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I realize that part of the myth that liberalism depends on is that elite libs are so much smarter than the masses that the elite must be given the power to run the lives of the benighted.
You can call this crap poverty amelioration but the fact remains we spend a lot more than 1 percent on handouts and that includes all the crap that the indolent middle class has come to expect-such as paying artificially low federal income taxes for the stuff they demand.
the fact is, we have too much government
we have too many people who expect too much from government
and far too many people who expect others to pay for what they want from government