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Posted on 02/24/2009 4:40:24 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
Subject: Daschle, Rangel, Dodd and Bertrand de Juvenal
I picked up De Juvenals The Ethics of Redistribution and came across this timely quote in the introduction:
We may well wonder which of these two closely linked phenomena is predominant: whether it is redistribution or centralization. We may ask ourselves whether what we are dealing with is not a political even more than a social phenomenon. This political phenomenon consists in the demolition of the class enjoying independent means and in the massing of means in the hands of managers. This results in a transfer of power from individuals to officials, who tend to constitute a new ruling class as against that which is being destroyed. And there is a faint but quite perceptible trend toward immunity for this new class from some part of the fiscal measures directed at the former.
The Haves should provide the CANNOTs with a handout. That would include the very young, the very old, the disabled, the mentally ill, etc.
The Haves should provides the HaveNots with a hand out if needed in the short term, but then a hand up, turning the HaveNots into more Haves.
The Haves should not provide the WillNots with anything; they've made their own choice.
> The Haves should not provide the WillNots with anything; they’ve made their own choice.
No, the Haves should provide the WillNots with a swift kick up the West End for failing to carry their fair share of the CanNots and HaveNots.
Otherwise, this is a great analysis!
I have a better idea. Redistribute power and control from Washington bact to the States.
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