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Sowell: ‘Enough Money’

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Posted on May 18 2010 8:30 am
Liz Blaine is a financial analyst, author and freelance writer on finance, economics and politics. Follow her on Twitter and her blog Liz Blaine.
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By: Thomas Sowell

One of the many shallow statements that sound good — if you don’t stop and think about them — is that “at some point, you have made enough money.”

The key word in this statement, made recently by Pres. Barack Obama, is “you.” There is nothing wrong with my deciding how much money is enough for me or your deciding how much money is enough for you, but when politicians think that they should be deciding how much money is enough for other people, that is starting down a very slippery slope.

Politicians with the power to determine each citizen’s income are no longer public servants. They are public masters.

Read more at National Review

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