t’s good to see the supposed “small government conservatives” undoing the sequester. What a principled group the GOP leadership is. Got to protect that military spending. It’s not like we are winding down 2 wars or anything. Just keep that cash flowing just like it was before. We can afford it.
Bush and Obama have different flavors. But both are crony capitalists. Bush was the Republican version, Obama is the Democrat version. Both have sought to more closely link business and government, to expand the presidency and bureaucracy, and to reduce the inherent freedoms of the American people.
The establishment GOP is digging in its heels. McCain, McConnell, Boehner, and company are clinging to power. They thought they had a win when the shutdown ended. But guess what? More and more people, and not just small government people, now think the shutdown was at least to some degree warranted given the historic disaster that is Obamacare. What a difference 3 weeks makes.
Peter Schweizer is on a warpath. A sort of conservative (I don’t think he would call himself a libertarian) Ralph Nader. Buy his book, Extortion.
People joke about the people in Congress being crooks…
Are corporations partnering with government going to kill the freedom and liberty we have all enjoyed on the Internet for years? Will CISPA and similar laws skew power toward the state, turning the wild and free net into a locked down digital commons. A prison yard even?
We have points of disagreement with Mr. Stockman, but generally his analysis is excellent.
This is not sustainable. When more people receive means tested government benefits (not Social Security, veterans benefits) than there are people working full-time jobs, there is a problem.