Thursday, July 1, 2010

Some Slight Provision

I know it’s July, but I was reminded of this quote from A Christmas Carol recently:

Portly Gentleman: At this festive time of year, Mr. Scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time.

Ebenezer: Why? Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

Portly Gentleman: Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.

Ebenezer: If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.

Here’s what reminded me.

By the way, the Senate Republicans filibustered extending jobless benefits again. Bah, humbug.