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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Mara Liasson's warped view of money

This morning, I caught a brief comment made by Mara Liasson of NPR on Fox News Sunday. During the panel discussion on the Social Security debate and the concept of private accounts, Liasson said something like (I'll update this to the exact quote when the transcript is available):

"...want the government to give you some money to help you create your own wealth..."
What's so insightful about this is that Ms. Liasson, the good lefty that she is, still inherently thinks that all money is the government's money. The truth, of course, is that it is OUR money, not the government's money, and the concept of private accounts simply let us keep more of our own money. The fact that she and many others on her side of the aisle still fail to recognize this basic economic fact tells us just about everything we need to know about their agenda.