Biden and the Democrats seek to create more permanent welfare parasites under the pretext of COVID and reducing “child poverty.”
As though it is “children” who are poor and not their parents who imprudently had these children which they could not afford. The long-suffering taxpayers are now required to subsidize these people’s bad decisions. In a normal society, people would be expected to wait until they had stable careers or businesses before reproducing. But we live in a dystopian nightmare.
Of course, when you subsidize something, you get more of it. “More than 1 million Black children would be lifted out of poverty by the plan…,” except soon enough there will be many more black children who will remain poor. Is there really a shortage of blacks in this country? Do we need more of them?
The political implications are obvious, too; as Mises pointed out,
Representative democracy cannot subsist if a great part of the voters are on the government pay roll.
If the members of parliament no longer consider themselves mandatories of the taxpayers but deputies of those receiving salaries, wages, subsidies, doles, and other benefits from the treasury, democracy is done for.
Democracy indeed appears to be done for on a number of levels.