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What?! No! That's illogical. As a native Texan, I believe Texas is a part of the United States for a reason. Texas splitting is an awful, awful idea.

Also, *secede

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I think a stereotype is also that guys do not take as good care of long hair as most girls, so society views long hair on guys as gross and greasy.
And I agree with MissAwesomeness about the prevalence of the assumption that short hair on women equates lesbianism.

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My roommate sneezes A LOT, so I just kinda gave up saying "bless you" for every single one

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They get enough money to provide those basic services as it is. If they would just stop handing out money, food, phones, and housing left and right, they'd save more than enough to spend on the basic services.

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AtheisticMystic AtheisticMystic

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I'll give you the phones point. If the government is handing out phones to people, that seems unnecessary. However, at least in my opinion, unemployment benefits, food stamps, and low income housing are imperative. I will openly admit that there are scores of people who take advantage of this system, but the benefits far out weigh the costs.

http://www.npr.org/templates/st...ryId=128449659

"A study by Moody's Analytics recently found that every dollar spent by the government on benefits for the unemployed produces an overall return of $1.61 for the economy." (from above link)

And this is just speculation, but I think it is cheaper in the long run to give people the push they need to get back on their feet than have them waste away on the street, sucking up funds from Emergency Rooms and such.

Not only that, but I'd rather have a society that takes care of people down on their luck, rather than abandon them on the streets. You hear stories everyday about families that depend on food stamps just to get enough calories to survive, and not by any fault of their own.

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Poor people that work **** jobs work hard, yes. But to be in that position, they've obviously made pretty bad choices in life. Why should the rich have to pay extra because they made good choices and other people made bad choices?

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This is one argument that I really don't like. I don't know nearly enough about the inner workings of bureaucracy to have a strong opinion on the details of taxes and such, but I know that not all poor people, in fact only a very small amount, actually made bad decisions that landed them in their position.

Yes, there will always be drug addicts and gamblers and such that squandered away their money and must now work a minimum wage job. But the majority of those in the lower brackets of society are there because of outside circumstances (being born in poverty, facing a severe and expensive family illness, etc.) that make it incredibly difficult to move up in financial class. How are you supposed to spend the time and money to get the resources to better your situation when you're using everything you've got just to survive day to day?

It's not a news article, but just something I think is interesting: http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-t...ut-being-poor/

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From what you said, it sounds like the logical solution would be lowering the percentage that poor people have to pay, not increasing the percentage that rich people pay.

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That would be one way, I suppose. But the government provides basic services across the board that need funding somehow. If the money doesn't come from the people within the society, where will it come from?

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What do you mean by actual rights? Rights protected by a person's government or their innate human rights? I'm taking a history of human rights course this semester, so I'm interested in what other people have to say on the subject.

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I may be missing something, but since when are women considered to have equal or greater power than men? It's been my perception that society is still somewhat misogynistic.
As for the rest of the post, I agree with miffedmuffin. And SpearmintMilk. Slapping should only be for self-defense, but men are more likely to cause greater harm to a woman than vice versa.

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I have mixed feelings. On one hand, an equal percentage does seem fair. If you've worked hard to earn your money, then you shouldn't have to pay more for just having a higher paying job.
However, for people in a lower income bracket, a greater percentage of their income goes to simply sustaining themselves: paying for food, electricity, gas, water, etc. While at 25% tax rate may seem bearable to someone making hundreds of thousands a year, this can devastate someone living paycheck to paycheck. For this reason, I think the increased tax rate for those with the ability to pay is a decent system. Of course it has flaws, and should not be taken to the extreme, but it seems fair when you consider what people have left after paying for necessities.

tldr; Any tax system will have flaws, but there is a good reason for the higher income/higher percentage system America has in place. At least that's my two cents :)

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If for some reason I didn't find out I was pregnant until at least a few weeks into the pregnancy, then no, I would not get an abortion.
However, if this situation means that I find out in a timely manner like normal pregnancies, and the embryo has barely begun to grow, then I would just get the abortion. I would want any child of mine to have a better life than I could provide for it at the time of life I am in now.

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This looks like a statistic, not an opinion.

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It's supposed to be more of a tongue-in-cheek joke statistic, which I thought might be appreciated here. If not, oh well (sad)

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