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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmylabs23139 View Post
    Actually it is a lot more than 81 cents.

    Bag A was 1.88 for 2 lbs
    Bag B was 2.69 for 12 ounces

    Bag A is .94 per lb
    Bag B is 3.59 per lb

    It would cost $7.18 to buy the same amount of bag 2 as is in bag 1

    7.18-1.88= $5.30 more!
    First, not all people are born smart and savvy as you are.

    Second, not all people are going to act responsibly when they know better.

    As I say, what are you going to do about it? Would you volunteer your services as an accountant to do some consumer education or are you just going to beef?
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmylabs23139 View Post
    How many of us run around with $100 bills on us? I certainly don't. I carry some cash, but have my debit card on me. It's harder for a thief to use my debit card without the code than cash. I'll bet that $100 bill is from illegal activity. Before anyone jumps on me, when I go to the ATM it spits out $20's not $100's.
    I had a brother that was an alcoholic. When he was younger he never had any money beyond a couple days past payday. I don't know how many times I had to fill his gas tank so he could go to work and bought groceries so he had something to eat. I knew better than to give him cash.

    For the day or two after payday, he'd have 100's in his wallet. I made about 4 times as much money as him, and I never carried them. It was about pretending, nothing reality based about it. I imagine there are lots of other poor people that do the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    First, not all people are born smart and savvy as you are.

    Second, not all people are going to act responsibly when they know better.

    As I say what are you going to do about it? Would you volunteer your services as an accountant to do some consumer education or are you just going to beef?
    I used the math I learned in elementary school not the accounting I learned in college.
    Maybe schools should start teaching kids the basic math skills again and get rid of calculators in the lower grades!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmylabs23139 View Post
    I used the math I learned in elementary school not the accounting I learned in college.
    Maybe schools should start teaching kids the basic math skills again and get rid of calculators in the lower grades!
    There you go, relying on government to solve the problem for you.

    Do you have any skills that you can lend to your community to mitigate a problem that has you fuming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    When government spends $600 a piece on toilet seats I am not going to sweat 81 cents.
    What have you done to prevent $600 toilet seats? Have you marched on Washington? Have you thrown a moltov cocktail at your Congressman. Have you witheld $600 in taxes and told the IRS why? No? STFU, then. You're a slacker.

    Doesn't that sound, well...silly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hew View Post
    What have you done to prevent $600 toilet seats? Have you marched on Washington? Have you thrown a moltov cocktail at your Congressman. Have you witheld $600 in taxes and told the IRS why? No? STFU, then. You're a slacker.

    Doesn't that sound, well...silly?
    Damn Hew, over 700 posts and you're still batting a thousand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Clinchy View Post
    I sure don't have a problem knowing that the food stamp program helped a guy like Dave, and his small family, for a period in his life when he was getting himself an education to become a productive member of society.
    Gerry, I have to disagree with you.

    dave would have gotten a better education had he earned it on his own. Maybe he would'nt be so quick to embrace socialism had he had the will to earn the education on his own. In dave's case he owes everyone, big time.

    A lot of people become productive members of society without getting a handout.
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    Here are the billions:

    Fiscal year 2008 is more than 6 Billion Dolllars!
    I had the breakdown in there for the last four years between food and amin costs but I lost all the formatting when it posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hew View Post
    What have you done to prevent $600 toilet seats? Have you marched on Washington? Have you thrown a moltov cocktail at your Congressman. Have you witheld $600 in taxes and told the IRS why? No? STFU, then. You're a slacker.

    Doesn't that sound, well...silly?
    Campaigned to get the bas'ard out. Includes doing mailing, phone banking and a contribution to his opponent.

    You try withholding $600 from the IRS. They have little government run hotel in Levenworth, KS for you. I'll supplement your diet there by sending you a fruitcake.

    By the bye--What have you done for the betterment of our great republic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    Gerry, I have to disagree with you.

    dave would have gotten a better education had he earned it on his own. Maybe he would'nt be so quick to embrace socialism had he had the will to earn the education on his own. In dave's case he owes everyone, big time.

    A lot of people become productive members of society without getting a handout.
    Marvin, that post is so inaccurate and idiotic, I don't even know where to start. First, about getting a "better education"???? I graduated from Jefferson Medical College, ranked #1 in the U.S. in comprehensive medical schools, 1992, when I matriculated. Can I get any better than that? After surgical residency at Temple University, I did a fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic, again top in the world for my specialty. I suppose I could have done better in your view, but guess what?? Nobody cares about your ranking scheme of medical and post-doctoral residency and fellowship training! I took out loans which I am still paying monthly on, and gave up 5 years of the most productive earning years of my career serving on active duty to offset the cost of my education, and am damn proud of it. So when someone like you says I could have gotten a "better education" if I "earned it on my own", I have to wonder what the hell you've done for this country, what education you've had?? I don't usually talk like that, but if you're going to attack everything I"ve worked for, you better be ready to get it back at you! I did nothing to deserve such a vile attack on what I hold dear, other than mention that when times were tough, my wife used WIC, which has been repaid many times.
    I'll bet you're the type who shows up at my office and carps about having to pay $15 copay, but worries that your doctor may have used some type of assistance to get through medical school, to offset a 200k education.

    As for owing everyone bigtime, I'd like to hear your retarded explanation for that. After working 120 hrs/week at times for 7 years at 34k/yr, after med school, after college, that's an entire career for many people. That was just so I can START working. I owe my patients my full dedication to excellence, and thats what they get, nothing less. I owe you NOTHING.
    Have a nice day. Ignorance is bliss.
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