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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I wonder...

I came across an article, an opinion piece, lamenting how the Republican Congress has cut (by $36 a month) the food stamp program. I started to wonder how much they'd have to cut when there is no more money? When the government finally spends so much that it can no longer pay the interest on the debt. That day is coming.

In our homes, we do not spend more than we take in for decades. We cut expenses, we tighten our belts, we buy cheaper cuts of meat, we buy fewer (or no) new clothes clothes and start mending what we can, we cut back across the board; kids lose out on allowances, parents start packing lunches for work, credit cards are cut up or hidden.

But if the government tries to do it, all heck breaks loose. 

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