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Comment: it is one thing

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it is one thing

To receive a centrally planned retirement check that you have paid into all your life. It is completely different to think that it would be rational or consistent with principles of liberty to receive a government hand out. Most people on food stamps pay no taxes. Its part of the "contract" of social security that you be paid back some of the money that was stolen from you. There is no such contract with these other welfare programs. There is no limit to what you receive from these programs, nor do you have to do anything before you receive from them.