The Politics Of "Free Stuff"

I am not going to delve into the racial overtones of "The Obama Phone" video, because there are too many to count.

That said, this op-ed from UnionLeader.com does make a valid point:

People don’t vote based on the goodies slick politicians promise them? Please. Then why do the politicians promise so many goodies?

The problem with "free stuff" promised by politicians is that it is not free, and someone, somewhere has to pay in the end.

If you doubt what I am saying just think about pork-barreling for a minute. When the "pork" comes home, voters love it. When it goes somewhere else, they lose their mind.

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