Sooner or later we've got to tie the saving of the natural world to our own public welfare.
The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future.
The welfare culture tells the man he is not a necessary part of the family; he feels dispensable, his wife knows he is dispensable, his children sense it.
This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added
We were on welfare when we were kids. Thanks for reminding me of that
Once the government becomes the supplier of people's needs, there is no limit to the needs that will be claimed as a basic right
The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else
But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime
Never could an increase of comfort or security be a sufficient good to be bought at the price of liberty.
Subsidies entail politiciansí taking the citizenís paycheck and then using it to buy his submission.
If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.
A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear
The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State.
I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away
And here we encounter the seeds of government disaster and collapse -- the kind that wrecked ancient Rome and every other civilization that allowed a socio political monster called the welfare state to exist
...the case for individual freedom rests largely on the recognition of the inevitable and universal ignorance of all of us concerning a great many of the factors on which the achievements of our ends and welfare depend
The root of the evil... lay not in corruption but in the system which bred it, the alliance between industrialists and politicians which produced benefits in the form of tariffs, public lands, and federal subsidies
The human race divides itself politically into those who want to be controlled, and those who have no such desire
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