To: Stephen Ritter
I PAID INTO THE SYSTEM for thirty years as a taxpayer. I'm getting some of MY money back, not sticking my hand into your pocket (I don't know what my hand would get into, there). I estimate that I've paid over a quarter of a million dollars into the federal dole through taxation. Are YOU saying I don't have any right to get some back when I need it?
I see where you are coming from but it all depends on how you phrase it or look at it. Here's a different way, an unpleasant way for most;
The government took your money by threat of force. They stole your money.
Now you use that as an excuse to join the plunder in order to make your self whole. It's entirely human to feel that way, but it plays right into their hands. That's what they want.
posted on 12/19/2003 8:40:30 AM PST
(Hating Democrats doesn't make you a conservative.)
"Now you use that as an excuse to join the plunder in order to make your self whole."
Plunder? In order to make myself whole?
If I was going to "plunder" someone, I'd make sure that my plunder was more than $155 per month (our ENTIRE monthly grocery budget). Can YOU live and eat on 155 bucks a month.
I'm already a "whole" person, friend. I've accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour, and I have the unconditional love of a good woman. Is it your contention that those who have been struck by disability are no longer complete human beings?
If it is, and you are someday disabled yourself, I hope for your sake that we've grown as a people beyond such sentiments ...
To: Protagoras; Stephen Ritter
No kidding and imagine how handy that quarter of a mil taken by force would have been to Mr. Ritter had he been able to funnel it off for his own benefit.
posted on 12/19/2003 1:57:32 PM PST
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