Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pet Peeve

From time to time in conversation I will hear somebody say "well, the government can pay for that." Granted, the government should in fact provide certain services and carry out certain functions. But in the persons assertion that the "government can pay for that" there seems to be the presumption that the government has its own money. It does not. Rather it has other people's money, which it takes through coercive measures (not that it isn't necessary up to a point).

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