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Pinhead Bureaucrats Threaten Family with Possible Prison Sentence for Rescuing a Baby Deer

Lars795 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:14 AM
As I have stated before, for those that can work and are not truly disabled (and there are a lot that get Drs statements for mostly BS reasons) or retired, should receive 75% total, no cash, of what someone makes with a 40hr, minimum wage job, after taxes, per week. Do that and they'll be begging for work even as s_it shovelers.

As a public finance economist, I normally focus on big-picture arguments against excessive government.

If the public sector is too large, for instance, that undermines economic growth by diverting resources from the productive sector of the economy.

The damage is then compounded by a needlessly destructive and punitive tax system.

But I’ve also discovered that it helps to personalize the analysis by pointing out examples of ridiculous and wasteful behavior by government.