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Who Really Cares About the Poor?

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 5:21 AM
Restoreliberty- While I admire your courage in posting those thoughts (starting at 4:56AM), I hope you're ready to defend yourself against the inevitable charges of racism. And Corporate welfare?... HA (sarc). Those businesses are not receiving welfare, they are doing an important service to, er, I mean FOR this nation. So what if the owners are politically connected? SOMEONE would be stealing. er, I mean EARNING this money, so why not them?
Hard Thought Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 7:38 AM
Making a product and selling it for what the customer is willing to pay is not "stealing". It is producing.

If everybody stopped producing goods and services, where would you get anything you didn't make or grow yourself?

Capitalism favors the rich. Socialism helps the poor. These are core beliefs of almost everybody on the left, including our president. Ah, but it turns out that this worldview is completely wrong.

Economists associated with the Fraser Institute and the Cato Institute have actually found a way to measure "economic freedom" and investigate what difference it makes in 141 countries around the world. This work has been in progress for several decades now and the evidence is stark. Economies that rely on private property, free markets and free trade, and avoid high taxes, regulation and inflation, grow more rapidly than...