Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Redistribution of Wealth

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds.

You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative
and independance

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and
should do for themselves.

William J. H. Boetcker, 1916 (often attributed to Lincoln)

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