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Why do the elite rich think that poor people should be pilloried?

  1. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    Why do the elite rich think that poor people should be pilloried?

    Does the following statment show that the speaker thinks being rich makes them better person? This political hack wants bright prison orange EBT cards as punishment by public humiliation for those who have food insecurity:

    -Arizona State Representative Jeff Dial (R - District 20) 2011 said, “If that does concern people that they have a bright orange card, I hope they go get a better education or better jobs and stop using that card,"


  2. profile image56
    tlmntim9posted 6 years ago

    food insecurity, wow. talk about being full of political correctness. Speak like a human, Food Stamps and welfare is  what you are talking about. in the last two years over 10 million more have been added to the food stamp  ranks.
    I go to my local market and 7-11 and i see with, my own eyes, 90% of these people are useless lazy liers and thiefs who deserve  nothing but a job, which of course they will never accept. those who need assistance, we owe it to them as humans and Americans to help, but the vast majority, Please....Wake up, pull your head out of that televisions butt, stop listening to fakers and haters and go outside, see for yourself....
    Food insecurity, my God, you sound like Nazi making up words to describe murder and eating of children so it will sound acceptable. Its called poverty and hunger.

  3. safiq ali patel profile image73
    safiq ali patelposted 6 years ago

    I suppose the elite rich think the rest should be gotten rid of so they can have everything for themselves.

  4. nightwork4 profile image62
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    the elite look at many welfare people the same as i do. too many of them are nothing better then bumms  but untill we put a system in place that makes being on welfare more difficult, it won't end. i don't blame anyone for using the system but i do blame the ones who think it's their right to live off others.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed, nightwork4, but many people do not want to hear the truth!

  5. Thesource profile image80
    Thesourceposted 6 years ago

    The rich has benefited more from the hard work of the poor than it did for the poor. I have been with the rich and, during work hours, have noticed the rich playing golf, socializing in fashionable spots, having enormous opportunities to make large sums money with a single stroke of the pen in their comfortable office or yacht. They spend more time systemically removing opportunities on those who work much harder to rise.

    The rich now has trillions of dollars sitting in their bank accounts and refuse to invest on jobs that could give opportunities for the poor to rise. Having been in corporate boardrooms, I witnessed corporations insult the government suggestions they should invested on jobs for the poor. They always plan how they can get more out of labor while trying to give labor less and less or even lay them off, not because the corporations do not have money, but they just want more.

    Those politicians in Arizona and elsewhere are funded by these corporations and rich individuals who want to be richer by reducing taxes due by them. The poor cannot afford fund politicians who intend to give them enough basic opportunities to survive. Those politicians who fight for the basic rights of the poor are systematically drowned out by the enormous political contributions against them from the rich.

    I once hired some temporary to laborers from a corporate agency to work on my personal property. It was back breaking work for each labor. Many fell out of exhaustion. Temperature outdoor was in excess of 100F. Later I noticed that the corporations made three times more money than these laborers while sitting in their air conditioned offices and dining well. These poor laborers could not even afford lunch or basic health care. The poor may sometimes appear lazy after being burnt-out with such dead-end jobs that does not provide a living wage.

    Sure there are lazy individuals everywhere, but I have seen the rich being lazier than the poor. These rich individuals are more likely to have an opportunity to make say $500/hr. It is hard for both poor and the rich to be lazy then. If this opportunity was offered to both a poor man and a rich man, both will work very hard at this. However, the poor will work hard here because he has to cover his basic needs while the rich is not doing this for the same reason, but he is more likely be doing this out of greed, a disease that is ruining America

  6. someonewhoknows profile image74
    someonewhoknowsposted 6 years ago

    Food is the basis of our economy ! I know that sounds incredulous to many people ,but it's true! If,history is any judge! Food is the root of civilization. Take away the root and the tree dies !

  7. framistan profile image58
    framistanposted 6 years ago

    I don't mean to "stick up for" the rich here... because i am not one of them... but it is a good idea to understand their point of view too.  Rich people worked hard to build up their businesses.  They deserve whatever they worked for, just like us "poor" people or middle class deserve to keep whatever we earn.

    Keep in mind 2 facts.  1.. it is HUMAN NATURE to be GREEDY.
    and 2.... it is HUMAN NATURE to be LAZY.  Both situations are very destructive to society.

    The RICH guy worked hard... and overcame laziness in his life to be successfull. 

    The POOR guy avoided work... and overcame GREED and is successfull at MILKING the system (welfare, foodstamps).

    If you ever become a business owner, you will see how many people DON'T want to really work.  They just want a paycheck, or want to be employed long enough to collect government handouts.  So the rich feel justified in keeping their riches because they point at the LAZYNESS of the poor people.

    The poor people point at the rich for their GREED and demand more free social services and handouts.  The solution to this is everyone needs to overcome GREED and also LAZYNESS.  Then, big-companies will stop squashing the workers... and the workers will stop milking the system for free handouts.  These things can only be accomplished by a Christian populace.  One of the Founders of America said, "Our system of government is suited only for a religious and moral people."  That is why America is failing economically.  We have lost much of our moral foundations.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are so on target with your premise.   Socialism is rearing its ugly head among many people.    It seems to be an animus against the wealthy and/or other highly achieving people.   This society has become anti-achievement and anti-responsibility.

  8. GNelson profile image78
    GNelsonposted 6 years ago

    Jeff Dial is just being a good Rebublician and trying to cut cost on the backs of the poor.

  9. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    Not all who are rich worked hard for thier money - I.E. Trump's Kid. The Old money versus nouveau riche differenece is those who did work from the bottom up know how it is to scrap and skimp when they first start.

    Corporate welfare via tax breaks and lax regulations seems more acceptable to the Amercian public who rather have a legal 'person' that never dies to live off actual human beings than help the mortals themselves.

  10. profile image66
    Paul Cheslerposted 6 years ago

    This guy's statements show that he is completely unfit to be a leader in a government elected by the people.  To remove these benefits, would make human disasters comparable to Rwanda.  Plus, doesn't this guy realize that as an insensitive rich dude that the more desparate that people get, the more crime and violence that occurs.  This guy is completely out of touch.  To remove food benefits with this many unemployed, would be an atrocity (not like it would be good to do anytime).  Kudos to "someonewhoknows" and "thesource" and everybody else who stuck up for what was right for recognizing just how vile this man's comments were.

  11. NiaLee profile image60
    NiaLeeposted 6 years ago

    because they measure everything with money, money making ability.
    SO, anybody that will cost and not make money is not valuable!
    I believe in self efficiency, in working out, in looking for opportunities, but when you are stuck since birth, it is unfair. Education a different levels is necessary for our kids to be healthy, successful, happy human beings.
    I just saw a show about Buhtan..this is a good lesson learned for my family today: self efficiency, human value, nature love and respect: this is life.
    That money system created a whole world of illusion that benefits a few... wall street, financial system, financial bubbles, fake needs, "necessary tools" : we need to sort it out and be free. Happy new year to everybody...