Well, of course the answer is YES if the progressives have their way.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
A 14-year old student was in the swimming pool when the fire alarm sounded. Minnesota teachers immediately evacuated all students from the building, including the young lady who was wearing only a soaking wet bathing suit and a skimpy towel. She asked to obtain her clothing from her locker, and that was refused. She asked to be able to sit inside a teacher’s car, and that was refused. Educators forced this young lady to stand outside in 5-degree below zero weather, resulting in frostbite to her feet and toes.
Was the school principal or teacher arrested for child endangerment? No. Did the school principal or teacher apologize? No. The School Board only agreed to review evacuation policy with the local fire marshal.
Do you feel good about entrusting your children to public school teachers?
Source: Daily Caller
Thursday, March 6, 2014
On the eve of President Obama's budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, the top House Republican on budget matters has released a harsh assessment of federal poverty programs – and a promise of a major overhaul plan. (Source)
In the House Budget Committee report, chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin agrees that some programs provide crucial aid to low-income families. He also grants that the decline in the labor-force participation rate, now at a 36-year low, is not solely a result of welfare programs steering people away from work. Changing demographics and slow economic growth are also factors.
“But federal policies are also discouraging work,” says the report, called “The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later.” A large problem, it says, is the so-called poverty trap: “There are so many anti-poverty programs – and there is so little coordination between them – that they often work at cross purposes and penalize families for getting ahead.”
Because the programs are means-tested – that is, the benefits phase out as recipients make more money – poor families may find they are better off staying on public assistance. “The federal government effectively discourages them from making more money,” the report says.
The report itemizes 92 programs: dozens in education and job training, 17 food-aid programs, and more than 20 housing programs. In FY 2012, these programs cost the federal government $799 billion.
We want to know what you think about Ryan’s plan: A much needed reform, or a gift to Democrats in the 2014 Election?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Obama delays the parts of ObamaCare you won't like until after election ... do you wonder why?
Another wave of health-care plan cancellation notices was set to crash on voters this fall. But the Obama administration found a way to shut that whole thing down. According to The Hill:
- As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCare's minimum coverage requirements.
- Prolonging the "keep your plan" fix will avoid another wave of health policy cancellations otherwise expected this fall.
- The cancellations would have created a firestorm for Democratic candidates in the last, crucial weeks before Election Day.
- The White House is intent on protecting its allies in the Senate, where Democrats face a battle to keep control of the chamber. [The Hill]
Who knew that the Affordable Care Act could so conveniently conform itself to the changing political aims of the White House? The rule of law seems so much more negotiable now. - - Michael Brendan Dougherty
SO, you think Obama’s delaying this part of the healthcare mandate because he likes you or because of THE ELECTION?
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
A few decades ago, the American Dream was synonymous with opportunity: opportunity to endeavor after “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
The American Dream was imbued with the concept of the individual: each man would reap the fruits of his own labor. America was the land of the rugged individual, who carved out his life with his own hands and accounted to no one but himself for his failures.
Let us compare this view of the American Dream with that of today. Whereas the American Dream was once equated with certain principles of freedom, it is now equated with things.
Today, a man would say merely that he has a right to live comfortably; the fact that comfort must be earned is ignored; the question of whether the person is deserving of comfort never arises.
When people are concerned more with the attainment of things than with the maintenance of principles, it is a sign of moral decay. And it is through such decay that loss of freedom occurs.
This metamorphosis of the human spirit did not come about unforeseen. Although he was not writing specifically about America, Jose Ortega y Gasset, in his The Revolt of the Masses, clearly delineated the process by which the individual would eventually be sacrificed to the mass-man; the mass-man thereby destroying that which made possible his very existence.
Respect for the rights of the individual has been the foundation for America’s greatness; it was the reason for the immigration to America from all around the world. It is precisely this respect which has deteriorated as a result of the efforts of the mass-man in America, this laying the groundwork for a totalitarian welfare state.
Gilbert De Bruycker
The Free Man
What are your thoughts about this perspective?
Monday, March 3, 2014
"Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, such action by Russia would represent a profound interference in matters that must be decided by the Ukrainian people. So there, you brute.”
—Barack Obama, 2014
“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”
—Sarah Palin, 2008
What do you think, America … is Obama the best you can do?