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09:16 AM on 08/08/12 
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caveBEAR
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Big animal=government
not-as-big animal=rich people
weaker animals=poor people

I think I got it.

I wish I had it as rough as a 'rich person'. I wish I had it as rough as someone in the middle class.
09:16 AM on 08/08/12 
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Would you deceive yourself as "poor"?

I'm certainly not the smaller ox.
09:23 AM on 08/08/12 
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I'm certainly not the smaller ox.

Well, there seems to be an implication in the discourse that you're either Mitt Romney or you're completely destitute. Someone making $30-$40k a year can more for provide for themselves no?
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If the bigger ox continues to knock the smaller ox over so that the wolves can eat, will the wolves ever learn to hunt themselves?
09:28 AM on 08/08/12 
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Well, there seems to be an implication in the discourse that you're either Mitt Romney or you're completely destitute. Someone making $30-$40k a year can more for provide for themselves no?

I make $30k a year and just barely get by. Toss out a few government programs and I don't know where I'd be. Throw in a kid and I'd have no shot at surviving on it. To be fair, my cost of living is much higher than the rest of the country.
09:31 AM on 08/08/12 
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I make $30k a year and just barely get by. Toss out a few government programs and I don't know where I'd be. Throw in a kid and I'd have no shot at surviving on it. To be fair, my cost of living is much higher than the rest of the country.

1st off, don't have kids.

2nd, what government programs do you benefit from?
09:32 AM on 08/08/12 
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I make $30k a year and just barely get by. Toss out a few government programs and I don't know where I'd be. Throw in a kid and I'd have no shot at surviving on it. To be fair, my cost of living is much higher than the rest of the country.

Then perhaps you should move to a cheaper city. Say goodbye to all your friends and family!!
09:32 AM on 08/08/12 
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1st off, don't have kids.

2nd, what government programs do you benefit from?

Oh no I didn't mean to imply planning on having kids.. just saying.

Healthcare. Reduced interest student loans.

EDIT: To clarifty - I'm on my parent's healthcare until I'm 26.
09:35 AM on 08/08/12 
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Oh no I didn't mean to imply planning on having kids.. just saying.

Healthcare. Reduced interest student loans.

Interesting.
09:36 AM on 08/08/12 
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Then perhaps you should move to a cheaper city. Say goodbye to all your friends and family!!

I'm thinking Idaho.
09:36 AM on 08/08/12 
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1st off, don't have kids.

2nd, what government programs do you benefit from?

I fucking loathe this.
09:39 AM on 08/08/12 
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I fucking loathe this.

Why? You would encourage someone to have kids that they cannot take care of?
09:43 AM on 08/08/12 
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I'm 23, kids are so far off my radar that didn't bother me... my point was just that someone who makes as much as I do can't possibly afford a family.
09:47 AM on 08/08/12 
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I'm 23, kids are so far off my radar that didn't bother me... my point was just that someone who makes as much as I do can't possibly afford a family.

People who make as much as you are should consider this when starting deciding whether or not to start a family.
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People who make as much as you are should consider this when starting deciding whether or not to start a family.

I absolutely agree.



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