Monday, March 17, 2008


marjorie says...

Definitions of Welfare, from various online dictionaries:

  • benefit: something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the common good"
  • Welfare is financial assistance paid by taxpayers to certain entities or groups of people who are unable to support themselves, and determined to be able to function more effectively with financial assistance. ...
  • Aid in the form of money or necessities that are distributed those in need by a governmental agency or program.
  • Welfare, the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization
  • social welfare: governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

Funny, I didn't see any reference to "corporate welfare."

But since the public bail-out of Wall Street this week clearly shows that it exists, maybe now we can all get on board with social welfare.

Rather than constantly having to fight the free-marketeers to just keep the bare essentials, maybe our legislators will get on board with universal health care now. What do you think the chances are?

Or perhaps we can convince them to expand social security...make it a system that really provides a quality life for seniors. Social security? You know, the federal program "they" want to privatize. As in, give to Wall Street.