It may seem like an obvious truth when put in this context, but somehow people are still bambozeled by all the pomp and circumstance surrounding "social" programs. But this is the reality we are talking about when starting to legislate wealth from one sector of society to another.
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.