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Friday, January 05, 2007

Agence France-Presse is reporting that the French government intends to create for its people a "Legal Right" to housing with a bill that would be presented to the cabinet on January 17. It would seem that affordable housing is in such short supply so they've decided to socialize it to solve the problem. Quoting from the AFP article:
Villepin said the law would "make France one of the most advanced countries in terms of social rights". Housing would become the third legally enforceable right in France, along with access to education and healthcare.
That's fine. But let me ask you a question: who's going to pay for the housing?

"Easy," you say, "the government."
"And where does government's money come from? ...Anyone? ...Bueller? ...Bueller?"
Judging from your glassy-eyed stare, I'd guess you really have no idea. Well, I'll tell you. They get the money from you in the form of taxes.
That's right. I hope you feel good about your government-imposed charity when this guy (see picture at right) comes to claim what your government says is "legally" his. Fools!


Blogger Mark said...

Can you imagine Paris looking like this?

11:23 AM  

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