Levin: Welfare Game Has Become 'How Do We Steal From Our Fellow Citizens?'

David James
By David James | July 12, 2012 | 11:40 AM EDT

Last night, radio host Mark Levin declared, “The game now is ‘How do we steal from our fellow citizens?’”

Levin was referring to the growing welfare state in America:

“It’s not just the government. There’s a significant percentage of people in this country that we are battling now, who are demanding that you pay them so they can have a different lifestyle. Not because they’re needy, not because they’re poor, not because they’re handicapped. No. They want you to take care of them.

“And when you have propagandists – demagogues –  dressed up as a president, and a vice president, and a Senate Democrat leader, and a House Democrat leader, running around telling them they’re right - that some people in this country have a right to the fruits of someone else’s labor. This is a stench that is spreading in this society.

“So the welfare state reaches far beyond the very needy and the very poor. And it spreads into the gut of society. Destroys the middle class. Destroys the work ethic. Destroys any notion of a rule of law, private property rights. The game now is- the game now is: ‘How do we steal from our fellow citizens?’ Or as Frederic Bastiat would put it: plunder.

“That’s what these laws are all about; these entitlements are all about: plunder. One citizen plundering another.”

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