Ah, but there's the rub. It does eventually bankrupt the country.
That is why Greece is at the brink of financial collapse. Other European countries are in trouble as well, though I haven't memorized the list (Spain, for one, is another country in financial crisis...) France's President Sarkozy is advocating raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 -- as a first step only, since that alone will not solve the problem -- to keep the government from going bankrupt. (They also get a month off for vacation, etc.) France simply cannot afford to keep giving such lavish pensions to their citizenry. In response, destructive, violent protesters fill the streets, because the French have been conditioned under the socialist system there to think it their right, future financial collapse of their country be damned.
So, all we have to do is look around and see that these kinds of socialist/redistributionist/social justice/leftist/whatever-you-want-to-call-them economic policies do not work. Having discovered that these policies fail, Europe is now trending away from them, while President Obama and the Democrats are trying to take us in that very direction. I recently read somewhere an analogy of this: Europeans are fleeing a burning building, while Democrats are running into it, trying to drag Americans in there with them.
As Margaret Thatcher is quoted as saying, "The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
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