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An Honest Liberal Confronts the Problem of Government Dependency

Sonors Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:04 AM
I know a couple who recently went to sign up for Social Security. They are both in their early 60's. The room was packed. He and his wife were the only ones in the office over the age of 30. Something is seriously wrong with this picture.

I’ve written and pontificated about the problem of government-created dependency and how the welfare state traps people in poverty.

I also shared this dramatic chart showing how redistribution programs create shockingly high implicit marginal tax rates for those with modest incomes.

But when a liberal writer for the New York Times basically comes to the same conclusion, that’s a sign that there may finally be some consensus about the...