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An Honest Liberal Confronts the Problem of Government Dependency

kday Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:15 AM
Maybe even try working. God helps those who help themselves....

I’ve written and pontificated about the problem of government-created dependency and how the welfare state traps people in poverty.

I also shared this dramatic chart showing how redistribution programs create shockingly high implicit marginal tax rates for those with modest incomes.

But when a liberal writer for the New York Times basically comes to the same conclusion, that’s a sign that there may finally be some consensus about the...