Wednesday, January 25, 2017

- When Welfare Works

Welfare, that is … a government funded program designed to alleviate temporary hardship for women and those families where the household head is a woman, is a really great and workable idea, so long as the people accepting it are ashamed of doing so.

We were talking about this over dinner tonight. Think about it. How many east Asians do you imagine are on welfare? Your first instinct is to probably say zero, but there are 300 million people in this country so there has to be a few. But how many do you think are making their living off of it? With 300 million people there are probably a few of them too, but not nearly enough to make the whole system unworkable.

In fact, welfare probably works for white people too if we can simply bring back that sense of shame to the Ozark folks who have learned to abuse the system in the same way that blacks and Latinos have. Which is to say that not all liberal ideas would necessarily be bad ideas. Or at least they wouldn't be so bad as to be totally unpalatable. The only issue is that they only work if they are only for "us".

I’m not proposing legislation or anything here. I’m just tossing it out there.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

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