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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#21 - hiimbrett
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What the 47% actually does
What the 47% actually does
#275 to #21 - rhetoricalfunny
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#95 to #21 - anon id: 9a1ad2d2
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I was expecting Kool-aid and watermelon...

What has the internet done to me?
#319 to #21 - jizzexpert
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relevant
#31 to #21 - lordlad
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#203 to #31 - anon id: 4f5bf87f
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Both obama and romney are ********.

I'm not even going to capitalize their names, I hate them so much
#352 to #203 - digitaldavinci
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Won't capitalize their names?!?
User avatar #350 to #203 - giblets
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This is correct, however, Obama is much less of a '******** than Romney.
User avatar #262 to #203 - admiralen
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why hate obama?

#272 to #262 - anon id: c0c87130
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cause hes a moron. nothing he's done promised or said he will do has come to fruition except the damn health care bill which is a proven fact to shove any country into further debt. Canada, france, the norwegian countries. Every country that has free health care gets taxed out the ass and is still in debt because of it.

And we have the most people are in debt and we're planning to do it. everyone who is so ******* happy about this situation doesn't even realize the ********* that's going to happen

inb4 ********* I'M ANONYMOUS ************* MUWAHAHA
User avatar #279 to #272 - wallnut
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norwegian countries? i'm pretty sure that it's only Norway, and Norway is so god damn oil-rich that any debt it ever might have had is long gone.
#345 to #279 - anon id: 43ace07e
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Norway has a population of 5 million while here we have over 300 million, does it look like we can buy ourselves out with oil money like Norway?
User avatar #287 to #272 - sacredmagic
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To be fair, a lot of the lack of fulfilled promises comes from Congress being a collective wad of used toilet paper.
User avatar #371 to #272 - admiralen
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actually he did everything he could do just by presidentual power, the rest have to get through LOADS of politics and ****, just saiyan
#346 to #272 - anon id: 2723b0af
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You should check this website out.

http://www.politifact. com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-kept/
User avatar #2 - bcsaint
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i think that's how everyone sees the 47%... even the 47% does
#244 - Dakafal
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STORY TIME.
>grabbing milk at the grocery store for my Reeses Puffs.
>get in line behind a woman in her early 20's
>notice she has a lot of freshly done tattoos
>compliment her on them because they look well done
>she pulls out food stamps to pay with
>asks cashier for cigarettes
>also see vodka amongst her food items
>she pulls out her IPHONE to answer a text
>mfw I see another twat abusing the system

I'm really tired of people that don't need help, getting it anyway. If you can afford high quality tattoos, cigarettes, alcohol, and foot the bill for a smartphone, you don't need food stamps or welfare.
User avatar #360 to #244 - darkrei
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so does everyone.

As much as we hate peoples abusing the system,they are actually in minority.

the republican's problem is that they think that anyone not working/not paying tax is just not wanting to work/abusing the system
#386 to #244 - anon id: 2713b783
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its not her fault, the system is just retarded
User avatar #387 to #386 - Dakafal
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wtf anon. Jesus christ.....why are you here?
#254 to #244 - wisdomtooth
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At first, i though you said "freshly done tacos"
At first, i though you said "freshly done tacos"
#223 - naes
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Ryan, Do you see anything wrong with this picture?
#224 to #223 - naes
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mmm. A happy negro.I can't say I do Romney.
#225 to #224 - naes
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That's exactly it Ryan. That is the problem
#228 to #225 - anon id: 960a94ba
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SOMEBODY HAS TO KEEP THESE ANIMALS IN LINE!
User avatar #231 to #228 - bostpost
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dear anon, The usage of capital letters will result in thumb punishment by the Users of FunnyJunk, thank you for trying though
#233 to #231 - anon id: daad2258
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'PUNISHMENT' LOL XDDDDD, YOURE BRAIN MST BE SUFFERING FROM LACK OF OXYGEN, SUCH IS LIFE IN A BASEMENT, MY CONDOLENCES BRB, GONNA HAVE SOME SOCIAL LIFE, JUST DEAL WITH IT BUTTMAD BOY LAMFO.
#60 - comstockload
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The idea of shared contribution-shared benefit is politically dead in this country. Granted not all of the 47% of people that pay $0 in Federal income tax are lazy good-for-nothings, like retirees or unemployed/under employed looking for work, but a good chunk of those people don't feel it is their duty to contribute at all to the betterment of the nation. It those "rich people" that should pay for everything. That's both childish and selfish. Welcome to Greece, ladies and gentlemen, where everyone that works for the government is intrinsically better than those that actually contribute something to the economy.   
   
My only hope is that those heading into college today, regardless of their major, take a basic business class. There they'll learn about the differences between operations and overhead. Business with too much overhead and not enough operation go out business. There will always be a non-zero quantity of overhead in any business, but if it grows too much the whole enterprise (hence the gif) crumbles.    
   
I hope they understand that in any economy the government is overhead. Yes, some is necessary. We  need cops, firefighters, teachers, and regulators. But the Federal government actively encourages people to take themselves out of productive endeavors and grow economic overhead. It won't take much more to kill a once vibrant economy with the huge, cancerous, malignant tumor that is the welfare state.   
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inb4 red thumbs.
The idea of shared contribution-shared benefit is politically dead in this country. Granted not all of the 47% of people that pay $0 in Federal income tax are lazy good-for-nothings, like retirees or unemployed/under employed looking for work, but a good chunk of those people don't feel it is their duty to contribute at all to the betterment of the nation. It those "rich people" that should pay for everything. That's both childish and selfish. Welcome to Greece, ladies and gentlemen, where everyone that works for the government is intrinsically better than those that actually contribute something to the economy.

My only hope is that those heading into college today, regardless of their major, take a basic business class. There they'll learn about the differences between operations and overhead. Business with too much overhead and not enough operation go out business. There will always be a non-zero quantity of overhead in any business, but if it grows too much the whole enterprise (hence the gif) crumbles.

I hope they understand that in any economy the government is overhead. Yes, some is necessary. We need cops, firefighters, teachers, and regulators. But the Federal government actively encourages people to take themselves out of productive endeavors and grow economic overhead. It won't take much more to kill a once vibrant economy with the huge, cancerous, malignant tumor that is the welfare state.
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inb4 red thumbs.
#64 to #60 - Griffino
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Nice post, well thought out. Too bad 95% of the nerds here will insult your mom and thumb you down and call it a good rebuttal.
#76 to #64 - Thesablesword
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your mother is a well respected member of her community and is a very nice person, and a green thumb for you
#65 to #64 - comstockload
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Yeah, that's what I'm expecting. Luckily I came armed with a wide variety of middle finger gifs.
#77 to #60 - therianek
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You've earned my respect sir.
You've earned my respect sir.
#70 to #60 - johndapro
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#37 - chooseme
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How everyone sees black people* should have been your title
User avatar #92 to #37 - duudegladiator
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He's trying to remove the barrier between Funnyjunk and Politics Board.
User avatar #57 - alfjnn
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I'm sad to say, but this is how Welfare works in the United States at this point, and it's disgusting.
Sure. If you're down on your luck, and need to collect, it's understandable.

But I live in New York City. I go past the Welfare Collection Offices every day on my way to work.
It's disgusting seeing the lines of people with 10 Kids out the door, driving up to the office in Cadillacs and ****.

Come on America, really?

Also I hate Affirmative Action. (And I'm an Immigrant.)
#97 to #57 - anon id: 26f0ef6e
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I know that feel. When I was 16 my dad tried applying for welfare after he got laid off, and they turned him down because he gets VA disability from his time in the navy. (We're white) As I was sitting in the waiting room watching my little brothers this dumb ****** **** walks in after stepping out of the aforementioned cadillac with 22" rims, gold chains everywhere, and 4 ******** in tow. He gets his check and leaves, presumably to go get drugs and make more ********.
#274 - swedishassassin
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Except I live in the city and this isn't that far from the truth...
Except I live in the city and this isn't that far from the truth...
User avatar #176 - facedodge
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There are twice as many people on food stamps now than 3.5 years ago.

Romney/Ryan 2012
#180 to #176 - anon id: df52064a
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Yeah we should totally go with the person who has literally run the most vague campaign of all time.
#207 to #176 - anon id: ad546c32
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I think the homer simpson icon is now explained.
User avatar #205 to #176 - SniperKitty
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Phoenix, AZ mayor lived off food stamps for a week ($29 a week in that state). He said it was terrible, he was only in good spirits because he knew it would be over soon..

"OK- ran out the door today with no time to scramble eggs or even make a sandwich. So I’m surviving on an apple and handful of peanuts, and the coffee I took to the office until dinner. I’m tired, and it’s hard to focus. I can’t go buy a sandwich because that would be cheating- even the dollar menu at Taco Bell is cheating. You can’t use SNAP benefits at any restaurants, fast food or otherwise. I’m facing a long, hungry day and an even longer night getting dinner on the table, which requires making EVERYTHING from scratch on this budget. It’s only for a week, so I’ve got a decent attitude. If I were doing this with no end in sight, I probably wouldn’t be so pleasant."

I love how people like to act like these people are mooching assholes when the reason the people using food stamps has gone UP is because the middle class who used to not need them is now severly underemployed, either cost of living has risen while they haven't gotten a wage increase, or they lost a job and can't make ends meet with the job they have currently or they are still looking for work.

Under your beloved Romney/Ryan plan the middle class will be paying about $2,000 more a year in taxes while giving more cuts to the rich, and that will just put more people on food stamps. Which if that would have worked the last times we have done it we would be DROWNING in jobs. It doesn't work, why are you wanting to do more of the same thing that doesn't work for us? It's never worked, and it isn't going to work.
User avatar #206 to #205 - facedodge
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How did I infer that they are mooching assholes? Obama has been terrible for the US economy. He is a terrible president who cares more about going on the view and hanging with rap stars than doing anything constructive.
User avatar #370 to #206 - SniperKitty
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Yeah okay just completely disregard the Bush budget that was passed by the 08 Congress that was in effect 4 months BEFORE Obama got into office. The first Obama budget wasn't until 2010 when spending dropped 1.8%.... Bush got us into this, the debt rose 17.9%, but he was lucky because his budget fell into the first year of Obama's presidency (which happens with EVERY president, so it's on the Obama account even if Romney is president in 2013). And that's how the media has gotten you to believe that Obama is the one who got us into debt, they hope you're stupid enough not to realize that it was Bush's budget, even though it was Obama's presidency, he couldn't do anything about it until it expired.
User avatar #374 to #370 - facedodge
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must have been Bush's stimulus plan too? How many votes did Obama's budget get again?
User avatar #375 to #374 - SniperKitty
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Yeah from a primarily Republican congress.... how did that go again? "Our main concern should be denying President Obama a second term." But completely ignore the fact that spending went down under his budget, that's okay.

Seriously your party sounds like a bunch of toddler that are upset that they didn't win the election and are crying over it, sticking their fingers in their ears going lalalalalala until they get what they want. And spreading rumors "Obama's a Kenyan" "Obama wasn't born in America" "Obama takes too many vacation days" (less than Bush by far and other past presidents". So keep up eating up the lies and ignorance, it must be so wonderful living in a state of idiocy and denial....
#376 to #375 - facedodge
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User avatar #377 to #376 - SniperKitty
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I'm not a democrat.... I just know the facts.
#179 to #176 - wishanonscouldpost
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That is because the economy has been **** due to previous policies and more people need economic support for food. Obama didn't **** up the economy in half a year.
#184 to #179 - icametochewgum
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What I'm more upset about is that under democratic leadership (him + congress) the national debt has increased 60% from 10 trillion to 16 trillion. 10 trillion was the total accumulated debt from every president and congress before 2008, and this one has managed to spend more than half that in four years.

As someone getting ready to enter the workforce, I'd really prefer it if my generation wasn't responsible for paying off 22 trillion dollars worth of debt.
#196 to #184 - wishanonscouldpost
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You are actually supposed to spend during a recession to get out of it. That is one of the biggest parts of economics. The idea to to spend on economic recovery programs and get people back to work. It would pay for itself with time and fix the debt.

For example, the Federal Emergency Relief Act, which gave money to states and local governments for direct relief programs. Also the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was a program to put people to work on government jobs, which in the long run helped the economy by building a work force.

What Obama is doing is the incorrect way to spend during a recession, and that is why what he is doing is a bad idea. If he was spending for the purpose of economic recovery that would work, but he is spending on military and useless reforms.
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#296 to #288 - wishanonscouldpost
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You are joking right?
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#308 to #297 - wishanonscouldpost
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I read and watch news from multiple sources and have never seen the daily show. Just because I know you are incorrect due to history does not mean I am a evil liberal Hitler Satan. As previously mentioned you get out of a recession by spending on economic improvements. That is simply fact.

Saying a recession is a normal part of a businesses cycle is silly. Recessions are extremely bad economic times that require action to get out of. You don't get out of a recession by believing in the magic business god.

Also trying to say you studied at one of the top ten colleges in the US doesn't help your point. You are clearly just saying that to try and gain a upper hand. It is obvious you probably never even went to college. That is invalid in a argument either way since you can not prove your experience.
#342 to #308 - icametochewgum
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I don't think you're a "evil liberal Hitler Satan," I just think you've been willfully misled by the competing political factions and a far from objective media. For the record, I'm independent. The GOP and democrats are both bands of retards. Though you have probably picked up on the fact that I'm pretty strongly against further government spending (aka, I'm laissez-faire), which is indeed a conservative concept.

Just so that I don't do myself and my opinion/those who share it a disservice, I'll explain this to you in a bit more detail.
The business cycle is a measure of the growth rate of a country's GDP. It fluctuates between expansions (booms) and recessions (busts). It's generally difficult/impossible to predict when these are going to happen. What you're encouraging (government spending to avoid recession) is a concept from Keynesian economics - a school of thought that became very popular as a result of the Great Depression. What I'm arguing for is called laissez-faire capitalism, and that particular economic philosophy was the one exhorted by most classical economists, most notable Adam Smith in "The Wealth of Nations" (if you're well educated you've hopefully at least heard of it, and I really don't mean that condescendingly). What that means is that the "invisible hand" of the market will regulate/control everything. If a company makes a product that a lot of people want, they'll do well. If they can't generate enough demand, they'll go under. What the government's role is in Keynesian economics is to press both of those "ends" towards the middle. For instance, the government uses taxes to discourage people from buying certain products, and subsidizes other products to try and lower the price and thereby allow the producer in question to not go under. What that means is that large banks and corporations (like AIG) get bailed out by the government when they botch everything instead of being allowed to die.
#341 to #308 - icametochewgum
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For me, that's illogical. If a company deserved to stay afloat, it would. If it goes under - people worry about losing their jobs etc. but other firms would fill that power vacuum and thus create more jobs. It's a give and take relationship, and government involvement interferes with the balance of it.
That's not to say that government has no role whatsoever. It's very important that the government is there as a sort of referee to regulate and ensure that the top of the pyramid doesn't totally oppress the bottom or do things that are dangerous/unethical (example, selling heroin, putting actual cocaine in coca-cola etc.). However, the role the government has currently staked out for itself is that of a referee-cum-player that not only makes the rules, but also participates itself and favors certain industries/firms/people over others, which - as you might suspect - ruins the game somewhat for everyone just as it does in sport when the referee makes a totally incorrect/biased decision.
The fact of the matter is that Keynesian economics has served as the main economic model for America since the late 30's, and has already led to one bout of stagflation in the 70's, and the current financial situation as well (which I suspect might also be stagflation, but we won't be informed of it until well after the fact as it will just make everything that much worse if everyone panics).

Enjoy the novel. As I said somewhere in there, I'm really not trying to be condescending, though I sincerely doubt (and don't really blame you for it, this is the internet after all) that you'll believe me.
User avatar #193 to #184 - rieskimo
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Thank you for stating that logically and without any neckbeard rage.
#191 to #184 - bigmanblue
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you do relise govornmental dept is the kind that inflates/takes a few years to take hold
if a govornment makes a policy now the dept due to it wont realy show for 2/3 years time
#281 to #191 - icametochewgum
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Good god.   
   
*realize. *government. *won't. *really. *various punctuation errors.
Good god.

*realize. *government. *won't. *really. *various punctuation errors.
#337 to #281 - bigmanblue
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like i give a **** mate
if you want to correct grammar and spelling become an english teacher
User avatar #182 to #179 - facedodge
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previous policies..... wtf does that mean? We are in this **** because we gave everyone loans due to the community reinvestment act. Home prices spiked. They are now on their original non-inflated trajectory.

Bush tried to stop the bubble, but was stopped by
#183 to #182 - facedodge
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.... Janet Reno.

cnsnews.com/node/43799
#195 to #183 - wishanonscouldpost
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Your source is from someone from the Bush kim jongistration being interviewed by Bill O’Reilly on Fox News. Can you find someone slightly less biased? Also your article directly said that Bush did not try to stop anything, and that he knew about it.

Obviously Carl Rove is going to defend the kim jongistration he worked for. Banks being pissed off that they might actually have to help people is not a excuse for government to bow down to them or ignore their actions.

Long story short it is pretty silly to blame Janet Reno for the economic crisis. It was a number of different factors, most caused by the governments failure to address problems with banks.

Read this to know what actually caused the economic problem (hint, it wasn't a single political party.)
www.factcheck.org/2008/10/who-caused-the-economic-crisis/
User avatar #47 - esmebuffay
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Implying funnyjunk has a higher opinion of them than Romney does?