dimanche 30 janvier 2011

Ayn Rand: Sucker at the public teat; irresponsible welfare recipient, layabout deadbeat

Well, that's what teabaggers call people who accept government "largesse" like Social Security these days, isn't it? Well, how about the fact that their Galtian heroine wasn't so Galtian that she wouldn't take Social Security and Medicare:
Noted speed freak, serial-killer fangirl, and Tea Party hero Ayn Rand was also a kleptoparasite, sneakily gobbling up taxpayer funds under an assumed name to pay for her medical treatments after she got lung cancer.

An interview with Evva Pryror, a social worker and consultant to Miss Rand's law firm of Ernst, Cane, Gitlin and Winick verified that on Miss Rand's behalf she secured Rand's Social Security and Medicare payments which Ayn received under the name of Ann O'Connor (husband Frank O'Connor).

As Pryor said, "Doctors cost a lot more money than books earn and she could be totally wiped out" without the aid of these two government programs. Ayn took the bail out even though Ayn "despised government interference and felt that people should and could live independently... She didn't feel that an individual should take help."

But alas she did and said it was wrong for everyone else to do so.

Because as long as you espouse bootstraps for others, you can participate in government programs without guilt.

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