“One of the consequences of such notions as ‘entitlements’ is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence.”
-Prof. Thomas Sowell
We owe them, as opposed to “gee, thanks for helping me”. This is what happens with those whose only socially redeeming value is the ability to win one more vote than the other guy has a shot at other peoples’ money in which they had no role in earning.
Such is the naked force of Government and those that believe “We know what is best for you – and how to spend your money better than you want to”.
(H/T: John Hawkins)