Lyndon B. Johnson

Medicaid and work

Medicaid and work

When government handouts go to layabouts, it’s not surprising that some people get angry. That’s why imposing a work requirement on trust fund babies, the next-generation of ultra-wealthy, hedge fund managers, big-oil executives and all the others who just scored big on the Republican tax bill makes a lot of sense. Oh, sure, they may have trouble finding meaningful labor, but surely there’s a community engagement opportunity out there somewhere for the folks who just got the lion’s share of the largesse that’s expected to add $1.5 trillion or more to the national debt.

Wait, you say, that would be an outrageous burden to impose on the country club set, even those who do nothing more...

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