Wednesday, May 23, 2007

So True

Came across this quote from P.J O'Rourke:
Social Security is a government program with a constituency made up of the old, the near old and those who hope or fear to grow old. After 215 years of trying, we have finally discovered a special interest that includes 100 percent of the population. Now we can vote ourselves rich.
which reminded us of Frederic Bastiat's great line:
Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
It took the efficiencies and foresight of the politicians of the 20th Century to live at the expense of the future and one's descendents...

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