I deal in realities and not something that makes you all touchy a feely like the economic simpletons fiveapples and politbouro. Just call this great quote “The Audacity of Reality”
– MFriedman“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
There aren’t many, if any, policies that Shosh, 5apps, Politburo, seand, phillycat or any of the other of the lefties on the board advocate for, that they can point to that show positive results. Here we are discussing dependency, poverty, etc. We have thrown over $1T @ the War on Poverty (thru taxation and theft of property) and what has it accomplished? It has gotten worse yet they want more of it.
Great, we’ll get even more poverty, more dependence, more borrowing enslaving us and more importantly our children, more govt programs/spending and waste, more taxation, more destroyed citizens, families, communities, work ethic/effort, character, as we continue to undermine the notion of freedom, liberty and prosperity.
And the real scary thing is how so many people can be so economically illiterate and actually think this is all healthy and sustainable. They still aren’t competent enough to understand that borrowing from the future to consume today isn’t an economic model that works (I won’t even go into the morality of it). Theoretically, for it to be of any benefit, it has to be spent productively which most sane people understand government is incapable of doing.
One of the most sinister, Marxist locutions to come out of the left in America is the effort to re-label consumption as investment yet you see it on this board daily.