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One thing though.

That would be entirely true if this were a court with a respect for the rule of law. But it's not. So let me be the first with shallow morality to suggest otherwise. You're still thinking this is a problem of the welfare state, but it's a actually a symptom of the warfare state. The disaster relief is not the consequence of a government's misplaced virtues. They're not trying to get votes or justify their existence. They are tyrants that are trying to conquer the people. They are trying to bribe up some muscle so that they can retain power and turn the people into slaves. It's a return to the feudal system and they need the mob onside to steer the peasants. You can't take some high road here. There isn't one. It's all bad. If he could take all the money and burn it, we'd all be better off.