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Old 12-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #83
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Originally Posted by patteeu View Post
The problem with our welfare state isn't so much the people who receive it as it is the perverse incentives that it creates. Well-intentioned people created a system that does much harm through unintended consequences. Stupid people don't recognize this and keep sending politicians who want to double down on this approach back to Washington.

"Don't Feed the Bears" read the signs in our national parks. If we give wild animals food, they become dependent and forget how to get their own food.

It is a great system for creating a vote block based in fear of having their freebies taken away though.
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