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  1. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, about 1 year ago

    Oh, sure; feed the poor with other people’s money. Pretty soon the rich will be as poor as the poor and the poor will develop a sense of dependency and entitlement and will NEVER get off their lazy butts and make something of themselves. The Church is only perpetuating poverty and lack of personal responsibility. Best let a few million of them starve so the rest get the message.

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    Where I live there are several people who volunteer at local churches that cook one or two meals a week
    On Thursdays, one gentleman drives his Prius up to the clubhouse meeting room and unloads bread donated by the Publix grocery chain.
    A couple of weeks ago I helped him unload about 100 packages of bread. Usually there is less, but he said they “Only had 81 people” come to the church for a free meal.
    Sometimes on Saturdays another gentleman brings food from another grocery chain.
    The bread, cakes, pies, and sometimes half pints of milk are donated to the churches and what is left over is free for anyone here who just goes over to pick it up.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    My brother, neoconman – while posting vitriol – is doing so sarcastically. His point I am sure is that republican posters here when presented with foodstamps/welfare/unemployment increases bemoan the effort of the government in “feeding the poor” and yet show support for the “christian” effort to do the same thing.

    His error is that while the government does a good and necessary work it is done with taxes “required” to be given and therefore NOT charity while the work of the church is done with “contributions” freely given for that purpose.

    His second error is that the people receiving assistance from the government view that assistance as an “entitlement” something owed to them for some reason and it does indeed lead to dependency while those that receive help from a charity have a limited connection with no “program” required to continue. They have to show up to eat as it were.

    I will add my voice to yours. I hope the church gets back to what it is supposed to do though you and I may differ on what that is exactly.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    Interesting POV. I’ll have to look some of that up.

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    That was really funny. Sarcasm to answer sarcasm!

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    “we’ve started to go the wrong direction and abandon those who truely have no opportunities without help.”


    And all the government is doing is finger pointing at putting together effective programs for getting those people trained for a trade or profession to get them productive again. Easier to pour money down the rat hole of the military complex and waste our resources in wars defending people that hate us. The military budget more than doubled from the end of Clinton’s administration until this year. Obama doesn’t get a pass on this one as he’s just perpetuated the middle east conflicts and now wants to put troops in Africa and Australia so we can make a “presence.”

  7. 1opinion

    1opinion said, about 1 year ago

    @Notsoastute

    Look a little further into how your local food bank is set up. They may not allow recipients as volunteers. They may also not ask the recipients to volunteer to help.
    Talk to the board of the food bank, if they are like some that I have dealt with, they can be snobbish as to whom they allow to help.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Ye shall know them by their fruits.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    SOCIALISM, by GOD!

  10. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    “Thank you for not disappointing with an adequate recitation of the hateful, bitter and angry bile we’ve all come to expect from the neocon ilk.”

    He’s not conservative, neo or otherwise. He just plays one on GoComics.

  11. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    “I’m also not happy with the Presidents progress with regards to many issues, including delays in extracting ourselves from the Bush wars, continuation of the PATRIOT act, reduction of military spending, repair of our regressive tax codes, etc… "

    And you really expected Obama to stop any of those? Silly rabbit.

  12. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    when I was 13 years old I asked why don’t we send them birth control.You feed them in 20 years you got 10 more you have to feed. I am sorry but to me if you want free food you need to be fixed so you can not have kids. this would help the enviorment that is getting destroyed because of to many people. How much of the rain forest has be cleared to feed all the people .This would also go for other people too

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    Is this the “Clinton” reform you are talking about? Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act. If so then comment on this fact:

    “The bill was a cornerstone of the Republican Contract with America and was introduced by Rep. E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R-FL-22) who believed welfare was partly responsible for bringing immigrants to the United States”

    From here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Responsibility_and_Work_Opportunity_Act

    And Obama suggested a change.

    “Determined to destroy Bill Clinton’s signature achievement, President Obama’s administration has opened a loophole in the 1996 welfare reform legislation big enough to make the law ineffective. Its work requirement — the central feature of the legislation — has been diluted beyond recognition by the bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”

    from here:

    http://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/dick-morris/238501-obama-kills-welfare-reform

    So a “republican” idea becomes Clintons “signature” legislation? Go figure.

  14. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    @ronald rini

    “when I was 13 years old I asked why don’t we send them birth control.You feed them in 20 years you got 10 more you have to feed. I am sorry but to me if you want free food you need to be fixed so you can not have kids. this would help the enviorment that is getting destroyed because of to many people. How much of the rain forest has be cleared to feed all the people .This would also go for other people too”

    Ah, there you go, a man after Hitler’s heart & mind. FYI, eugenics has not been very popular. Next it couls be you.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @cjr53

    OK I’m not aligning myself with ronald rini here but you said: " FYI, eugenics has not been very popular." and I beg to differ.

    Planned Parenthood, the first child of Margaret Sanger, is alive and well.

    In the 1920s various theories of eugenics were popular among intellectuals in the United States. Sanger, in her campaign to promote birth control, teamed with eugenics organizations such as the American Eugenics Society. Planned Parenthood issued a leaflet acknowledging that Sanger agreed with some of her contemporaries who advocated the voluntary hospitalization or sterilization of people with untreatable, disabling, hereditary conditions, and limits on the immigration of the diseased.

    Now i know that miss Margaret did not agree that race should be a factor in deciding birth control methods. But where do you find these clinics. who utilizes them most and how has that affect the demographic?

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