Rebirth of Reason

Quotes: Davidson, James Dale

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"Mass democracy leads to control of government by its 'employees.' But wait ... there are many more voters than there are persons on the government payroll. How could it be possible for employees to dominate under such conditions? The welfare state emerged to answer exactly this quandry. Since there were not otherwise enough employees to create a working majority, increasing numbers of voters were effectively put on the payroll to receive transfer payments of all kinds. In effect, the recipients of transfer payments and subsidies became pseudogovernment employees who were able to dispense with the bother of reporting every day to work."
James Dale Davidson
"The Sovereign Individual", page 126

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When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.
James Dale Davidson
National Taxpayers' Union

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(Added by G. Stolyarov II on 4/16/2004, 9:04pm)
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