When our government does something wrong we like to know about it, if only because it affirms what we already suspect. Government has a name for admitting mistakes. It’s called “transparency,” a word that makes you think something is going to get fixed when it isn’t.
It’s easy to forget that the role of a good government is not to create more laws or to manage the impossible tangle of regulations and restrictions created by years of self-indulgent lawmaking.
Little or nothing can be accomplished by government without changing a law or making a new one.
I just stumbled across the website for the “Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.” Liberal lawmakers like to create caucuses for minority causes because it gives them an air of urgency. That last letter in “LGBT” is about as minority as it gets, but that doesn’t mean it can’t generate lots of publicity.
How many seats can we fill on our nation’s free ride train? Family leave, mandatory raises, health care, and free college are all part of a new, sorry dream for America that feels borrowed from failed European economies.
New dream for America is to be more like Europe
Is America such a bad place that imitating Europe is something to strive for?
For a long time I have been suspicious that emerging from the recession wasn’t good for everybody. It seemed like a positive thing for the president. He said it was what he wanted and still talks obsessively about bailing us out from the “worst economic crisis” since the Depression.