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Updated Chinese Proverb

May 15, 2012 by  
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Attribution: Ryan Bauer

Updated Chinese Proverb

Original Chinese Proverb – Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.

Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

a2012 Revision/update – Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes, cash for his clunker, food stamps, section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, a hundred weeks of unemployment, a forty ounce malt liquor, free drugs, Air Jordan shoes, and he will vote Democratic for life.
Hat tip:  Jack Cutright


6 Responses to “Updated Chinese Proverb”
  1. I am not in favor of subsidizing free existence but I also understand the millions will cease to exist when it is no longer free. Subsidizing existence also stuffs up the coffers of many who thrive with such; as in the case of JP Morgan Chase who profiteers with the distribution of Food Stamps to 47 million Americans; or the big pharmaceutical empire from subsidized drug prescriptions to tens of millions more.

    So as we can see above it is not about Republicans or Democrats it is about money for the wealthy, obedience from the poor and confusion from those in between. Perhaps someday more will understand that it is not about the people vs. the people but about the people working together without been manipulated by a few.

    I am in favor of stopping free assisted living because the sooner we do the sooner the people will revolt and be out in the streets and the revolution will start to overthrow the corrupted system that has for decades mismanaged the wealth of our nation and overtaxed the people for the benefit of a few who most Americans cannot even identify.

  2. Karianne says:

    Well said Pedro!

  3. Let me see if I get this straight now that I am not brainwashed anymore. We for legitimate reasons oppose a welfare state to help our citizens but then some turn around and condone foreign aid to subsidize some selfish people in other nations who can do without our help and are just milking us and care not about anyone other than themselves.

    Am I missing something here?

  4. Karianne says:

    Foreign aid to ANY country is simply welfare abroad. We must be consistent in our principles and reject the welfare state both in America and in our foreign policy.

  5. Tom says:

    Pedro, I think your view is short sighted. When the riots start, the scum in power will give the crowds back their benefits. That scum will get voted out and the dole will start all over. Sarkozy (austerity)is out, Holland (dole) is back in. Greece austerity is being booted, some sort of a dole will be back in.

  6. Tom @

    Our government is bankrupted and has nothing go give without QE, lots more of money printing and that will devalue and destroy what is left of American’s wealth who did not see it coming and did not prepare. When money buys nothing the unrest will continue. Not seeing this in short sided.

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