"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Nation of Takers

Tipping point yet?

There aren't 100 million people in America who don't have a cell phone, or Internet access, or a flat-screen TV, or cable/satellite TV service, or a car.   And these figures, as the chart notes, don't include the legions who absorb Medicare and Social Security dollars.  

We have become a nation of takers.   But, as the saying goes, the problem with socialism is that you inevitably run out of other people's money.   If we are all takers, who will be the givers?

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