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Saving America From The “Make Somebody Else Pay” Mindset

Pheron Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 6:55 PM
Would it be moral for a person to take out a huge 50 year loan and have in their agreement that if they died or were unable to pay it, their children would have to pay the loan back or their childrens' children...etc. That is what this country is doing and I can not understand why they do not see it. Its not a policitcal party proplem, it is a national problem.
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 9:38 PM
Very good. It is even worse than that though. We have been making token payments on our entitlements for many years, then taken the money out to fund what are essentially vacations for ourselves. Then we quit working and demand that our children and grand children support us. They owe us--we passed laws that say they do.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 7:00 PM
Very good point, Pheron.

Is it moral for me to enter your home and steal all your money? No. Then is it okay for me to steal 50% of your money? No When is it okay for the grubrmnt to do the same? Answer, NEVER.
“I don’t know what ‘moral grounds’ you think you’re standing on, but as far as I am concerned, what you’re saying is very immoral…”

I was an interview guest last month, and the radio talk show host was asking me about the looming fiscal cliff. In the midst of discussing how our government must cut spending, the host had noted the title of my latest book – “The Virtues Of Capitalism, A Moral Case For Free Markets” – and after a few minutes of discussion, asked “do you mind if we take a phone call, Austin?”

Sometimes that...

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