Liberal [sic] Myths

Source: Town Hall
by John C Goodman

“When Joe Biden claimed that his ‘Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars,’ the Washington Post gave him Two Pinocchios. Yet if you get your news from the New York Times’ editorial page or from CNN or MSNBC, you might be inclined to agree with Biden. In fact, one definition of a liberal is someone who sees the benefits in every progressive program, but ignores the cost of all of them. What follows is a brief summary of some of the worst examples of this blindness. Myth No. 1: Adopting a European-Style Welfare State Is Costless. One of the first things students learn in Econ 101 is that there is no such thing as a free lunch. The classic example is guns and butter. To have more of one you must have less of the other. The same principle applies to the social safety net.” (11/15/21)