Saturday, May 28, 2005

Need, Greed and Compassion

Columnist Jonah Goldberg's recent column on the lack of control of the government spending rings so true. It a little tongue in cheek in some areas, but the point is clearly made. Read it here.

The problem so far has been, simply, politicians like spending other people's
money. As one wag put in the 1980s, "Today, wanting someone else's money is
called 'need,' wanting to keep your own money is called 'greed,' and
'compassion' is when politicians arrange the transfer." Nothing could be more
true of life today under Big Government Conservatism.

Bingo! Big Government Conservatism. Isn't that a bit of an oxymoron?

Just a thought.


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