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Big Lies in Politics

senderlein Wrote: May 22, 2012 8:13 PM
Why is there always somebody who feels compelled to take credit away from the person who has earned it and give it to God?
The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy them, and only in the short run. The current outbreaks of riots in Europe show what happens when the truth catches up with both the politicians and the people in the long run.

Among the biggest lies of the welfare states on both sides of the Atlantic is the notion that the government can supply the people with things they want but cannot afford. Since the government...