Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
We can make the excuse that everything we do to combat this is going to be hard so we shouldn't do it. We can do that until the consequences wreak havoc and cause far more damage than the mitigation would have costed. Or we can be responsible, put a few bucks aside for the future and give our children a world that was hopefully at least as decent as the one we inherited.
either way, what Obama is proposing isn't the way i'd choose to do it.
Last edited by vesper; 06-02-14 at 12:11 PM.