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How Government Handouts Create Life-Sapping Dependency

RMan3 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 5:04 PM
Thanks, Pistol. I was just about to write the same thing. On top of that, the Cogans of this world will then teach their children how to follow in their footsteps. It's just a cycle of dependency and laziness handed down from generation to generation. I don't ask Ms. Cogan to feed and clothe my kids. She needs to grow up and be a responsible adult. As a parent, I alone am responsible for my children.

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...