When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you; And put a knife to your throat If you are a man given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive food.
- Proverbs 23.1-3
IOW: THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH - ESPECIALLY WHEN THE FOOD COMES FROM WASHINGTON!!!
In our century, families have 'sat down with the ruler,' the State. They have enjoyed the State's many delicacies: 'free' education, 'free' retirement benefits, 'free' medical care, and 'free' everything else. Families have been gluttons at the State's table. They have stuffed themselves with deceitful meat. Now they are suffering indigestion.