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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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February 4, 2016

“Capitalists have the tendency to move towards those countries in which there is plenty of labor available and at which labor is reasonable. And by the fact that they bring capital into these countries, they bring about a trend toward higher wage rates.”

Ludwig von Mises

“Government bailouts are like potato chips: you can’t stop with just one.”

Thomas Sowell

“When have handouts ever worked?  In the United States, we learned that welfare for our own citizens not only turned into a debilitating crutch, it created more or less permanent underclass.”

Linda Chavez

“Anyplace market forces have been artificially removed by the government there is a total absence of incentives, competition, effective oversight, cost controls and so on.”

Ann Coulter

“Government doesn’t work. That’s the first lesson we must learn if we want to improve society.”

Harry Brown

“The essential quality of a free economy is that it cannot be planned. It leaves the solution of problems to the inspiration of the individuals in the untrammeled population. When something approaching a free economy has existed, it has always worked better than the schemes of any planners.”

Thomas H. Barber

January 7, 2016

“If it be taught that all who are born have a right to support on the land, whatever be their number, and that there is no occasion to exercise any prudence in the affair of marriage so as to check this number, the temptations, according to all the known principles of human nature, will inevitably be yielded to, and more and more will gradually become dependent on parish assistance.”

Thomas Malthus

“What made some enterprises develop into ‘big business’ was precisely their success in filling the best demand of the masses.”

Ludwig von Mises

“Capitalism is a belief that nobody is wise enough and knows enough to control the lives of other people. When each person buys, sells, consumes, produces, saves, and spends at will, ‘the miracle of the market’ enables everyone to benefit.”

Perry Gresham

“The typical local government agenda has these goals: finding ways to get more tax dollars, improving the pay and benefit packages of those who work for government, hiring more staff, securing additional powers for those who run the government implementing more rules that dictate how citizens can live while reducing the number of rules that govern those who run the government.”

Steven Greehut

“Better to build orphanages than prisons.”

James Cook