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Feds Want to Help You-Whether You Want Help or Not

Feds Want to Help You--Whether You Want Help or Not

The FDA is trying to give food stamps to people who do not want or need them.

A. Barton Hinkle | July 25, 2012

There are two powerful reasons for giving government aid to the poor, one good and one bad. It alleviates human suffering, which is good. And it increases dependence on government, which is bad.

Or at least it is bad if you believe in virtues such as personal responsibility and self-reliance. On the other hand, if you are (let us say) a Democratic congressman or a bureaucrat in the Department of Health and Human Services, then swelling the rolls of those who need your help could be a very good thing indeed. At least for you.

Read more: http://reason.com/archives/2012/07/25/feds-want-to-help-you-...



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