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Old 08-19-2009, 12:10 PM   #27
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Default Re: New Lies for Old

Originally Posted by revefsreleets View Post
The problem with blaming the initiator of acts that become permanent or entrenched is that the initial acts were usually necessary. Look at Welfare. Clinton reformed it and made it look much more like what it was supposed to be (temporary relief), something like relief plans that date back to the Roman Empire. Obama rolled that reform back, though. ANY government plan can be abused and misused...
Well stated. The War on Poverty could fall into the same category. Poor people today are far better off than they were 40-50 years ago, but those programs should have had an expiration date. You have to change your playbook from time to time.
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