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Money down the toilet

Democrats’ Spending

The Democrats are pushing to spend more money than most Americans can truly conceive.  The Senate, with the help of some Republicans, signed off on what is called the “Infrastructure Bill” for about 1.2 trillion dollars.

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Notable Quote – No, it wasn’t Slavery that broke Black families; it was White Progressives with “good intentions” that did

Empirical evidence has likewise seldom been mentioned by those who make a common claim, advanced by [Nicholas] Kristof among many others, that “Slavery and post-slavery oppression left a legacy of broken families” among blacks. But the plain fact is that the proportion of black children living with only one parent was never as great during …

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If BLM Gets its Way – Then What?

Not the first time the question has been broached, and baby, it won’t be the last. What happens next? Black Lives Matter wants what it wants. Their advocates carry that water, but to what end?  Not equality nor equity nor anything but more misery.

Welfare State

Notable Quote: The Welfare State – the greatest means of control over a population ever created

That is, besides an evil Government that disarms its citizenry and then uses ITS guns to control people. Emphasis mine: The poverty we have today is spiritual poverty. Spiritual poverty is an absence of what traditionally has been known as various human virtues. Much of that spiritual poverty is a result of public and private …

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Notable Quote – George Will, Prof. Don Boudreaux

[Welfare] states presuppose economic dynamism sufficient to generate investments, job creation, corporate profits, and individuals’ incomes from which come tax revenues needed to fund entitlements. But welfare states produce in citizens an entitlement mentality and a low pain threshold. That mentality inflames appetites for more entitlements, broadly construed to include all government benefits and protections …

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Another Green Deal Breaker That Dooms The Democrat’s Entire Welfare State Agenda

Did you hear the one about the Democrat freshman Congresswoman who said we need to start having fewer children (or none at all)? Save the planet and all that. She’s also on team Welfare State. Medicaid for all. Free College. Guaranteed Income. A mission impossible if there are not enough people alive to pay the …

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Guest post – Picking on Denmark

By Eddie Forward: I have known “Eddie” for a couple of decades and when we consultants were at the same customer in implementing our company’s software, we used to have long discussions on culture and politics – and we always disagreed.  That said, Eddie is a reasonable guy and when we talked last week and …

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Drug Addiction Recovery – a source of government rent-seeking?

What does it say about the marketplace when startups turn directly to government for launching? And then get P.O’d when they get a “no”? Nonprofit startup scraps plans for recovery center in Concord A startup Manchester nonprofit has abandoned plans to open a recovery center in Concord after a discouraging meeting with state officials, the …

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GrokTALK! What If You Don’t “Love The One You’re With?”

We explore the progressive habit of using immigration to supplant the uncooperative populations with those more inclined to vote for Democrats. This naturally leads to the question of property rights, as government needs to milk someone to finance it’s Welfare State Get-out-the vote immigration policies. Bill O’Brien Guest Hosts.  

Notable Quote – F. A. Hayek

Wherever liberty as we understand it has been destroyed, this has almost always been done in the name of some new freedom promised to the people. – F. A. Hayek, the Road to Serfdom   Certainly, Progressives believe that they have new “freedom not to be bankrupted from illness” with Obamacare – but are destroying …

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