"Whether Vanderboegh appreciates the irony of a radical libertarian, who demands that a small government leave people alone, getting taxpayer-financed checks from the government not to work, is unclear.
But reading this, I'm reminded of the recent scene in Ohio, in which Tea Party activists berated a man with Parkinson's. A conservative told the ailing man, 'You're looking for a hand-out, you're in the wrong end of town. Nothing for free over here, you have to work for everything you get.' Another conservative, after mocking the man with wadded bills, shouted, 'No more hand-outs!'"
Reminds me of the "keep your government out of my Medicare" nonsense. I really think that the vast bulk of the radical right has never even thought any of this through. And Dick Armey and his corporate backers are playing them for populist anger. I am sure that is good for our Republic.