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Old 08-24-2014, 10:32 AM   #61
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She doesn't think she should have to pay anything to the government for programs to help "those people" (which, she doesn't), but thinks of herself as a good person who just fell on hard times and should get help from the government. She sees herself and her benefits as different from the no-name poor masses.
Are you sure she's not really a billionaire?

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Old 08-24-2014, 11:19 AM   #62
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Are you sure she's not really a billionaire?

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Old 08-24-2014, 11:52 AM   #63
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It's not that I think rural folks have family values, and city folks don't. There's some bad areas in rural settings, and there's some inner city folks with strong values. However, folks tend to be further apart in rural settings like the one my husband grew up in, and so the threat of crime is not as high. Also, there aren't the gangs (at least not back in my husband's day), nor the fear of police. I meant being white makes it easier to break out of poverty. It never ceased to amaze me how well-to-do whites, when just sitting around conversing, can say the most racist things. I've never understood that kind of racism. But, in IT anyway, it has made it harder for blacks to get a job, even if they've done everything right.

Just wanted to clarify some earlier statements, lest they be misunderstood.
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From all the comments in this thread, I think it's safe to conclude that there are no general rules of thumb to apply here.

We each live our own life, and our backgrounds may impel our choices, but they don't compel them.

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