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Old 07-29-2019, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by steronz View Post
I'm not talking about government programs.
Then why do you keep bringing up Mitt Romney, and what he said about taxes?
There's all kinds of charity that people don't bother making cases for, right?
And people do that without putting the recipient through the ringer about whether or not they've exhibited an appropriate degree of personal responsibility, or whether charity in this case will breed dependence.
Who said anything about putting people thru the wringer? Asking people what they can do to solve their own problems is not putting people thru the wringer.

It is assuming that other people are responsible for their own lives more than I am. Sometimes, sure, they are helpless victims. But I am not going to assume that.

"Your great-grandfather oppressed my great-grandfather, and that's why I'm poor. Gimme money."

"What are you going to do with the money?"

"Stop putting me thru the wringer!"