I can’t argue with Will on this. We should be ashamed of ourselves. We have allowed profligate spending. We borrow to pay our current bills. We elect people who year after year expand government and who pass laws which reduce our liberty and fundamentally our very humanity. It is we who have allowed this to happen.
On illegal immigration I am of mixed opinion. On the one hand I believe that someone who is willing to work hard and to contribute to society and the economy, who is looking to make a better life for him or herself and his or her family is someone we should welcome to our country. We should respect the pursuit of happiness.
On the other hand we should also respect the rule of law, and for good or ill, we have immigration laws in this country.
Fifty years after President Johnson launched his “war on poverty,” it is time to stop pretending and start doing something real for the poor.
$100K is a good bit of taxpayer scratch.
Are these rights?
No one wants anyone to be sick, uneducated, unhoused, or hungry. But are they rights? And if they are, is the government to provide these things? I think that is exactly what Melissa Harris-Perry in this promotional video for MSNBC wants us to conclude. That government has the obligation to intervene in all aspects of life if it perceives injustice, or simply perceives something it doesn’t like. The government is filled with people who think like Ms. Harris-Perry of course.
With Hollande in power, very possibly.
I guess chasing all the capital out of the country wasn’t such a good idea. Those 6 weeks of government mandated vacation sure were good while they lasted.
“Central banking has become the new central planning.”
President Obama doesn’t seem to have a problem with the fact that 49% of American households get some sort of means tested wealth transfer. And this isn’t even counting tax credits.