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It seems that the best thing the governments could do would be to change the recipients of their subsidies from the rich to the poor (the not-rich). We've lived too long under aristocratic rule, and it just hasn't worked out.
by bil on Wed Feb 20th, 2008 at 10:09:16 AM EST
<calvinist>But you can't subsidize the poor: that promotes laziness!</calvinist>

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Feb 20th, 2008 at 10:12:31 AM EST
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<socialist worker> and by  subsidising the rich they all do nothing but work? </socialist worker>

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Feb 20th, 2008 at 10:21:08 AM EST
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