Jack Saturday

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 312-315

The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs…
Barack Obama,
Inauguration speech

The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery.
Bertrand Russell
In Praise Of Idleness

I am now convinced that the simplest solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income. A host of positive psychological changes inevitably will result from wide-spread economic security.
Rev . Martin Luther King, Jr.
Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaPresident Obama is on the right track President Obama is on the right track with his economic stimulus plan. Give the money directly to the people, not just to the big banks and corporations. But don't stop there. Keep the stimulus coming. Every year.

Today there are more than 200 income-tested federal social programs costing more than $300 billion a year. Much of that money goes for administrative expenses, not to the needy.

Charles Murray, whose 1984 book "Losing Ground" claimed that welfare was doing more harm than good, now agrees with the Rev. King's approach. Murray calls for giving an annual cash grant of $10,000 - with no work requirements - to every adult over age 21.

MLK's dream exists as poverty persists
By Al Sheahen
Updated: 01/19/2009 12:04:27 AM PST


  • I'm getting sick of the economy related quotes.

    More on WORK! Yes! More on the Japanese salarymen that drop dead from work.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:31 PM  

  • Send money and I'll see what I can do, boss.


    By Blogger Jack Saturday, at 10:07 AM  

  • Google just launched a new thing called 'google sites', a free and easy way to start your own web page, not a blog.

    You should shut down the blog and transfer all your best quotes to a new website Jack.

    I already gave you hEAPS of money.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:11 AM  

  • You did? Damn, I never received it--never did trust that mailman.

    I'll look into your suggestion when I get some time, thanks.


    By Blogger Jack Saturday, at 11:59 AM  

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