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Libbies several years ago: Employers dumping employees into goobermint plans is AWFUL! The goobermint must prevent this! Libbies today: Employers dumping employees into goobermint plans is a GREAT DEAL for those employees! The goobermint must encourage this! In other words, libbies are unencumbered by principle - of any sort. Not that that's actually "news" to thinking adults. - Snark
Actually, "Yeah he be right. Sho' nuff!" - Snark
Well, who KNEW? Wi-Fi is a "human right." Denial of broadband access - for free, natch - is now recognized to be "Just Like Selma!" Cue the photos of snarling dogs, and malevolent police brandishing firehoses. Cue the shameless race pimps claiming (falsely) to have "been there with" MLK Jr. Cue the endless, and meaningless, plaints about "...rich paying their fair share..." and "...spreading the wealth around..." and "...you didn't build that." Cue the balderdash with which libbies endlessly practice identity politics, convincing tens of millions that they simply cannot succeed, and should, therefore, snuggle up to the goobermint handouts which will stunt their achievements, ensure long-term poverty, and strip them of their dignity....all for the "low, low" price of reliably voting for libbies. - Sad. Ineffably sad.
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Poverty

Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 6:43 PM
Were a knowledgeable liberal (admittedly, a rarity) to respond honestly (admittedly, unlikely) he'd state that the "value" produced by the War on Poverty is a cadre of tens of millions of Americans made multi-generationally dependent upon goobermint handouts. Of course, those are reliably libbie voters. Thus, libbie politicians have succeeded in coercively taking from the productive (tend to be Republican) what they've earned in order to purchase the votes of the unproductive (tend to be libbies). While sad, antithetical to the fundamental tenets of America, and hugely injurious to both the productive and the unproductive, libbie politicians HAVE served themselves very well via this initiative. - Snark
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Poverty

Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 6:38 PM
Well said. Hayek, Friedman (Milton, not that astonishing ponce Thomas), and von Mises would be proud. - Snark
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Poverty

Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 6:22 PM
The right answer, as made abundantly clear in the article, is for the Goobermint to simply EXIT the market of setting wages. In doing so, the harm which results from the goobermint's poor perspicacity will be greatly mitigated. Let the market determine prices, and wages, and supply and demand, constrained by a bare minimum of regulation and oversight. This is the model PROVED, WORLDWIDE, over CENTURIES, most effective at improving humans' lives. GET GOOBERMINT OUT OF THE WAY! No more $22 TRILLION "wars on poverty." No more 90+ "assistance programs." No more 2,000+ page bills which spawn tens of THOUSANDS of pages of incomprehensible legalese. Vote, and vote RIGHT in November. We can at least ASPIRE to sane, adult, informed government.....but not under the libbie "leadership." That leadership is wed, irretrievably, to identity politics. It has taught minorities, the young, single women, and others that they are best served by relying on goobermint handouts. And, thus, scores of millions of lives have been blunted. Sad. Sad to be a libbie. Sad. - Snark
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Inequality Explained

Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Oct 04, 2014 11:18 AM
Yes, self-control and self-discipline are two fundamental, foundational elements of success in modern-day America. That fact, however, is very poorly received by a political party built upon identity politics, and sustained by convincing scores of millions (e.g., women, minorities) that they're "victims" who are entitled to what others have earned. Health care is a "right," housing is a "right," food is a "right," mobile phones are a "right," transportation is a "right," and on, and on, and ON AND ON. Where did the idea originate that all one's needs and desires are "rights" to be provided by coercive goobermint taking the earnings of others? Ah, well - let's just continue to decry, demonize, and punish success with confiscatory taxation, and to promote, normalize, and reward indolence, promiscuity, and dependence. That's the certain path to libbie utopia!
Maybe all the gun owners' fingerprints were on Lois Lerner's hard drive - or one of the other half-dozen libbies' hard drives that conveniently crashed..... ..without a "smidgen of corruption," natch! - Snark
Well, is anyone really surprised? The libbie goobermint bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., have long considered the public as serfs which exist to serve the bureaucrats. Forward, libbies!
You forgot to regurgitate about the Koch Brothers. Better fix that.
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