Problems with driver’s licenses helped send a former Illinois governor to prison. Illinoisans tend to be pretty jaded about this sort of thing. A governor going to prison scarcely raises an eyebrow. Neither do bad decisions from public officials. When they whip themselves up to do something foolish, it has to be really over the top to merit attention, like giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
Illegals and politicians are a match made in heaven with a common goal: advancing themselves and expecting everyone else to pick up the tab. More than ever illegals in America have their hands out, thanks to Obama immigration policy that tells them to expect everything from publicly funded education to tax refunds (see: New Immigration Policy Could Force Us to Overlook Fraud).
Remember the Republican Pledge to America, the conservative retort to the president’s failed American Promise (see: The Lie Behind the President’s American Promise)? The GOP contract talked about “unparalleled recklessness with taxpayer dollars,”¹ proclaiming:
The need for urgent action to repair our economy and reclaim our government for the people cannot be overstated.²
Now we are hearing about frameworks for decision making.
The world will not end on New Year’s Day. Apocalyptic predictions about fiscal cliff doomsday are coming from the same lawmakers who created the fiscal cliff to coerce themselves to do something, anything, to get government spending and deficits under control. Fortunately, Congress passed the Budget Control Act and we can rely on the usual bipartisan cooperation to figure out how to get rid of it (see: Halting the Sequester Will Be a Historic Betrayal).
Anyone who believes that prosperity means correcting social inequality is a fool. Wanting something you don’t have does not mean that you are being treated unfairly. How many voters who agreed with the president that inequality of income is a scourge that stifles opportunity in America would discard their leftist convictions and turn into loyal Republicans in an instant if we dumped a bag of cash in their laps?