“The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people’s money away quietly and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.” – Thomas SowellPrev postNext post Related posts: The Welfare State is Not Really About the Welfare of the Masses Ode To The Welfare State How the Welfare State Begins… and Ends Money Saving Tip: If You Are On Welfare and Can’t Support Yourself, Don’t Have Any More Children. Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated. I have never understood why it is “greed” to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money. Socialism in General has a Record of Failure I went to sign my dog up for welfare. He gets his check next week.