the government will screw up through indifference and people will die. Not because government is “bad” or that the people in government are “bad”, but because people are people and government can never be better than our collective human nature.
Tag Archive 'Welfare'
Judge Roberts’ decision forces Americans to stand on their own two feet — and that’s a good thing *UPDATED*
Tweet [UPDATE: Since I wrote this post, there is now reason to believe that Roberts issue his opinion for the wrong reasons, not the right ones. If I were to rewrite this post today, I would be less charitable to the man. Nevertheless, putting aside Roberts' motives, I stand by the substance of my post, [...]
Tweet DQ raise very important points about the power of language. The examples of “austerity” and “stimulus” certainly need to be addressed. But, let me address another problematic term: “government spending”. Far too many people seem to equate government spending (syn. taxes, benefits, welfare, rebates, investments, stimuli, grants, outlays, funding, etc.) with “free” money. All [...]
Tweet Newt Gingrich was pilloried for calling Obama the Food Stamp president. “Racist!” cried the usual suspects. Huh? Yes, racist, because food stamps are a form of welfare, welfare is traditionally associated with blacks, so Newt was reminding people that Obama is white-black (as if the MSM ever allows us to forget that), and that [...]
Tweet It’s not only conservatives who have noticed that the waning OWS movement was pretty much whiter than white. Black activist preachers have noticed the same thing and are trying to mobilize their congregants to get out there to camp on sidewalks like homeless people along with the white drug-addicted, violent OWSers: The Rev. Harold [...]
Tweet Yes, Nietzsche ended up insane, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t occasionally hit the nail on the head. Although it isn’t true in all cases that “what does not destroy me makes me stronger,” it is true in many cases. In the case of Newt Gingrich’s most recent attack against Romney, James Taranto says [...]
Tweet For years at this blog (and others) when we’ve written about Europe’s problems, we’ve focused primarily, not on the economy, but on those Muslim immigrants. One of the things that we talked about a lot was the fact that these same Muslim immigrants subsisted largely on public benefits. This little tidbit emerged with force [...]
Tweet UPDATED: We’ve been pwned by a very clever satirist. You will not believe this video. Or, looking at our bankrupt states and federal government, you will believe this video: Hat tip: Caped Crusader and Earl Aagaard, both of whom sent it to me
Tweet “Logic! Why don’t they teach logic at these schools?” — C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Neither Data nor Mr. Spock, two relentlessly logical creations, could ever be liberals or Democrats or Progressives, or whatever the Hell else they’re calling themselves nowadays. (For convenience, I’ll just lump them all together under [...]
Tweet UPDATE: I’m reprinting here Baseballmaven’s comment: This was sent to me also–researching on Snopes, while the d’Lynn part wasn’t there; however, the part about the welfare recipient in Florida was there and turned out to be NOT TRUE..variations have been circulating since 2004. The original example actually came from Canada, and even there wasn’t [...]
Tweet The Daily Mail has the data to prove what we all knew: a political party that shifts the tax burden to less than 50% of the population, while leaving more than half the population dependent on government largesse, wins in perpetuity (or until the country implodes, whichever comes first).
Tweet England is a benefits culture. The government, although strapped for cash, hands out benefits like candy, and each Briton feels entitled to his or her share. It’s no wonder, of course. Not only is there no stigma attached to benefits, there’s no upside to avoiding them. Already back in the early 1980s, I had [...]
Tweet Got this in an email today: THE JOB – URINE TEST (Whoever wrote this one deserves a HUGE pat on the back!) Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In [...]
Tweet In the old days, when someone was a substance abuser, the entire onus for the abuse lay with that person. At a certain point, however, someone figured out that, in many relationships, the abuser’s partner was part of the dance of drug or alcohol dependency. A new term entered the pop culture vocabulary: “codependent.” [...]
Tweet I’m still developing the same theme I’ve been hammering at for a week, because I think it’s important. The ideas in this post should be familiar to you, but I’m trying to express them with more factual data and lucidity: My mother, bless her heart, said something very important the other day. She said [...]
Tweet I carpooled to a soccer game today. The driver, who is someone I don’t know very well, is a very charming man who is quite obviously a potential Obama voter. He wasn’t quite sure about me and, since he was a very civil individual, he never came out and either insulted McCain or lauded [...]
Tweet England is becoming an increasingly alien place in terms of modern values. Two articles from today’s Daily Mail (a useful repository for stories the other papers are embarrassed to print): 1. A man was charged as a criminal for over filling his garbage can. 2. Families that refuse even to look for work, finding [...]
Tweet Some months ago, the British papers were filled with the story of Shannon Matthews, a little girl who vanished from her home in West Yorkshire, sparking a huge manhunt. She was eventually found, 24 days later, at the home of her stepfather’s uncle. The big shocker, though, was the fact that both her stepfather [...]
Tweet Yesterday, the print news, the blogosphere, and the radio world were filled with stories about the MSM’s sudden discovery that Obama’s spiritual mentor is a very angry man, who speaks hatefully of whites and of the United States of America. The common conclusion: Jeremiah Wright is a racist, and it doesn’t help Obama’s broader [...]
Tweet In the San Francisco Chronicle — the San Francisco Chronicle! — columnist CW Nevius continues to complain (rightly) about the way in which the homeless are truly destroying once beautiful San Francisco (a problem I trace with unerring personal memory to the revolting decay of the drug culture in the Haight at the end [...]
Tweet I don’t really know what to say here. This is just so sad. If I had to guess, I’d say it was a combination of unlimited immigration, unlimited welfare, and the stagnant economy of the socialist state: More than 2.2 million British children – one in five – now live in households dependent on [...]