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Liberals Assume Infinite Money

Posted on August 10 2010 8:00 pm
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One of the things about liberals that always strikes me is that they seem to start with the assumption that we should always have money to spend for a good cause. So, if we need to extend unemployment benefits for a year? Well, do it! People in Africa need more money to fight AIDS? Go for it. Teachers could use higher salaries? Spend the money and hurry up about it!

Yet, there should always be questions asked about expenditures that we make. Is this the government’s job in the first place? Should this be a top priority? What are the downsides of spending this money? Liberals don’t ask questions like that. Nor do they ask what may very well be the most important question: Can we afford to spend this money?

You see, you may have multiple “good” options and have to choose between them. You may see something that’s worth the money, but you don’t have it to spend. That’s what life is like for people outside of the government.

Let me give you a real world example: Furnishing your house.

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