Are there no work houses?
“decrease the surplus population”...Malthus, Darwin...the source of all the UN population control angle...yes, it’s that old. Modern eugenics starts here.
I always enjoyed this part of the book. It endeared me to ol’ Scrooge.
At least these guys were asking for money and not taking like modern libs.
“Are there no prisons?” asked Pelosi.
“Plenty of prisons,” said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.
“And the Union workhouses?” demanded Pelosi. “Are they still in operation?” “They are. Still,” returned the gentleman, “I wish I could say they were not.”
(from “A Health Care Bill”, 2009)
Exactly why coercive philanthropy can never work.