May 15, 2010

Quote of the day: Michael Kinsley

'“Personal responsibility” has been a great conservative theme in recent decades, in response to the growth of the welfare state. It is a common theme among TPPs—even in response to health-care reform, as if losing your job and then getting cancer is something you shouldn’t have allowed to happen to yourself. But these days, conservatives far outdo liberals in excusing citizens from personal responsibility. To the TPPs, all of our problems are the fault of the government, and the government is a great “other,” a hideous monster over which we have no control. It spends our money and runs up vast deficits for mysterious reasons all its own. At bottom, this is a suspicion not of government but of democracy. After all, who elected this monster".' — Michael Kinsley

1 comment:

  1. Michael Kinsey was the great actor and director of his time. He born on 9th march 1951 and working in the Hollywood industry from last 60 years :-)