Sunday, March 26, 2006

Murray's New Program

Charles Murray, who had enormous influence over the welfare reform that was passed during the Clinton administration, wants the government to give every citizen $10,000 a year.

Instead of sending taxes to Washington, straining them through bureaucracies and converting what remains into a muddle of services, subsidies, in-kind support and cash hedged with restrictions and exceptions, just collect the taxes, divide them up, and send the money back in cash grants to all American adults. Make the grant large enough so that the poor won't be poor, everyone will have enough for a comfortable retirement, and everyone will be able to afford health care. We're rich enough to do it.

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