Friday, July 15, 2011

Somebody Is Going to be Less Well Off

It's impossible.  You can't make everyone happy.  If you could, we could just have the government make us all millionaires and no one would have to do any work.  Sorry, but it doesn't work that way.  So, when we have to cut $4-5 trillion in spending, someone is going to be hurt.  Sorry Barry.  That's just the way it is.  Now, just because someone may be hurt by the cuts, does that mean they don't need to happen? 

Well, no.  We have to prioritize and ask ourselves a fundamental question about fairness.  Is it fair to take the fruits of another's labor, by force if necessary, and distribute that to those who have done nothing more than to exist to deserve it?  Is the recipient better off receiving that stolen property or would they be better off if you encouraged them to earn their own livelihood?  Asked another way: If you took away the incentive to do nothing, would a man in fact, be encouraged to do SOMETHING?

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