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I want our government to "promote the general welfare"
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:02pm
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I know some people don't want a "Nanny State', but I'm in favor of it in some ways.

I like reasonable taxes to gently discourage bad behavior and promote good behavior.

It looks like the constitution might justify that with the general welfare clause.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxing_and_Spending_Clause#General_Welfare_Clause


  • How far can we go with that?Sprout, Wed Sep 12 12:06pm
    As a general rule I agree... And if we, as a society, weren't stuck with the bill, I'd be a pretty far extreme libertarian. I'm a fan of the old saying, "your right to swing your fist ends at the tip ... more
    • I want our government to "promote the general welfare" — Ken C, Wed Sep 12 1:02pm
      • I think the line falls betweenSprout, Wed Sep 12 2:01pm
        GENERAL welfare and INDIVIDUAL welfare... Promote the general welfare is about providing things like roads that everyone uses. Infrastructure projects to bring clean water to a city. Bridges to... more
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