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Bled dry by the New Class
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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Posted By:mikkins2, 7/8/2014 9:34:40 AM

Life is hard. It´s harder still when an entire class of people with their hands out stands between you and success. Unfortunately, that´s increasingly the problem, all around the world. A recent New York Times piece tells the story of a Greek woman´s efforts to survive that country´s financial collapse. After losing her job, she tried to start a pastry business, only to find the regulatory environment impossible. Among other things, they wanted her to pay the business´s first two years of taxes up front, before it had taken in a cent. When the business failed, her lesson was this: "I,

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The arithmetic is easy.

The more people who have to rely on the government, the more people needed to administer to them, and the more taxpayer money controlled by politicians to pay for it all.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 7/8/2014 9:38:15 AM     (No. 9915011)

One thing that has always amazed me is the anger and ingratitude of the takers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/8/2014 9:48:35 AM     (No. 9915025)

Government corruption is rampant across the world. The U.S. is very competitive and has taught others the nuances. Government officials live well, contemptuous of the people.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/8/2014 9:53:43 AM     (No. 9915037)

#1, you may not have had similar experiences with a group of employees. Just try reducing the amount of the Christmas bonus during a financially difficult year.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/8/2014 10:08:11 AM     (No. 9915056)

A fundamental presumption of Liberal/Socialist ideology is that recipients of income transfers are not subjects of compassion or receiving charity. But claiming their natural right to a fair share of the ill gotten wealth of exploiters.
Only in today´s US the ´exploiters´ are hard working, salt of the earth middle classes already reeling under taxes working for equally struggling employers coping with crippling regulations.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rather Read, 7/8/2014 10:34:36 AM     (No. 9915103)

So true. I work in higher education. The number of administrators has increased by a staggering figure and so has the number of adjunct faculty.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: woodenleg, 7/8/2014 11:20:09 AM     (No. 9915155)

One more time with feeling……….It is not in the best interest of the liberal/left to have a economically robust and independent middle class for the simple reason, they might vote Republican.
Keep a large segment of your population poor and dependent on government subsidy that they control and they will have power forever.
Fidel Castro made everyone equal……he made everyone poor.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/8/2014 2:18:17 PM     (No. 9915455)

Someone I know has fallen on very hard times--losing their job, spouse bedridden and terminally ill, etc.

They tell me that when they applied for one program, the clerk gives them a long list of other programs they are automatically entitled to, from HEAP (heat) to Obamaphones to food stamps, etc.

I don´t begrudge this truly needy family, but it´s easy to see how this system can be abused.

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