Obamcare is not only a BAD program. It must be remembered Obamacare is a deeply CRONY program with all sorts of sweet little deals for the “healthcare” industry.
We’d be wise to listen to Dr. Paul. (He still does eye surgery.)
Sounds like a good idea to us. The rule of law. What a concept.
Trump really is a mixed bag for libertarians. There are things we in the liberty movement don’t like about Trump. For instance his flirtation with the neoccons (who largely abandoned him in the election and even in some cases defected to Clinton) and John Bolton in particular has been disappointing. We also generally fear that Senator Sessions who has been nominated for Attorney General will continue the drug war. And of course the much heralded Carrier deal was crony capitalism complete with $2 million in taxpayer financed subsidies for the company.
Bret Stephens, the deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal thinks however that we should be “thankful” that the Saudis are fighting “our war” for us in Yemen.
That’s right, Mr. Stephens said Yemen is “our war.” The neocons will never ever learn. Never.
No, the war in Yemen is a fight the Saudis have engaged in because they fear the rise of Shiite forces that could eventually find their way into Saudi Arabia and topple the Saudi Wahhabi regime.
The Saudis have deep oil reserves and as such deep pockets. They are big buyers of arms, and especially so given its recent venture into Yemen and the perceived rise of a close to nuclear Iran. We do lots of weapons business with the desert kingdom.
But the Saudis are our “frenemies” at best. We tolerate them so that the world has access to Saudi oil. The 18th Century Wahhabi regime “tolerates” us because we have the biggest guns and we offer protection of the oil reserves.
The neocons are for big government and wars. Bill Kristol is for big government and wars. The neocons disliked Reagan and celebrated George W. Bush’s massive expansion of the state. They loathe libertarianism and they loathe the Pauls. They quietly like Hillary Clinton who is basically an extension of George W. Bush in many respects. In fact most neocons – most of whom are Bushites – would probably like to see Hillary win this go’round. (Though they can’t say it publicly –