I hate acid reflux. Holy shit this bitch hurts.
I rather like the idea of safety nets especially given the past year+
I dislike when people turn a safety net into a hammock. It's not just the idea of abusing something designed to get you back on your feet. It's the idea of people resigning themselves to that, abandoning ANY kind of pride in being able to stand on their own two feet. There's more to this but it veers into politics so... yeah.
I mean, that bites THEM in the ass barring someone coming along and bailing them out. I refuse to begrudge people falling on hard times from utilizing safety nets while corporations continue to receive major bailouts but for fuck's sake people think ahead a littleIronically, 'I proudly and deliberately wasted money intended to help me through the pandemic,' is a behaviour I have tended to see in people who are usually very critical of social safety net spending.
Perhaps they're trying to prove a point. Perhaps they believe social safety nets are a waste of money, and this means they feel entitled to waste the money given to them.
This kind of behaviour could very easily back-fire on them if they do come upon hard times during the pandemic though, and yeah it just strikes me as a bit heartless to deliberately waste money when there are so many people it could have helped.
Talking around the topic more generally, I saw some posts in this thread imply that folk in receipt of wellfare are pathetic people. I don't want to encourage broad-brush political opinions like that, so perhaps I shouldn't have brought the subject up.
I was also reflecting yesterday after I posted that in some circumstances it can be difficult to tell if somebody has frivolously spent pandemic support money.
e.g. if somebody has 5000 in their bank account, receives 500 in support, and spends 100 dollars on buying movies over the next few months, it would be difficult to tell whether that 500 extra went 'towards' the movies etc. So there was a level of complexity I guess I was overlooking.
My original post was prompted by somebody displaying an image of luxury items on social media and declaring it was how they spent the money, so yeah- I was seeing red at the idea of that.
Kids are kids, college kids included. Just because someone's gone to a center of education to learn something doesn't mean they don't believe a bunch of nonsensical shit on the side, fools do gain degrees after all.
True, there are people who literally spend years of college to become religious leaders. I know one who just graduated with a masters in divinity. . .
And In relation to this community, furries have such a bad reputation here in the US.Seemingly, the essence of being an American is paying taxes/worrying about prosperity, consuming garbage, and living in fear of ongoing and future crises. Where's this so-called "American Dream", where's this "Liberty and happiness", and why are all the above achievable only for extremely wealthy and influential people, but there are so many exceptions for 98% of the population?