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hungarianelephant's Avatar Jump to comment 74 by hungarianelephant

Comment 72 by RJMoore :

What do you mean? Whether it spends more or less has no bearing on the fact that the 'social model' affects people's liberty; whether thats a good or bad thing is an entirely different matter.

The social model affects people's liberty less than the current model.

If these people want to argue that Medicare, Medicaid and the like should be abolished because they are an infringement of people's liberty, then I will think they are insane, but they would at least be consistent. Arguing that tax-and-spend is an infringement of liberty and then supporting a system which involves a higher level of taxing-and-spending is just silly.

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:03:38 UTC | #927839