Welfare? Nope. Anarchy Insurance.

RECEIVED Tue., May 4, 2004

Dear Editor,
   Mr. Black's "Page Two" [April 30] addresses an interesting issue – government subsidy to the "masses" vs. government subsidy for corporations.
   While conservative America wails and moans about "their" hard-earned tax dollars being paid to Cadillac-driving welfare moms, liberal America, equally aghast, complains about billion-dollar subsidies to pharmaceutical manufacturers.
   The point needs to be made about welfare dollars. It is not necessarily government benevolence being paid out here. Rather a form of national insurance. If you cut off an individual's means of survival, they'll find other means to do so. Crime rates would skyrocket. Social order would deteriorate significantly simply because people will do whatever is necessary for them and their families to survive.
   Welfare? Nope. Anarchy insurance.
Bill Jackson
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