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  •  In France, for instance, (2+ / 0-)
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    ferg, Cassandra77

    nearly everyone has "allocations" of some sort, because the government does that to incentivize certain behaviors, instead of giving tax breaks.  Here, we give tax breaks for child care.  In France, you get a monthly check.  (Also, a lot of child care is part of the school system so it's already free.)

    And so forth.  

    Whether that's the model we want or not, I just provide information.  

    That said, in economic terms, a $1000 tax cut that your neighbor doesn't get is the same as a $1000 government check that your neighbor doesn't get. The only difference is in our perception (and self-esteem).

    Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

    by nominalize on Thu May 30, 2013 at 05:44:28 PM PDT

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