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No magical money

Since "entitlements" may be too big a word, let's call it "getting money that you didn't earn." Remember, when it comes to government, there is no magical profit center generating all that money they are handing out. That money comes from two sources — taxes and debt. So before you accept that free money, would you consider answering how you can feel good about charging your family and friends $4,500 for your new car? What exactly have you done to earn that $8,000 your family and friends are giving you for your new home? How have you rationalized the idea of family and friends paying for your college education through grants?

Isn't your personal ethical and moral code strong enough to tell you that you should be paying your own way through life?

Jeff Porter