Conflating Tax Hikes and Reduction of Government Welfare

Taxes leave less money in the productive sector. So less taxes are good and more are bad. Government welfare subsidies, on the other hand are a from of illegitimate income redistribution and social engineering, which especially harms the poor in the long run. Ergo, more welfare is bad and less is good. Here are two old political comic strips by Yoni Gerstein where he makes a crucial error.

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