honors) and into college.

And the whole time, she was nursing an old back injury and sick with untreated autoimmune diseases. She’s work until she dropped, then drag herself back to work again.

And my husband and I started off dirt poor. We busted out butts to get out of it and are now comfortably middle class.

Most people start out poor. You have to build from somewhere. Sometimes people have it good, then get slammed to the ground and have to start over.

No. I don’t ‘feel disgusted’ by the poor. I’m cheering them on. I want them to grow, learn, work and succeed.


36 posted on 07/24/2012 6:05:40 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: umgud

It irritates me to no end to know that there is tons of legislation sitting dead in a GOP house that could clear the way for an economic boom. My congressman sponsored H.R.750 - Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act which would strip regulating power away from the EPA and return it to congress.

He introduced it in February of 2010 and it has over 100 co sponsors and it hasn’t even gone to committee yet because our sainted GOP leadership is too busy trying to figure out the best way to use it to manipulate people into voting for them.

Nothing is accomplished in Washington anymore because that means losing a weapon.


37 posted on 07/24/2012 6:06:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Chong
Maybe they ought to clean up on your aisle...jackass!

Times are tough...even Freepers have it tough!

38 posted on 07/24/2012 6:06:45 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux
THE Lord about poverty and wealth!

Err, no, the rich in the times of Christ were oppressive Governments and Rulers, the poor were poor because of them.

The US has no oppessers or rulers (ideally).

Your analogy is not valid.

39 posted on 07/24/2012 6:06:57 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: cripplecreek

I really wish FR had a “like” button.


40 posted on 07/24/2012 6:08:30 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Marie
No. I don’t ‘feel disgusted’ by the poor. I’m cheering them on. I want them to grow, learn, work and succeed.

Amen!!

41 posted on 07/24/2012 6:08:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Marie
Amen, Marie...it is the journey that builds character. Not the medal for achievement.

I went thru a similar experience.

42 posted on 07/24/2012 6:09:03 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: sagar

May I offer A Modest Proposal?


44 posted on 07/24/2012 6:10:59 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: sagar
Not exactly sure what your point is.

I think you are confusing “the poor” with the people who expect to have everything they need and want paid for by someone else. One has nothing to do with the other.

As my Late Mother used to say, “You help people that CAN'T help themselves, not people who WON'T help themselves”. My Dad was a bit more concise, he always said “Nobody owes you a living”.

My Family has been poor, graduated to what people would call Middle Class and up and down with all points in between. I grew up eating Mayonnaise Sandwiches simply because that is what my Mother ate during the Depression.

When people in this Country lose sight of the fact they are living in the Greatest Nation to ever exist on God's green Earth, they turn their attention to the success of others and feel deprived.

There is no appreciation for the gift they have been given. The poorest person in America is better off than 90% of the people living on this Globe.

This is why an Marxist ideologue like Obama was able to win the Presidency by 10 Million Votes over his Republican rival. Spoiled Children become Greedy Adults.

45 posted on 07/24/2012 6:11:54 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: sagar
there's poor and then there's lazy... NO PITY FOR THE LAZY!!!
46 posted on 07/24/2012 6:12:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
In all due respect Ron (I have read your posts forever), the poor of spirit are always around us. Sometimes we are rich...and when we see our place in the Lord we realize just how poor we are.

I have been rich...but I am sincerely and happily poor of spirit now that I see his Face.

Until we are united with Him...we are poor indeed.

47 posted on 07/24/2012 6:14:02 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: sagar

“Poor” is a relative term. How much would someone pay for reason and senses, yet they are given without price.


48 posted on 07/24/2012 6:14:02 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (I wish this president would learn how to be an American)
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To: sagar

The poor are sometimes poor for no fault of their own.....disability, lack of employment, lack of intelligence, mental health issues are all real problems people face....hopefully you will never face them....

Your issue is with the able bodies moochers living off the system....

You did a piss poor job delineating between the two.... A real piss poor job....


49 posted on 07/24/2012 6:14:05 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: sagar
...it had to be said.

The vast, vast majority are poor by choice.

50 posted on 07/24/2012 6:14:16 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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