How do you feel about George Soros?

Pennies!!???? Please

Yes, pennies. If you live in the US, less than 1% of your taxes goes to welfare programs. (You can look it up yourself if you'd like.

Why the fuck is it my duty to support others?

Well, for most of us, the desire not to be a selfish piece of shit is a motivating factor.

I am not a doctor who makes seven figures working 40 hours a week. I'm not a CEO making gobs of money for nothing. I am not a trust fund bitch living off of interest

What does that have to do with anything?

An hour of work should not go to someone else who is not working.

Oh, of course. The reason people don't have jobs is simply because they're lazy and greedy. Contrary to popular belief, the Great Depression was actually caused by working class apathy.

Seriously though, there's nobody who likes being treated like society's scum. There are few things more humiliating than jumping through the hoops required to get social assistance. Acting like the reason you aren't on welfare while others are is because you're more "hard working" or are simply a better person at the core is complete horseshit.

And, 30+ % IRS. Add in state, local, and school taxes and it is over half of my LABOR going to support someone else.

What I'm hearing is: "I'd gladly have people who are less fortunate than me starve to death, live in shitty conditions, and die of preventable diseases just so I can afford a bigger house and nicer clothes."

Say roads and military. Happy to pay for that.

Why does it not surprise me that you're happy to fund the killing of people in worse economic situations than you, but you've convinced yourself that feeding them is somehow unethical.

Tax some rich fucks wealth, not my back.

Well, sure, but instead of spending it on the fucking military, how about actually helping people?

You didn't seriously believe Trump when he claimed he was going to be a champion of the working class, did you?

Who supports your ass? Me?

Well, I doubt it since I'm not even from the US. I have a job, not that it has anything to do with the validity of my argument. This is the rhetorical equivalent of saying "Oh yeah? I'll bet you're a homo yourself!" to someone trying to argue against homophobic bigotry.

And they DO NOT WORK HARDER!!!!!

Oh yeah, I'm sure you're basing that on careful analysis of actual data.

The reality is that many of them do work harder because without documentation, they're forced to work under the table for exploitative employers who pay them significantly below minimum wage, and push them for exceptionally long hours.

These are people who were often poor and exploited in the countries they come from, and are often struggling to integrate with the language and culture. You have to be pretty gullible to buy into a narrative that tells you they're all "exploiting the system" for benefits.

My husband works all day and then drives a truck six hours at night for $300. He pays for the truck and the fuel. Fuck that!

What does that have to do with anything? There are still plenty of people living around you who have it far worse. Why do you choose to blame your economic hardships on people even poorer than you? Not only is it divisive and misguided, it's petty and childish as well.

/r/Anarchism Thread Parent