Parasites, yep

From Charles Krauthammer’s column, Obamacare’s War on Jobs:

In the traditional opportunity society, government provides the tools — education, training and various incentives — to achieve the dignity of work and its promise of self-improvement and social mobility. In the new opportunity society, you are given the opportunity for idleness while living parasitically off everyone else.

Reagan had a similar radio address once. A vampire once demonstrated his wisdom by recognizing he was a parasite and it didn’t make much sense killing his host. And Lady Thatcher once pinpointed the problem with parasites that don’t realize they are parasites. They eventually kill the host and die (though she didn’t quite say it like that).

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2 thoughts on “Parasites, yep

  1. My wife got Spike right away. Thanks for the links to old posts — I’ve wasted the weekend reading. 😉

    I like this quote from Krauthammer, but I think he grants too much to government. However, he is correct that an administration that directly reduces the workforce through its actions, is a failure. Even worse is the lapdog press that trumpets their spin and begs for more. At least a few get it right.

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