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14 août 2011

La fable de l’État-providence… Économie En Vidéos Philosophie

Une petite fable qui s’appliquent à l’ensemble des pays occidentaux qui sont touchés par la crise de l’endettement…


14 août 2011

La caricature la plus ridicule… Économie États-Unis Gauchistan Québec

Dans Le Soleil du 10 août, a été vu la caricature la plus ridicule…

Socialisme

Ridicule parce que les riches payent déjà plus que leur part des impôts.

Ridicule parce que si l’on voyait un sans-abri dévaliser un riche en le menaçant d’une arme, il serait reconnu coupable de vol.  Demander au gouvernement de faire ce que le sans-abri ne peut légalement faire, n’en rend pas moins cette action tout aussi condamnable.

Ridicule parce que même si l’on forçait ce riche à payer 10 000$ de plus en impôt, la vie de ce sans-abri ne s’améliorera pas pour autant.  Les impôts supplémentaires vont servir à engraisser une bureaucratie syndiquée, à financer les amis du parti, à subventionner des entreprises pour avoir des votes, à remplir des caisses occultes, etc.  En bref, le sans-abri bénéficierait beaucoup plus d’un don direct et volontaire de 5$ de ce riche que d’une hausse d’impôts.

Ridicule parle que selon cette logique tous les Québécois pourraient refuser de donner de l’argent aux sans-abri sous prétexte qu’ils sont déjà trop imposés.  S’en suit une déresponsabilisation progressive de la population qui finit par se dire « aider les pauvres ce n’est pas ma responsabilité, c’est celle du gouvernement ».

Ridicules parce que la charité privée est plus efficace et éthique que n’importe quel programme d’aide gouvernementale:

Cato Institute
Federal Welfare
by Michael Tanner and Tad DeHaven

Private charities are able to individualize their approaches to the circumstances of poor people. By contrast, government programs are usually designed in a one-size-fits-all manner that treats all recipients alike. Most government programs rely on the simple provision of cash or services without any attempt to differentiate between the needs of recipients.

The eligibility requirements for government welfare programs are arbitrary and cannot be changed to fit individual circumstances. Consequently, some people in genuine need do not receive assistance, while benefits often go to people who do not really need them. Surveys of people with low incomes generally indicate a higher level of satisfaction with private charities than with government welfare agencies.

Private charities also have a better record of actually delivering aid to recipients because they do not have as much administrative overhead, inefficiency, and waste as government programs. A lot of the money spent on federal and state social welfare programs never reaches recipients because it is consumed by fraud and bureaucracy…

Another advantage of private charity is that aid is much more likely to be targeted to short-term emergency assistance, not long-term dependency. Private charity provides a safety net, not a way of life. Moreover, private charities may demand that the poor change their behavior in exchange for assistance, such as stopping drug abuse, looking for a job, or avoiding pregnancy. Private charities are more likely than government programs to offer counseling and one-on-one follow-up, rather than simply providing a check.


14 août 2011

Gauche & totalitarisme: une histoire d’amour Europe Gauchistan Revue de presse

The Independent

Berlin honours those who died crossing the Wall
The Independent

Berlin’s mayor said yesterday that he was appalled some Germans were nostalgic for the Berlin Wall and supported a newly fashionable leftist view that there were legitimate reasons for building it in 1961. At a sombre ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the wall’s construction, Mayor Klaus Wowereit, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Christian Wulff paid tribute to the 136 people killed trying to get over the wall to West Berlin.

Mr Wowereit said the wall, toppled in 1989, should serve as a reminder of freedom and democracy around the world. Church bells pealed while trains and traffic came to a standstill at noon across the city for a moment of silence for the victims.

« We don’t have any tolerance for those who nostalgically distort the history of the Berlin Wall and Germany’s division, » Mr Wowereit said at the ceremony in front of a small section of the wall recently rebuilt for posterity. « The wall was part of a dictatorship, » he said. « And it’s alarming that even today some people argue there were good reasons to build the wall. No! There’s no legitimate reason, nor justification, for violating human rights and for killings. »