Land of the free…loader

Patrick Gibbons

Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, says the number of federal subsidy programs now tops 1,800. There seems to be no end in sight, as more and more Americans try to live off their fellow citizens. Don’t blame Obama, either: His round of new subsidies isn’t even included, which means the situation is only going to get worse.

As the 19th Century liberal philosopher Frederic Bastiat noted, “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.”

Looks like the fiction continues.