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In other words, when the mechanism providing the public benefit is a private loss, the process becomes ignoble.
While the remedy will be as complex as the problem, the solution is found at the source of the predicament.
While Imus needed to be punished, his downfall cannot be the moral of the story.
Her rationale goes like this: Taxpayers (including those two-parent taxpayers) pay for programs that are made necessary when other taxpayers and non-taxpayers (divorcées and unwed mothers) make decisions (to get divorced or have kids out of wedlock) that create a need for programs (because many single-parents struggle financially), all the while saying the conditions that require the programs are a good thing. You gotta love the liberal mind.