‘the issue of welfare is not what it costs those who provide it, but what it costs those who receive it.’

January 23, 2015

Great line.  From George Will’s column this week:

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a lifelong New Deal liberal and accomplished social scientist, warned that “the issue of welfare is not what it costs those who provide it, but what it costs those who receive it.”

(The apt headline and subtitle NRO gives it on the main page are “The Perils of Dependency: It’s changing our national character.”)

See also Mark Steyn and even FDR on the welfare state.

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