Quote: Originally Posted by GreenFish66
I'm sorry Locutus ..I hardly ever give thumbs down..But...Man...The premise of this thread/Your notion/resources/research are just ludicrous.
I am beginning to agree with DamnGrumpy way too often..Think I Even Gotta Grey Hair Comin' in! ..(.)
Feel Free to find something ridiculous I have posted and do the same...
Don't be sorry, I'm over the hurt.
To his credit, the NYT writer offered this tweet:
"My column about US domestic poverty acknowledges that conservatives have a point about dependency"
And comments about that such as these drive the point home:
Exactly what Hayek's 'The Road to Serfdom' says..that it 'creates a degree of dependence scarcely distinguishable from slavery'.
And 'that utopian agenda of democratic socialism leads inevitably to 'equality in servitude and dependence on that central state'..
A strange phenomena that. Who would have imagined that if you reward people to fail - they will.
Yes. It's amazing. Pay
people to behave a certain way and in all likelyhood that is how they will behave
Good grief. I almost don't want to knock the guy. At least he's admitting that being "a liberal" might be an issue. He could have obfuscated it. Maybe it's like an alchoholic admitting he has a problem or somehing.
(We all realize, of course, that it's because the sort of people who write Big Long Meaningful Essays for the NYT actually have never met any screwed-up-poor type people outside of what's basically an Anthropology feld-trip that they can be so fetchingly naive and clueless, right?)
"The welfare state, if you build it, they will come"
This writer should foccus on the habitual 'abusers' of 'free money'. Start at the top - the Fed, the Military Complex, Union heads, politicians, public servants.....