Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Attacking Welfare Fraud--Again
Sarkozy and his minions are highlighting the issue of welfare and health care fraud and publicizing the cost to the state. They will do something about it, they promise, if re-elected in 2012. The only problem is that they harped on the same string in 2007, made the same promises, and accomplished nothing in the four years since then. As policy, therefore, their promises ring hollow, but of course the purpose of such campaign rhetoric is not to outline policy but to stigmatize groups associated with the other side.