....and not in a good way. Believing, apparently, that the reason some people don't have a job is because other people do, Dennis Kucinich is apparently pushing a plan to allow 60 year olds obtain retirement benefits as if they were 62. Now as tempting as that might be (especially on a rough work day) to friends of mine like Jim, Kucinich is unfortunately pursuing the same methods that Hoover and FDR used to create and sustain the Depression.
Specifically, as he encourages people to drop out of the work force, he's pushing the nation towards higher debt (they won't be paying income tax on income not earned) and lower productivity--in other words, greater real poverty.
Yet another example of how Democrats (and politicians in general) need to come up to speed on Bastiat and "that which is not seen." People aren't out of work because their neighbor is working, but rather working because their neighbor has earned something he can spend.
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