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Paul Szep

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Better watch it, Obama will sick the EPA on you for that sunny disposition that drives up the temperature.

  2. echoraven

    echoraven said, 10 months ago

    What a sad commentary. That you need to be rich in order to be happy, what a load of malarky.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    How myopic. Happiness is not dependent on wealth… Unless, apparently, you are a deluded Progressive Leftist…

  4. Larry

    Larry said, 10 months ago

    Not only in America; the “have-nots” are miserable anywhere.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    It’s hard to keep a smile on your face when you’re trying to decide whether you want to have food or heat this month.
    But hey, here in America, we know that bad things only happen to bad people, so those poor people DESERVE to suffer.

  6. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @NFLRedskins

    for too large a majority of those poor people it comes down to opportunities. And when you are poor you have precious few opportunities after merely surviving. Ever hear of the saying it takes money to make money? Well if you can’t earn enough, working your 3 part-time minimum rage (thank you oppressive capitalists favored by republicans) to even pay your very basic living needs then you have no money to “make money” with. Simple example, when I was young and poor (working two jobs) I bought a $400.00 car, the equivalent of around $1000.00 today. That was better than 3 weeks worth of pay for me. I was told all sorts of lies about what good shape it was in. When the lies and fraud were revealed I filed a complaint with the State and when they heard I “only paid $400 for the car” they didn’t care anymore. The car dealer’s attitude was “I spend more than that on dinner out.” The point is to the State I didn’t matter because I was poor. To the dealer I didn’t matter because he was wealthy and $400.00 to him was insignificant. But to me that was a lot of work and money. I could not afford to lose that money, but lose it I did. If the car dealer had lost that money he probably wouldn’t have noticed. If the state employee had lost that much money they certainly would not have missed a meal or been late on their mortgage or not been able to pay the utilities. But I could not make up the loss and still meet my obligations. So for each one of us, the state employee, the car dealer and myself, to lose $400 would have meant nothing, probably slightly less to savings or investments, 3 weeks of lost wages, late bills and hunger. So do you see how your perspective is faulty when you try to see the world only through the lens of your life and think everyone should be, could be just like you? Nearly every day you post with this arrogance and contempt for others who, through fate, action of others and just generally no fault of their own beyond being alive, have somehow found themselves on the bottom, losers in life, poor, downtrodden, destitute, desperate. And all you can do deride them, view them with disgust all the while sucking up the propaganda that soothes your miserable pathetic soul and numbs your conscience to the plight of another human being. I wish you didn’t demonstrate this attitude because I really don’t think most human beings are this vile and you probably wouldn’t be face to face or speaking to a crowd. But to say “those poor people” “deserve to suffer” is contemptible and deplorable. That attitude just makes you appear to be so much less than respectable. But here is one last thought to leave you with, when you look down upon poor people, know that they are not poor because they want to be, they are poor because they have not had the same opportunities that you have had. A person is poor by choice the same way an athlete places 2nd, or 4th, not because they chose to but because someone one else had a better opportunity (both skill/hard-work and luck) and was able to capitalize on it.

  7. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, 10 months ago

    Not at all accurate. The have should be trying to take the have-not’s coat than throwing a huge fit if he fights back, or heaven forbid, tries to take anything back.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Maybe you should read some of the studies done on happiness Adrian. Worldwide people are on average happy at about a 7 on a 0 to 10 scale.
    Those same studies found that only the very poorest of the poor were made happier by increased wealth whereas once people could meet their basic needs, even at very low levels, their happiness did not increase or vary with increasing wealth.
    So, the uber-rich are not made happier by their wealth any more than someone just making ends meet will be.
    Happiness depends far more on interpersonal relations, one’s ties to community, friends, activities, and other none monitary measures.
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    Only on the Progressive Left do I frequently read the argument that happiness can be tied to wealth.

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 10 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Well said. Thank you!

  10. Lithanus

    Lithanus GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    On the left you were lucky enough to keep your private insurance, on the right, Obamacare?

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