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Steyn nails it

Mark Steyn nails it (HT: Gary Schiff) in a piece on Greece and the path we’re on in the US. My favorite part:

We hard-hearted, small-government guys are often damned as selfish types who care nothing for the general welfare. But, as the Greek protests make plain, nothing makes an individual more selfish than the socially equitable communitarianism of big government. Once a chap’s enjoying the fruits of government health care, government-paid vacation, government-funded early retirement, and all the rest, he couldn’t give a hoot about the general societal interest. He’s got his, and to hell with everyone else. People’s sense of entitlement endures long after the entitlement has ceased to make sense.

That’s just my favorite part. The whole thing is better. Read it. Share it.

UPDATE: Don did blog on this two days ago and I missed it. Oh well. If you missed it the first time, read it again. And this Bloomberg article (HT: Drudge) on Greek strikers captures the dysfunctional nature of the entitlement mindset that Steyn is discussing.