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An Honest Liberal Confronts the Problem of Government Dependency

loadstar Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:51 AM
Essentially, Obama carried by huge margins these groups: youth vote (now 19% of the total), Hispanic vote (now up to 10%), and women...and of course 93% of the lock step voting blacks (13% of the vote). There was simply enough of the ignorant and naive/gullible vote for Obama to overcome historical stoppers (egregious unemployment and dead economic growth) for reelection. Our socializing education system surely had a major impact on that millennial vote.

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...