Posted by Eric Tue, 21 Jan 2003 00:00:00 GMT
When a CEO lays off thousands of workers and gives himself a $10 million dollar bonus (and a private jet), it's simply the free market at work. When the government throws a single mother off welfare, it's teaching her personal responsibility.
When the Federal government gives billions of our tax dollars to large coporate farmers, it's a vital investment in agriculture. When a state seizes private land to subsidize a sports stadium, it's a savvy business deal.
The current leadership of the Republican Party is very anxious to teach personal responsibility to the poor. But they understand that free market can be a cruel place, so they're always willing (after careful consideration) to provide a safety net for the rich.