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Subject:  Re: Help! My Social Security is in Lucent Date:  7/31/2001  12:36 PM
Author:  UncaMikey Number:  46835 of 875624

BTW, I could have given a perhaps even better example of a government social program that promotes responsibility - the G.I Bill of Rights.

I think it was just "G.I. Bill" -- and I agree. Others might include subsidies and grants for universities and community colleges, and the tax break on mortgages, to promote home ownership. The Earned Income Credit, perhaps? It encourages people to work rather than receive welfare.

I am not sure I agree, but things like farm subsidies are rationalized by saying that the recipients are harmed by things beyond their control, weather and foreign markets.

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