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How Government Handouts Create Life-Sapping Dependency

Hamilcar Barca Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 9:25 AM
If Ms. Cogan comes to me for assistance, I can decide how to help her. If she goes to the government for assistance, other people will decide how to help her - with my money. Charity = Voluntary Welfare = Theft

Remember Julia, the mythical moocher created by the Obama campaign to show the joys of government dependency? As illustrated by this Ramirez cartoon, Julia symbolizes the entitlement mentality.

Unfortunately, there are many real-life Julias.

I wrote a couple of years ago about Olga, a Greek woman who petulantly believed that government was responsible for her empty life.

But we don’t know any details about Olga other than her desire to mooch, so the best...