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Welfare State

November 28, 2011

Via NJ.com

Number of N.J. residents receiving food stamps doubled in last four years

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STATEWIDE— The number of New Jersey residents receiving food stamps has doubled in the past four years and is at its highest level in more than a decade as the nation’s still sputtering economy continues to take its toll on the poorest residents of the Garden State, state and federal data show.

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California welfare recipients withdrew $1.8 million at casino ATMs

 

First, then, State Socialism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by the government, regardless of individual choice.
Benjamin Tucker

 

Socialism and the Welfare State

The dangers of the Welfare State are 1) it often is unjust in  taking lawful property from individuals through excessive taxation, 2) it substitutes the collective judgment of the government for the freedom and judgment of the individual  3) it discourages initiative and entrepreneurship by individuals, and 4) it leads to excessive government power and hence corruption.

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When you implement “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need,” magically, everyone starts having quite a lot of need and very little ability.

Click the link at the end of this sentence for a more in-depth explanation of why socialism doesn’t work.

 

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