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"In the current political vocabulary, ‘need’ means wanting to get someone else’s money. ‘Greed,’ which used to mean what “need” now means, has come to mean wanting to keep your own. ‘Compassion’ means the politician’s willingness to arrange the transfer."
Joseph Sobran (more quotes by Joseph Sobran or books by/about Joseph Sobran)
(1946-2010) Columnist, former editor of National Review
The Economics of Liberty (1990);
Compassion, Greed, Politics