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Subject: Re: Dumb poll, dumber people Date: 12/9/2012 1:47 PM
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Well, that's what you think my response would be.

No, that's what societies response has been.

That's your personal principles and I have no quarrel with them. But what's the outcome if we enforce them on everybody?

How would you enforce personal responsibility? I guess by not bailing them out. If someone lives beyond their means and has their home repossessed, that would be enforced. When it comes to having too many kids, well, we have programs for that. I guess one argument for would be why should we punish the kids for the parents bad choices when they had no say in the matter. The corollary might be why should we punish the tax payers for the poor choices of others when they had no say in it.

Looks to me like a low standard of living for teachers – low enough to cause the good ones to drop out.

How so? They get a good salary. They get benefits. They get a nice pension. They also get plenty of time off in which they can make more money if they choose. There are a lot of people who would love to have those things.


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