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Bribing Bad Parents
By Bill O'Reilly for BillOReilly.comThursday, June 21, 2007

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As Michael Moore runs around the country telling everyone that America is horrible because it does not provide free health care, intelligent people understand that there are limits to what a free, capitalistic society can do. The founding fathers set up a system that heavily relied upon self-reliance and competition, with only a small dose of governmental intrusion. And that means some people are going to live irresponsibly. But unless they break the law, nobody can stop them.

A good example of this is bad parenting. Millions of American parents are just terrible, routinely abusing and neglecting their children. But unless the abuse is extreme, those children usually remain in the charge of bad parents. It is not against the law to be ignorant or inappropriate in front of your kid.

Now there is a move in New York City to bribe bad parents. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has set up an anti-poverty initiative, financed by private donations, including his own, that would pay bad parents to do things that good parents do without thought. Read the Full Article

1 comment:

Elephant Herd said...

A handout in any form that becomes routine creates dependency. It becomes expected. It also creates new need. Bloomberg, the billionaire, has economic guilt that he is attempting to assuage.