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Makers and Takers

GOP States Are The Most Dependent On Government

The Huffington Post | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

If we learned nothing else during the 2012 election, it is that some of us are makers, hard-working folk solely responsible for America's prosperity, ...

Rich People Aren't Makers, They Are Takers

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Were the richest .01 percent to venture out and form their own society, the rest of us would not devolve into violent conflict; rather, without the expensive burden of the wealthy tapeworms siphoning our common wealth, we could begin to solve our problems.

Of Makers and Takers

Martin Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Martin Kleinman

I come from a long line of Takers, in the strict sense of the (idiotic) term. My grandparents, on both sides, came to this country from eastern Europe, in steerage. They lived in the Bronx -- my much maligned New York City borough -- and worked hard all their lives.

With Liberty, Justice And Manna For All: Israelites In The Desert On Welfare

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

Early in "Oliver Twist," a starving, orphaned Oliver asks, "Please, sir, I want some more [food]." The shocked orphanage master responds by clobbering, imprisoning, disparaging and eventually evicting Oliver. Contrast that with God's response to the starving, recently liberated Israelites.

The Grass Is Always Greener on Someone Else's Course

James A. White | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
James A. White

It's easy to understand why a professional golfer might believe editorials, politicians and e-mails that spread the myth of an America evenly divided between makers and takers, but it's harder to tolerate the malicious spreading of that fabrication.

Paul Ryan Rips Obama's 'Straw Man' Inauguration Speech

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reacted to President Barack Obama's inauguration speech in an interview on "The Laura Ingraham Show" Tuesday, complaining that...

Good News! Not So Fast...

Frank Dwyer | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Jack Welch says something's fishy: would a maker be born in a manger?...

The Gift That Just Keeps On Giving

Mike Lux | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The American people in this election heard the generosity-breeds-dependency philosophy, and they heard Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats say that we are all in this together, that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, that we need to lift each other up.

Ben Craw

Paul Ryan: 60 Percent Of Americans Are 'Takers,' Not 'Makers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said in 2010 that 60 percent of Americans receive more financial benefits from the government than th...