5 Liberal Policies That Backfire and Ruin Lives

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The biggest problem with modern liberalism is that it has devolved into little more than childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues. A liberal picks which policies to support based on whether they make him feel "nice" or "mean" and then he declares a policy to be a moral imperative based on his emotional reaction to it. There's no consideration put into whether the cost of a program is worth the benefits provided or whether the policy ultimately benefits more people than it harms; there's just a wild lurch based on feelings. Unfortunately for liberals, governing in that fashion is not sustainable over the long haul and leads to the sort of disasters we've recently seen in Greece and Detroit. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the wheels of history turn slowly and at times, ambiguously, which means bad ideas can take a long time to prove their unworthiness -- so long in fact, that there's often someone trying the same failed idea under a new name by the time the old idea has been discredited.

    1) Price controls

    2) Affirmative Action

    3) Rent Control

    4) The DDT Ban

    5) The Minimum Wage/Living Wage

    http://townhall.com/columnists/john...-that-backfire-and-ruin-lives-n1657028/page/2
     
  2. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Sufficient to say...we can all add to that list....it just scratches the surface.
     
  3. Salty

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    Liberals state that "its the govt job to take care of you"
    and when people beleive that - than we loose responsibility
     

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