8 Feb 2012


* I agree with this, but I also think it's fine for government to smooth our way by taxing us when we work to pay for OUR education when we are young and OUR pensions when we are old. By that, I mean government programs that are open to everyone but used according to age or need (poverty, healthcare) are better than programs marked for special interests (by industry, geography, etc.). While agreeing with false claims of "compassion," I also see a benefit from a basic -- and easy to access -- safety net. Most existing programs are far too complex.