Skip to main content
Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 7
Here is my evil side: liberals can call me a selfish bitch, but if I am going to share my "riches", it will be with my family and charities of my choice, not some ne'er-do-well who refuses to keep a job.

where a lot of the 'contention' lies

a famous Judge (i forget which) said that the [criminal justice ] system is set-up under the principle that it's better to let ten guilty men go free than to execute one innocent. And that's as it should be.

something similar ,IMO, can be said about welfare -- better to feed ten ne'er-do-wells than to let one needy family starve.

"conservatives" want to flip those ratios (and have largely succeeded over the past few decades)

"liberals" want to maybe extend those ratios (especially now that the functional ratio is near 1-1)

"conservatives" seem to think nearly everyone (but themselves?) are ne'er-do-wells ; "liberals" seem to think ne'er-do-wells are rare.



-
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.