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Economics vs. 'Need'

Chicken George Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 9:00 AM
A couple of years ago I was deeply impacted by a chapter called "Stage one Thinking" in Dr. Sowell's book "The Thomas Sowell Reader." In it he talked about how intellectuals and especially liberals constantly put forth ideas for social engineering but never stop to consider the unintended consequences.....thus stage one thinking. Recently, the Heritage Foundation set the cost of Rubio's immigration bill at 6.3 trillion dollars. While politicians taut the need for illegal immigrants to " do the work that American want" they never speak to what those immigrants will cost the tax payer in welfare, medical care, education, and incarceration. The difference is a net deficit for the tax payer.
Joycey Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 9:24 AM
Most children grow out of stage one thinking for those that do not we let them run our country. We the People are the buffoons.
dan17 Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 9:49 AM
Would one elect the village idiot mayor? Or the town drunk Police Chief? Or a child molester... Welcome to today's America!
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 9:10 AM
Often the consequences are indeed intended. Many policies are weapons for destroying American free enterprise, private property, & individual freedom.
Joycey Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 9:21 AM
From now on I am going to assume that is the reason. These people are grown ups. They are without excuse. If they do not understand BASIC ECONOMICS they have no business in office messing with our economy.