10 Thomas Sowell Quotes That Democrats Will Hate

3. “The biggest and most deadly ‘tax’ rate on the poor comes from a loss of various welfare state benefits—food stamps, housing subsidies and the like—if their income goes up.”

Dr. Sowell’s statement on welfare encapsulates the perverse incentives these kinds of programs create. While liberals and Democrats may claim that the monstrous programs that they have created keep impoverished Americans from starvation, the truth is that so many of these same programs create a culture of dependency, thereby punishing the same people these programs are supposed to help.

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