Tim Egan: “Giving the people who flip burgers, clean floors and stock grocery shelves a few dimes more an hour is not a handout. Offering working people some help on their insurance premiums does not promote dependence. Nor do those things hurt the economy — just the opposite.”
These Horatio Algerians for the new Gilded Age are virtuous because they made it, or vice versa. And those who haven’t managed a similar leap are just weaklings.
nytimes.com|By Timothy Egan