"Was out early this morning fishing for coho salmon off the ocean beach on a low tide. Didn't catch anything though- it was my first serious salmon fishing trip. Beach was already fairly busy when I got there (~5:30 am) however action was…"
I don't profess these to be the ultimate truth or even assert that they haven't been stated a dozen times over on this site, but the germ of this post manifested itself in my mind this evening and won't relent until I commit it to writing somewhere. These are in no particular order.
1) Disappointment is momentary. Shame is passing. Regret is forever.
It is better to come out of the proverbial battle defeated but secure in the knowledge that you fought it than to sit by a… Continue
"I think he IS talking about people who paid their taxes, because he said "Taking short-term handouts ('benefits' is such a bullshit term) isn't entitlement. " What's short-term if it's not someone who…"
"There is. Currently, and since Clinton, it has been 3 years but it is easy to get back on it after a short period of time. There have been programs for job training for welfare recipients and child-care provided during training.…"
"Handouts is the bullshit term. If you pay taxes and pay into an unemployment insurance system, and your employer does as well, you're receiving a "Benefit" of that insurance.
You'd get your ass kicked around here if you…"
"Nah. The shutdown in the fall of 95 was like 21 days, there weren't any shutdowns before 1976, and only a handful between 1976 and 1995 - all for just a few days. I stand by the shut-down during the Clinton Administration being the first major…"
"Taking short-term handouts ('benefits' is such a bullshit term) isn't entitlement. By 'entitled', I mean habitual welfare recipients, unemployment recipients, unnecessary disability recipients, etc.