On Social Spending, the Question Isn’t “Can We Afford It?” but “Who Will Pay?”

Does any society need non-tax paying Billionaires, Corporations, and purely interest accruing non-productive, inherited wealth and capital gains none of which trickle down?

When conservatives claim that we can’t afford new social programs, what they really mean is that they think individuals and families should figure out how to handle the costs of necessary care on their own.

Source: On Social Spending, the Question Isn’t “Can We Afford It?” but “Who Will Pay?”