It's politically impossible to stop the spending, because the screams that come when the spending slows are louder than the calls for fiscal balance and sanity. And everyone knows they can't raise taxes enough to pay for the spending, because that would cause the economy to slow even more. So the solution that these reasonable, moral people come to is that we must all sacrifice our children to the great god Washington. And anyone who disagrees must be a mean-spirited racist, because no reasonable person would hesitate to sacrifice his children (or your children) for the benefit of the political cronies of the day.
That the men and women of Washington are sick in the head and sick in the soul is so obvious that I shouldn't have to point it out.
Indeed it was the earning of that $7823 that turned her into a mother.
The fundamental problem is too many voters are feel insulated from the negative practical consequences of bad policy. Unemployed? Get a government check! Health problem? Government will get you a doctor! Hungry? Government food! So who cares if government makes everything worse, as long as you're spared the pain of a worsening world. It's a sort of mental leprosy
I'd never discussed politics with my doctor, but he was talking about Obamacare with serious concern. The quick summary was, from his perspective, it inserted a lot of micromanagement into his practice and impeded his ability to work freely with patients. He noted that a lot of people figured they were good at navigating bureaucratic waters so they didn't expect to find their medical options limited and controlled, but those people were in for an unpleasant surprise.
Seems that Obama's taking a lesson from Sharpton's book, and trying to give us Freddy's Fashion Mart on a national scale. So much for uniting the nation and healing old wounds.
I thought this clip was composed of actual footage from the raid. It looked so real!
Your history is backwards. Ask anyone that lived through the 1970's and 1980's.
I don't really care what the 400 wealthiest Americans have. As long as ordinary people can make a decent living and lead a decent life, the fact that someone else has a lot more than me is irrelevant. With respect to the concentration of wealth and power, I worry much more about Washington, which has vastly more power, and is vastly stupider in its use of it. Every crisis is an excuse for Washington to assume greater control. This ought to worry everyone, right or left. Probably most people think either our last president or our current president was or is a dangerous moron or worse. Keep that in mind when the president gathers ever more power. Maybe you like the guy, but the next one will probably be another dangerous moron. Robber barons come and go, but Washington just gets fatter and stupider.
Are you suggesting clips like this are isolated incidents? Seems to me these occupant events are an endless parade of racism, thuggery, and general narcissism. This is where you really find all the stuff that Tea Party events have been accused of. Say what you like; anyone with two eyes and a dash of intellectual integrity can see which event is civil and which is degraded.
"...charged with abuse of her seat"? That sounds like a polite euphemism for hooking.
Affirmative action started with Blacks. The historical injustice that pushed Blacks to the bottom of the pile is obvious enough. We can argue whether pushing a modern innocent White down to make room for a Black, in order to make up for the evil done by some other historical White, is reasonable policy. But, agree or disagree, at least we can understand the argument, and we can't entirely dismiss it: That the nation is institutionally attempting to set right a historical institutional wrong.
Somewhere along the line, making up for the evil of slavery morphed into the quest for "diversity". In making this transition, our institutional discrimination abandoned its moral foundation. Why do we give points to whatever fill-in-the-blank class is "underrepresented"? This is discrimination, pure and simple. In a sane society, such notions would have been immediately struck down. 14th Amendment; equal protection under the law, that sort of basic thing. But no, modern racism considers itself enlightened. And enlightenment, it would seem, trumps the law, the Constitution.
Replacing affirmative action with diversity has also trivialized the victims of slavery. If everyone's a victim, then nobody's a victim.
Our nation has morally descended. It's a sad thing, but there it is. I don't know how to change it, but I can testify to the truth. The fools in high positions can proclaim their toxic nonsense to be morality, but that doesn't make it so. Practicing modern racism in order to fight historical racism is stupid and evil.