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Saving America From The “Make Somebody Else Pay” Mindset

SteveTate Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 10:03 AM
The family is heavily in debt and the parent decides it's time to cut back on the spending. He tells the teenager he has to give up his credit card, because the teenager has not been using it responsibly. The teenager is angry and screams, "You're doing this because you hate me!" That's right. We're telling the President he has to quit spending so much, so we must hate him.
“I don’t know what ‘moral grounds’ you think you’re standing on, but as far as I am concerned, what you’re saying is very immoral…”

I was an interview guest last month, and the radio talk show host was asking me about the looming fiscal cliff. In the midst of discussing how our government must cut spending, the host had noted the title of my latest book – “The Virtues Of Capitalism, A Moral Case For Free Markets” – and after a few minutes of discussion, asked “do you mind if we take a phone call, Austin?”

Sometimes that...

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