Scroll down to 123. This is what you wrote:
"You might also want to note that there is no one saying 'yup, im a socialist. If you elect me, ill be sure to take your hard earned money by legal extortion and give it to poor people who are addicted to drugs.' They say 'We need to raise taxes to help the poor children.' Its exactly the same."
That last sentence is telling. The first part is your version of what a "socialist" would say, were he to be telling the "truth." But that last sentence, "It's exactly the same"--that's all you.
So. Giving money "to poor people who are addicted to drugs" is EXACTLY THE SAME, in YOUR words, as "raising taxes to help the poor children."
If you raise taxes to give money to the poor - it what form is it mostly distributed?
You know very well what form.
In the form of "welfare."
You further reveal the hollowness of your own arguments by claiming in your last post, that you do NOT say it is always the fault of the poor, for being poor. Oh yes?
Let me quote you again:
"I did say that people can work themselves out of being poor."
They can? If that's true, if people who wish to work themselves out of being poor, "can," do so, then those who do NOT work their way out of being poor - must therefore CHOOSE NOT TO DO SO.
Is that not so? By your own, black and white logic, is that not the case? I'll make it easy on you. Let's exclude, say, the disabled. In your little social-darwinistic heart, perhaps even you have room for them, though you did not exclude them from your statement.
BUT everyone else, who is physically capable of working, who CAN choose to work--has the ability to work themselves out of poverty, is that not what you have argued?
If they can "work themselves" out of poverty, but choose not to do so, is not then, THEIR OWN FAULT?
If it is their own fault--why should we care about them?
Upon such simple-minded logic, rests the cornerstone of many a conservative's philosophy.
The fact is, to anyone who knows anything about the poor in this country--not just what they learned in Economics 101--there are MANY poor people who work hard all day, and are unable to escape the nine-to-five, minimum wage slave trade.
I didn't put words in your mouth. You put them there. At least have the consistency not to deny them.