Skip to comments.Even Scandinavian Welfare States Realize Too Much Dependency and Too Many Handouts Are Destructive
Posted on 09/02/2013 6:08:09 AM PDT by Kaslin
Were making a tiny bit of progress in the battle against the welfare state. No, policy hasnt changed yet, but at least theres growing recognition that maybe, just maybe, its not a good idea to pay people not to work. Particularly when you trap them in lives of dependency and despair and undermine progress in the fight against poverty.
This chart shows that various handouts discourage low-income people from earning more money, and a recent blockbuster study from a couple of my colleagues at the Cato Institute revealed that welfare pays more than entry-level employment in dozens of states.
And a growing number of people are now aware that theres been an explosion of food stamp dependency, so one hopes that all this knowledge eventually will translate into a new round of welfare reform.
Why am I optimistic? Well, because awareness already is leading to change in some very unexpected places. Even Scandinavian nations are realizing that there has to be a limit to incentive-killing and taxpayer-sapping redistribution.
Here are some excerpts from a remarkable Bloomberg report about developments in Denmark.
(Excerpt) Read more at finance.townhall.com ...
But it will work this time. It will work because 0bama and his handlers are smarter than everyone else who failed to make it work. sheeesh
Socialism: Let’s Give It One More Chance!
We’re bound to get it right this time.
Methinks most of our Governors and ‘representatives’ in DC know full well how destructive it is.