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Defining the parties: A hand out or a hand up?

Robert G. Pumerantz New London

Publication: The Day

Published 11/21/2012 12:00 AM
Updated 11/20/2012 06:05 PM

During the past electoral campaign the term liberal and conservative were thrown about.

The difference can be summed up in the following story.

"A starving man comes up to a liberal for a handout. He takes him to a restaurant and buys him a meal."

"A starving man comes up to a conservative for a handout. He gives him a copy of the help wanted ads in the newspaper."

This story sums up the philosophy of the two groups.

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