But I am saying that welfare breeds idleness and despair, and in some cases it enables reprehensible behavior (as seen by this story about a couple of disgusting leeches who wanted to impregnate a 12-year old girl in hopes of getting a bigger handout).
For those interested, this video looks at the broader issue of welfare, and it includes this graph showing how the so-called War on Poverty has probably resulted in more destitution.
And here’s one final story, from the U.K., about the horrible human cost of the welfare state.
But this is an understatement, an entirely inadequate phrase to capture my feelings about how the NAACP and the teachers’ union have joined forces to undermine educational opportunities for minority children.
There are honest left-wingers, who are misguided but genuinely wish to make America a better place. But that’s definitely not the right way to describe people who put the narrow interests of teacher unions ahead of helping disadvantaged kids.
This new video from Reason TV has the sordid details.