Every day I hear of people asking for "free stuff." I was glad that Governor Romney had a quick and good comeback to that dope who asked him for free birth control, "Vote for the other guy." I think that's one of the best comebacks I have heard from a politician in years.
On this blog, I have spent a lot of time discussing the battle between voters and taxpayers (here for example) and how modern democracy has turned into a battle between those who pay and those who take. What is shocking is that in recent years we have glorified those who take. There is, especially among the young, no awareness that there is no free lunch. That somewhere, someone must pay. You levy a tax on large corporations, they raise their prices, fire employees, abandon plans to expand, cut dividends or go out of business, whatever happens, somebody pays. When that other dope, the wealthy law "student" went before Congress and asked for free contraception, was she even dimly aware that there is nothing free? That some poor working guy in Kentucky will be paying for her contraception? Does she care?
Sigh . . .