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Poor Households Earning $13K Per Year Spend Over $1K On Lottery Tickets

 
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The problem is that the western media
is showing a life model which is wrong!

In tv everyone is lucky, beautiful, happy and rich
but no one is working, just fun, sun shine,
sex and consume.

Poor people see this model since childhood
but never see the reality that it is hard
to work properly,
but anyway- in the USA this behavour is normal
and even protected by the law.
(the quest of happiness)

I can understand them because being
poor is no fun and you feel bad!!!

Imo this big jackpots and the media reports
must be stopped, they need to find a
healthy balance!
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11/29/2012 06:55 PM
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You people are so fucked in the head. Ragging on poor people because they hope to win on a lottery purchase. What makes them so different from people who have money and play the lottery to get richer? No one seems to remember the rich from the south who was already a millionaire and won a 300 million plus lottery. Ending losing his grand daughter over having more money. And what you cocksuckers especially BRIEF is that most rich people have made their money on the downfall of other people. Perfect example is Hardcore Pawn! Making money on poor people. I always love the parable about rich people - a camel has a better chance fitting through the eye of needle, than a rich person making it into the kingdom of heaven!
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11/29/2012 07:07 PM
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no shit. they are the targeted market. keep them under-educated, under-skilled and sell them on the american dream/scam . it gives the rest of us something to bitch about while we ignore the lazy criminal bourgeois class get away with robing the middle class blind. lets look at the bigger picture for one minute instead of playing into the blame game. nothing exists in a vacuum.
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11/29/2012 07:08 PM
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Last year I was out of work and having a hard time finding a job.

I offered to cut my nieghbors 15foot hedge that lines his entire yard, it took me almost a week to finish it and clean up the mess. He paid me 300$, I went to dinner that night and put 10$ down on keno and won 5000$.

It was the answer to everything at the time and I would have been screwed financially now had I not won.

So just because you haven't won doesn't mean that people are not winning, you just have bad luck the 10$ risk was worth it at the time.

Also since we are making generalizations about people here in this thread, i've found that most rich people I've met are just tightwads and typically extremely narassitic, lacking any empathy for their fellow man. Rich financially and completly devoid of any moral value.

But each to his own, if you like collecting a bunch of green paper that has no real value in the end, then more power to you.

Just remember you can't take it with you when you go, and your kids will end up hating each other fighting over what's left.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28226020


If you earn the money yourself who cares what the person is like. They can be as selfish or giving as they want. It is the people who 'steal' from others because they are lazy and don't want to work I have a problem with. I have no problem helping out people who are trying to find work or who are working poor and need a break.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


I know a few thats well off thats took plenty off of others and especially the poorer.Of course they dont consider it stealing if they planned it out so they could take advantage of someone struggling to get by.
Vacations are so nice and so much easier to afford if you have someone else paying your basic living expenses.Most of those will say they made it with no help from anyone though.
Carshy McCarsh

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11/29/2012 07:11 PM
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You have ever uttered the phrase "My Obamaphone".
 Quoting: Carshy McCarsh


If you price shop on the 20th and tell them you'll be in on the first...
 Quoting: BRIEF


LOL, I don't even know what that means.
cruise
 Quoting: Carshy McCarsh


Welfare checks are deposited on the first of each month, so when they need to purchase a product or service they call around to see who is the cheapest and then tell the merchant they will be in on the first to buy the product...
 Quoting: BRIEF


Ah, ok, thanks.
I learn something new, and tragic, every day.
cheers
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Carshy McCarsh

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11/29/2012 07:13 PM
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You people are so fucked in the head. Ragging on poor people because they hope to win on a lottery purchase. What makes them so different from people who have money and play the lottery to get richer? No one seems to remember the rich from the south who was already a millionaire and won a 300 million plus lottery. Ending losing his grand daughter over having more money. And what you cocksuckers especially BRIEF is that most rich people have made their money on the downfall of other people. Perfect example is Hardcore Pawn! Making money on poor people. I always love the parable about rich people - a camel has a better chance fitting through the eye of needle, than a rich person making it into the kingdom of heaven!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16416118


You, my fine example of government schooled envy and libtardism, are exactly why this country is in the process of collapsing under the weight of its own completely-fucking-stupid-and-suicidal citizenry.

suicide
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11/29/2012 07:16 PM
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States across the nation rely on poor suckers to fund their spending. No, we’re not talking about taxpayers – we’re talking about lottery ticket purchasers. According to new studies, households earning $13,000 per year spend almost $1,170 per year on lottery tickets – 9 percent of total income. As it turns out, many people living in poverty make poor financial decisions.


[link to www.breitbart.com]
 Quoting: mathetes


Always knocking the poor. While I agree that the odds are definitely not in their favor, it is a rational decision: the off chance of getting out of poverty gives hope....
Carshy McCarsh

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Re: Poor Households Earning $13K Per Year Spend Over $1K On Lottery Tickets
Lotteries are a tax on hope.
 Quoting: Prostetnik


They're not a tax at all, they're voluntary.
 Quoting: Carshy McCarsh


So is Income tax. Supposedly.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28692878


Yeah, right.
Income tax is voluntary like not killing people is voluntary. If you decide to not volunteer, you will be caught and incarcerated.
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11/29/2012 07:19 PM
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States across the nation rely on poor suckers to fund their spending. No, we’re not talking about taxpayers – we’re talking about lottery ticket purchasers. According to new studies, households earning $13,000 per year spend almost $1,170 per year on lottery tickets – 9 percent of total income. As it turns out, many people living in poverty make poor financial decisions.


[link to www.breitbart.com]
 Quoting: mathetes


The love of money IS the ROOT of all EVIL!
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11/29/2012 07:23 PM
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they are the targeted market. ... sell them on the american dream/scam . it gives the rest of us something to bitch about while we ignore the lazy criminal bourgeois class...
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There is no "rest of us". This describes the 99.99%.
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11/29/2012 07:27 PM
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11/29/2012 07:29 PM
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Nah, they fuck and watch tv for entertainment...in fact everything they do is for entertainment...unless they actually have a job, then they bitch and moan while they do as little as possible to keep from getting fired, and then they pursue pleasures after work...
 Quoting: BRIEF


guess they have it figured out. they hardly work and get food stamps, almost free housing, free medical and many other handouts. no wonder they have money to blow. guess they figure the ones working so hard paying for stuff for others are the stupid ones. <sigh>
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


No, they are unfulfilled and miserable...fun is not happiness and poor people are selfish, always looking for the next item to make them "happy" as soon as they can afford it...

They will be the fist to go crazy when the system can't collect enough taxes to give them handouts any longer, they have nothing to fall back on...
 Quoting: BRIEF


True, I have a 'friend'(i was one to her but not the other way around) who has got the give me/entitlement mentality now and I can't stand to be around her. She use to be a hard worker then got 'fibromyalgia' which then got her on disability. Now she is lazy and thinks people should feel sorry for her and give her what she wants. It really becomes a sickness. She has made herself mentally ill with her sick thinking. It really is a shame.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


Really you are no friend to anyone.
You know all about mental illness though dont you since you have used it your whole life to take off others..
mathetes (OP)

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Re: Poor Households Earning $13K Per Year Spend Over $1K On Lottery Tickets
States across the nation rely on poor suckers to fund their spending. No, we’re not talking about taxpayers – we’re talking about lottery ticket purchasers. According to new studies, households earning $13,000 per year spend almost $1,170 per year on lottery tickets – 9 percent of total income. As it turns out, many people living in poverty make poor financial decisions.


[link to www.breitbart.com]
 Quoting: mathetes


Always knocking the poor. While I agree that the odds are definitely not in their favor, it is a rational decision: the off chance of getting out of poverty gives hope....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28694200


I'm not knocking the poor for buying lotto tickets, I'm knocking these poor idiots who spend almost 10% of their income on lotto. Save some money, buy your kids some better food, get a fricking education, but don't squander 10% of your income on the lotto
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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11/29/2012 07:34 PM
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Lotteries are a tax on hope.
 Quoting: Prostetnik


If it hasn't already been mentioned.. Lotteries have been used worldwide for centuries to give the peasants "Hope" that they can have a chance to be rich.. otherwise.. were talking revolutions! It is for control.. 5a
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11/29/2012 07:38 PM
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Open more casinos! Maryland needs more casinos! Our lottery has ripped off the sheep forever now, and we've milked the fuck out of that. We need more portals to the sheeps money! More casinos Now! We know the poor idiots will keep pissing away their cash! Problem? Not our fault if people can't control their spending. We're just here to give them more rope. More casinos!
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11/29/2012 07:38 PM
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Re: Poor Households Earning $13K Per Year Spend Over $1K On Lottery Tickets
You might be poor if...


You rent your furniture.

You play the lottery.

You buy cheap Chinese crap from Wal-Mart.

You spend more on bailing wire and duct tape than it would cost to replace your leaky tail pipe.

Your TV is bigger than your dinning room table.
 Quoting: BRIEF


It's damned easy to degrade and make jokes about poor people, when you aren't poor.

I've been there and I sincerely hope I don't have to go back to that. I've worked since I was 16, and have several college degrees, but have never made it into the income realm of the "middle class according to Romney." Frankly, these damn politicians and fat ass bankers and "venture capitalists" scare the s*** out of a lot of us that should be okay in our retirement, if they can keep their fingers out of our funds. If not you may be able to make fun of us in a few years. Unless of course, you're in that group too. By the way, I've never bought a lottery ticket.
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11/29/2012 07:39 PM
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The state should not be involved in lotto & gambling profiting from it.
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guess they have it figured out. they hardly work and get food stamps, almost free housing, free medical and many other handouts. no wonder they have money to blow. guess they figure the ones working so hard paying for stuff for others are the stupid ones. <sigh>
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


No, they are unfulfilled and miserable...fun is not happiness and poor people are selfish, always looking for the next item to make them "happy" as soon as they can afford it...

They will be the fist to go crazy when the system can't collect enough taxes to give them handouts any longer, they have nothing to fall back on...
 Quoting: BRIEF


True, I have a 'friend'(i was one to her but not the other way around) who has got the give me/entitlement mentality now and I can't stand to be around her. She use to be a hard worker then got 'fibromyalgia' which then got her on disability. Now she is lazy and thinks people should feel sorry for her and give her what she wants. It really becomes a sickness. She has made herself mentally ill with her sick thinking. It really is a shame.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


Really you are no friend to anyone.
You know all about mental illness though dont you since you have used it your whole life to take off others..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28717051


No kidding! The mental sickness is deep and widespread. And look at BRIEF telling us the poor will "go crazy" when the system fails. HAHA. When they are free of "the system" they'll liberate BRIEF from his delusions and have a barbecue on his property. Ah, the simple pleasures in life,,,
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11/29/2012 07:42 PM
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Are people really trying to defend people who spend over 10% of their income (most of it welfare) on gambling?
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States across the nation rely on poor suckers to fund their spending. No, we’re not talking about taxpayers – we’re talking about lottery ticket purchasers. According to new studies, households earning $13,000 per year spend almost $1,170 per year on lottery tickets – 9 percent of total income. As it turns out, many people living in poverty make poor financial decisions.


[link to www.breitbart.com]
 Quoting: mathetes


A big win is a poor persons ONLY chance at escaping their situation in life.
 Quoting: Kirk


That's bullshit...they need to change their thinking and poor habits and they can climb out of poverty...it's just easier to throw your hands up and say fuck it I'll just play the lottery...
 Quoting: BRIEF


they don't have your skills. They are unable to compete - A true story might help here. A nice lady was widowed and got 90,000 life insurance. She said (no bullshit) another 10,000 and I would be a millionaire. So there you have it - a no hoper.
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
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States across the nation rely on poor suckers to fund their spending. No, we’re not talking about taxpayers – we’re talking about lottery ticket purchasers. According to new studies, households earning $13,000 per year spend almost $1,170 per year on lottery tickets – 9 percent of total income. As it turns out, many people living in poverty make poor financial decisions.


[link to www.breitbart.com]
 Quoting: mathetes


Always knocking the poor. While I agree that the odds are definitely not in their favor, it is a rational decision: the off chance of getting out of poverty gives hope....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28694200


I'm not knocking the poor for buying lotto tickets, I'm knocking these poor idiots who spend almost 10% of their income on lotto. Save some money, buy your kids some better food, get a fricking education, but don't squander 10% of your income on the lotto
 Quoting: mathetes


It's not that they spend it all at once. And face it, poor parents can NEVER fund private education -- the kids are on their own. Savings? haha.

I'll describe this rational decision. Imagine this: everytime they go shopping with the kids they have to deny them sweets, fast food, toys, games, and everything else they might demand. So what simple pleasure will suffice? Buy a lottery ticket,,, it's a game so the kids love it,,, and alot of times you win, not much but watch those little eyes light up!, And shit!, you never know there might be a big payoff and easy street out of poverty.

It's pathetic life for some people, but it is a rational decision....
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I seriously doubt this is true, people making a thousand dollars a month, do not spend $100 per month in lottery tickets.

This is rich snob propoganda.
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Are people really trying to defend people who spend over 10% of their income (most of it welfare) on gambling?
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The fact is there is no possibility to escape poverty. You are stuck there,,,
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I seriously doubt this is true, people making a thousand dollars a month, do not spend $100 per month in lottery tickets.

This is rich snob propoganda.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28673702


Probably. The numbers sound wrong,,, yet the "tax on hope" exists...
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Are people really trying to defend people who spend over 10% of their income (most of it welfare) on gambling?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26646277


The fact is there is no possibility to escape poverty. You are stuck there,,,
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28694200


I did, but then again I went into the military, got an education, and then a job when I got out.
I guess I should have just spent all of my money on lottery tickets and malt liquor.
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And the same govt. that would kick down your door for an illegal card game 30 years ago is now laughing all the way to the bank.
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these snotty rich people living off federal taxes are waging a war on the poor, because they feel their are cutting into their share of the federal slop trough.

6 out of the 10 richest counties are in Maryland and virginia, around Washington, DC, because that's where all the trillions of federal tax money goes, not to poor people, to rich people. The average government worker make $116,000 dollars a year.....and they want MORE. They want the poor people's money, too.

Defense contractors are pissed they can't afford to start a war with Iran, so they want to take away all the medicare and social security and welfare so they can blow people up in Iran.

They seriously want to throw them all out into the streets, so they can murder Americans, also, even more fun to be had.
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Are people really trying to defend people who spend over 10% of their income (most of it welfare) on gambling?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26646277


The fact is there is no possibility to escape poverty. You are stuck there,,,
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28694200


I did, but then again I went into the military, got an education, and then a job when I got out.
I guess I should have just spent all of my money on lottery tickets and malt liquor.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26646277


Well, yes, young independent people have more than pathetic hope.
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Bottom line. Spending 10% of ones salary on gambling is fucking stupid.
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Rush Limbaugh talks 3 hours a day everyday about poor people buying lottery tickets and alcohol and cigarettes, yet he probably spends $50,000 a year on illegal drugs and oxycontin. The neocons know this and still take him seriously which proves they are full of blind hatred for poor people, truly sick and the purestm, distilled essence of the Anti-Christ spirit.

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