Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Judge Judy's Message To Congress

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most people on welfare are white and are not dishonest. "THESE" are not the people that such aid goes to. Reagan in the 80's launch an attack on the poor by labeling most of them "welfare queens" No reputable evidence sustains this dogma.

On the other hand top earing hedge fund managers find their incomes taxed at less than half the rate of other comparable earners (they are considered capital gains not Income) costing us billions of dollars a year. This is just one example Where is the real fraud in out country? Many large corporations making record profits are paying little in taxes due to loopholes and other benefits. Blaming the poor who have few resources to defend themselves is not only wrongheaded it deflects our attention from the real sources of dishonesty.

Anonymous said...

12:14 makes an excellent point. There are also tax breaks that only the rich can take advantage of beyond the living on capital gains instead of income. For example, Does Oprah or Jay-Lo really need help buying their fourth, fifth or sixth house?They can take all the mortgage interest off their taxes, when it would be fairer to let taxpayers claim only their primary residence interest
There are lots of other deductions and loopholes that would provide, if closed, mega-bucks to help this country balance its books.

Anonymous said...

to 12:14: Judge Judy....and any other sentient, taxpaying citizens are outraged at anyone of any color, creed or religion who cheat the system and steal taxpayer money just like the dirtbag in the video. The evil hedge fund manager you rant about at least pays taxes and works for a living. Take your uber-liberal class envy and shove it. You have in your generosity with other people's money created generations of people who feel entitled to our money and are reliant on big government who is buying their votes with this largess. The whole mess is disgusting!!!!!

Anonymous said...

the hedge fund scam and it is a scam costs us perhaps 4 billion a year in lost revenue, How many welfare kings and queens would it take to match the amount of money skimmed by the 25 richest hedge fund managers. If we restored the Clinton tax rates and repealed Bush's tax cuts (which certainly did not discourage investment or economic growth) and close a lot of loopholes for the rich, that would give us a lot more revenue. Direct your outrage to the really outrageous

here's another one for you How many millions or billions did Black water skim off the country in no-bid contracts and scam services during the Iraq "war."

Charlie Hubbard said...

The 12;14 posting represents a level of ignorance most would not think possible.
It's ok to justify 'this' behavior because 'others' do even worst.
My god thats shallow.

SCATS said...

It's past time that our govt - state, local and federal - cut the fat. There is waste, too much waste, from welfare ripoffs to pork barrel spending by our elected officials. If we were to get a handle on those who are bilking us while milking the system (corporate as well as individuals), we'd probably have more than enough to fund Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security and welfare for the truly poor and in need. How many of us have seen food stamp money used to buy things a typical middle class family can't afford to eat? It's not just a local phenomenon either.

Anonymous said...

One issue here is the language choice and grammar of the defendant. We paid to send him to school and paid to feed him and house him during that time. Whether that is fair is one question. Obviously in this case we all wasted money. He supposedly attended college for 3 years at taxpayer expense. There are 12 year olds that have a better grasp of concepts than this man.

Anonymous said...

It's Reagan's fault. It's Bush's fault. Blah Blah Blah. The kid was a punk that was ripping off a system that creates dependants.

PS

Great education he must be getting at $22,000+ a year (of our taxpayer dollars) when he can't even put an intelligent sentence together. God save the United States of America.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Hubbard:

If you are going to call someone ignorant, you had better dot all your "I's" and cross all your "T's".

In your two and a half sentence comment, I counted six errors.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'm curious to know so many anyones "know" they're watching "food stamp money" get used on things a typical middle-class family can't afford. Since the mid 1990s, all "food stamp money" goes out on debit cards that swipe just like bank or credit cards. How do you know what card is getting swiped?

SCATS said...

To 10:00PM ~~ Often I find myself behind someone when they attempt to use those cards to buy things you can't purchase with the debit card. The cashier has to get the order straight between cash & debit to cover everything ;)

Anonymous said...

Huh. Thanks. What have you seen people buying?

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 6:51 (anonymous)
Thanks for pointing that out. I make alot of those type of errors.
If I thought 'that' was the answer to the problem most of us were talking about I'd get right on it.

It is somewhat funny how some people will do most anything to avoid dealing with problems that are uncomfortable.
I know - lets have a committee!!

SCATS said...

To Charlie ~~ Nevermind 6:51's attempt to change the subject. Their comment wasn't in pristine form either ;)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, what was wrong with it? I do not disagree with Charlie, I was just pointing out that he should not call people ignorant when they have a differing opinion. I do not disagree with 12:14 either and I found that comment far from ignorant.

Part of the problem in Washington (and elsewhere) is due to the fact that there are those who are totally intransigent in their opinion (as is Charlie). Their "my way or the highway" causes more problems than it solves. I believe it is a form of ignorance to have such a closed mind, completely unable to see another side. (I'm 6:51)

Anonymous said...

So, what then? We're all in agreement that most people on welfare are white and not dishonest?

Anonymous said...

No, part of the first comment that corporate welfare is a far bigger fraud on this country is true and part of Charlie's comment that scumbags like the dolt in the video are cheats and their behavior should not be tolerated is also true.

Both frauds should be eliminated!