pjbogart wrote:I'm not a "progressive" or a "liberal" because I'm some dewy-eyed idealist. But as Donald and basically every other progressive on this forum has pointed out on numerous occasions, your anger is misplaced and frankly, irrational. Black woman defrauds the government and buys some lobster tails? Outrageous! White guy makes a billion dollars selling fraudulent derivatives? Smart dude!
People would take you more seriously if you showed a little consistency. As it is, you seem more concerned about black folks gaming the system than white folks outright robbing it.
Yeah I really don't see what would give you the impression that I am 'angry' other than the possibility that you and Donald just impute that things you don't like to hear must mean someone is angry? If I tell Donald he's stupid, it's not because I'm upset with him, it's because he's an idiot.
You're right: there's fraud in entitlement programs and everyone knows it. You also made a good post on page 1 that gave me hope for something more than the usual:
Certainly one can make the argument that the economy is still very weak and those additional benefits should have been extended, but let's not affirm the Republican accusation that any benefit, once conferred, can never be taken away.
What I don't get is what is the point, that we have to get to the end of page 3 before die hard partisans will even admit the obvious, that many benefits climb to somewhat lavish levels, especially when the individual is maxing them out in combination with a variety of other benefit programs; and that there tends to be a lot of fraud and abuse, which is just common knowledge.