Sunday, February 27, 2011
Another Interesting Quote
"Look at the sorry spectacle presented by long rows of beneficiaries of the 'boondoggle', leaning on their shovels by the hour, at futile projects, and contrast it with the great universities, museums, and research laboratories which have come from the wise and generous giving of such as (J.P.) Morgan, and then consider which is the major constructive force in building a stable civilization."......Alexander Forbes, a Harvard classmate and cousin of FDR.............Look, folks, I'm not saying that every rich person is as "constructive" and magnanimous as Morgan, Annenberg, Mellon, Gates, etc.. That would be as flat-out ludicrous as saying that they're all evil (a sentiment of some on the far-left, evidently). And neither am I saying that they shouldn't be paying more in taxes (getting the top rates back up to 39.6% is entirely appropriate). I'm just trying to add some perspective here and, yes, to posit that it isn't always the government that knows the best way to spend the folks' money.