Last edited by Lerxst; 08-06-10 at 09:09 PM.
I would imagine the net result of that spending will be no change at all.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
For example, amnesty is more popular in California than say Michigan.
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
In the US we have a DECLINING birth rate, probably there are many reasons why this is so, someone else may care to promote those.
The only sections of the population with birth increases are African Americans/Hispanics/Chinese/Immigrants in general.
Oh boy, 600 million.
What was it we sent to Africa to combat AIDS? Ten Billion?
How much is the debt this year, mostly because of social spending? A Trillion, isn't it?
Yeah, 600 mil, whoo-wee....
Pardon me. I've been contemplating our debt while we argue about whether people on food stamps should be allowed to buy soda...
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius