They ask us to believe it takes a village to raise a child, a confession of blatant irresponsibility in itself. Some day the village will tell them to raise their own kids. One need only witness their rage when treated fairly to understand what they're after: immediate elevation to an adored nobility without constraint or responsibility. Until then they see "assistance" as assisting a conspiracy to withhold their due which, we're to imagine, condemns them to outlawry wholly alien to their nature.That second quote touches on the "secret pact" I wrote about in February: EBT: Is It Enough?
"Assistance" is now defended as an escalating bribe paid knowingly, if not cheerfully, to contain the wreckage.
Karl Denninger writes: Arithmetic: How Badly You Have Been Screwed at Market-Ticker:
This chart shows the output per hour worked for Americans across the labor force.Read it all. If this topic interests you, be sure to go read my article on Inflation at The American Thinker.
It shows that today one hour of work at the end of 2013 produces 169.8% of the output that one hour of work produced in 1980.
Now stop and read that last sentence again -- very, very slowly.
Read it as many times as you have to until you understand it.
You should have 170% of the standard of living you obtained in 1980 from one hour of labor.
Let me ask: Do you?