"No government of the left has done as much for the poor as capitalism has. Even when it comes to the redistribution of income, the left talks the talk but the free market walks the walk. What do the poor most need? They need to stop being poor. And how can that be done, on a mass scale, except by an economy that creates vastly more wealth? Yet the political left has long had a remarkable lack of interest in how wealth is created. As far as they are concerned, wealth exists somehow and the only interesting question is how to redistribute it." ~ Thomas Sowell
Wanna Bet Wal-Mart Gets Paid?
For their absurd "right choice" of allowing an EBT shopping spree in a couple of Louisiana stores?
Perhaps they won't, but my money's on a payday. Of course, in typical conservative fashion, comments about this story focus on all the "leeches" that flooded the aisles because Wal-Mart decided to literally give away the store.
Those of us who look a bit deeper, and for whom the insidious nature of US fascism is no secret, know that there indeed is a true welfare queen in this story- The Store!
Don't get me wrong, Wal-Mart is nothing but a symptom of twisted market interventionism, the disease is the corrupt and evil local and state politicians who facilitate such anti-market institutions. The only possible cure is the elimination of such power.
But, before there can be any hope of being rid of such pestilence it has to be recognized for what it is. Leeches, indeed!