The map, and the article you show, both point out a black and white fact, the vast majority of "free-loaders" live in states that traditionally, and yesterday, voted Republican.
I noticed that too. You asked where the 47% came from and that was all I could find.
I don't feel that I'm "acting like a liberal" at all, I feel like I'm calling you all out on your points against Obama, to try and find OTHER solutions to our problems above and beyond what Obama or Romney have proposed, because I feel like both ends are so far from the middle that they never intend to actually accomplish anything.
I agree but I still felt that Romney was a little better. The system sucks but we have to do our best with what we have. The lesser of two evils is still the lesser of two evils.
Furthermore, my direct experience with "entitlement" is that people without money and people with plenty to spare BOTH have ridiculous senses of entitlement and seem to think that I, and every other middle-class American should be taking care of them. I'm sick and tired of hearing about someone staying and home and collecting unemployment, while and we carry them, and I'm sick and tired of someone staying at home doing nothing collecting a paycheck from their investments, from capital they inherited, from their grandfather's grandfather. Seems to me, both cases are not actually contributing. I don't think sitting in and office and arguing about nothing constitutes a job or career, either, and our forefathers NEVER intended for political positions to be full-time in the first place.
So, In summary, If neither red, nor blue, can see that they are BOTH WRONG, I don't see any room for progress to be made.
I agree. But this really comes down to perspective.
When I was young, my family did not have a lot of money. We lived in tiny apartments and subsidized tribal housing. My dad drove for a courier service and my mom stayed home to take care of me and my younger brother. We were low income. When my brother was old enough to go to school my mom got a full time job and my dad got a new job at a local packaging plant. We still did not have a lot of money but we made due. We no longer qualified any sort of financial assistance. I graduated college and found a good paying job.
During that transition from very low income to middle class I went through a lot of different emotions. I understood the importance of the assistance we received as a young family. I understood the challenges of finishing college and finding a job. I now understand the hard work that goes into building a solid foundation for myself and my child. And like everyone on this plant, I hope to one day be considered financially wealthy.
So I don't have a problem with no to low income receiving benefits to help build them up and get them back on their feet. And I have no problem with Rich people trying to stay rich. Don't we all want to be rich? My problem is with the abuse that goes along with each class. How do we fix that? Who knows...
Stolen...to FB we go!!!
It does explain a lot...