Friday, January 12, 2007

Quote of the day: Thomas Sowell

"The next time somebody says that the government is forced to intervene in the economy to protect the poor, ask why the government is forcing taxpayers to subsidize municipal golf courses, the ballet, opera and - the biggest subsidy of all - surrounding affluent communities with vast amounts of expensive 'open space.'"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why yes, Mr. Sowell, the government should immediately withdraw all aid or "subsidy" to the poor because it's clear that "the poor" is a monolithic concept, probably based in genetic deficiencies and/or microcultural backwardness, their eternal presence in society is acknowledged in the Gospels by the Son of God, and the less money in circulation in the domestic economy the better.