After listening to the right wing talk about self-reliance and hard work, I wonder how these guys and gals would feel if they ever had to choose between baby formula and a flu shot. There’s a fine line between a welfare state that encourages people to be less productive and providing the basic building blocks that allow people to go out and do the things they need to get a bigger piece of the pie. I suppose that I (and fellow voters) would feel much more secure if the far-right actually came out and admitted what the policies they espouse are designed to do: old people dying in the street, higher infant mortality, debtors prisons, resurgence of long-dormant plagues — you get the point. Then, we’d never have to worry about one of these types ever getting elected.
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