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Welfare-State Socialism

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

What’s The Real Deal In Ferguson?

We are confronted with a fundamental Constitutional issue: protecting the rights of individuals against mindless mobs in the streets.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Liberal-Progressives Attempt To Shred NYC’s Social Fabric

After successive law-and-order administrations, New York City has a class-warfare mayor.  Mayor de Blasio turns his Sandinista-trained, communist revolutionary tactics toward reversing NYC’s hard won, major reductions in its crime rate.  But he may not have the political skill needed to destroy public order entirely.

Identity Politics Crashes at City Hall
Rachel Noerdlinger’s exit highlights the de Blasio team’s intellectual emptiness.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ferguson Again

If one listens only to black “leaders” such as Al Sharpton, it’s easy to believe that minorities that feel affronted have a Constitutional right to riot, burn, and loot other people’s property.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Quote Of The Day

Burke Beu describes himself as someone who grew up in a Democratic family, has been a registered Democrat since age 18 and a Democratic candidate for statewide office in Colorado. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece he explains why he is denouncing ObamaCare.

“We say that we are the party of the people, but “the people” too often become a singular, monolithic concept for us. We speak for the people, don’t you know, because we can decide what is best for them so they really don’t need to speak for themselves.”

Keynesian Statistics

From one aspect, Keynesian economics is about aggregating many very different kinds of economic data into single indexes.  It is this which animates the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies, Congress’s stimulus spending packages, and New York Times propagandist Paul Krugman’s never-ending calls for increasing governmental deficit spending.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

ObamaCare Sausage

Like sausage, few people knew everything that was packed into it.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Socialism In Our Time

Liberal-progressive-socialists like President Obama are obviously not as much concerned about glacial economic recovery as are the bulk of our citizenry.  Obama’s attention is riveted on broadening every possible means of regulating every person’s every action, every day.

Keeping everybody, to the maximum extent, on some form of welfare support ands therefore beholden to Washington, means that the aim of socialism - control of all aspects of the economy - is being realized at an accelerating rate. 

ObamaCare is but one of the many Democrat Socialist Party’s policy initiatives aimed at total collectivization and obliteration of the individual rights intended for protection by the Bill of Rights.

Thomas Sowell: Obama’s Weakness, Ineptitude Are By Design, Part Of The Plan

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What Motivates Liberal-Progressivism?

The Case Against Liberal Compassion


The writer probes the sentiments driving individual liberal-progessives’ knee-jerk reactions. 

In politics, however, sentiments are less admirable (if we can consider blind adherence to liberal-progressivism admirable at all).  Politicians supporting the welfare state, on both sides of the political aisle, are merely purchasing votes or rewarding financial supporters.  Politicians who support the welfare state for any other reason are either incompetent or engaging in self-delusion.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Is Less Affordable

Now There Can Be No Doubt: Obamacare Has Increased Non-Group Premiums In Nearly All States


The National Bureau of Economic Research, created in the 1930s to churn out statistics supporting New Deal socialism, demonstrates that the administration is yet again misleading the public.

The message is loud and clear: socialism does not cut costs or increase efficiency; it merely steals from producers and uses the proceeds to buy votes.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Too Much Money, Too Little Growth

Steve Forbes provides a timely summation:

Money Is Not Wealth—But It Helps Create Wealth

Quote:

“Money measures wealth; it is not wealth itself. It is a claim on products and services that people have created. That’s why counterfeiting is illegal; it’s thievery. But when government does this, it’s called quantitative easing, or stimulus.”