There is no better time to give up that dead end career wearing a paper hat and stuffing French fries in bags. Finally, criminals are going to be rewarded for making a worthwhile life choice. They won’t have to worry about the will of the people being heard in Washington and getting in the way of causing pain, property loss, suffering, and death.
Does progressive tax reform mean an end to government waste, or does it mean more money to spend to make up for what our federal and state bureaucracies lose? Backers of a progressive tax fix for federal and state budgets focus on more revenue for the middle and lower classes.
Why do we deserve government handouts when life hits the skids? Because politicians say we do. It’s that simple. America owes you nothing, which is why it is so important for pols to blur the distinction between our country and our government.
Can we call a retiree entitlement “welfare” if seniors help to pay for it? Blameful fingers have been pointed at the budgetary havoc wreaked by public employee pensions (see: Illinois Pensions Make Bad Teachers Look Worse). Social Security, the big retirement entitlement for seniors and anyone else who can get their hands on the money, is going to do the same thing on a national scale.
Has the Speaker of the House we applauded three short years ago given up the good fight? Is the House leadership so intimidated by accusations about Tea Party radicals from the progressive extremists that rule the Democratic Party that they forgot that the word “compromise” no longer exists?