Re: Ron Paul's vision fer old peoples and children...
It would add to your argument if Ben Franklin really said that, but he didn't.
Originally Posted by ericams2786
Please tell me HOW social security or Medicare is a handout? They are social insurance programs. If you smash up your car, do you consider the insurance company paying for the repairs a 'handout'?
It is sad the brainwashing that is going on in this country. Until recently, the word 'entitlement' referred to aristocrats. Aristocrats had titles, and they thought that they were thereby entitled to various things, particularly the deference of the common people.
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith