October 29, 2013
LAW AND LIBERTY: Angelo Codevilla: The War On Us.
“Increasingly, the US government’s many police forces (often state and local ones as well) operate militarily and are trained to treat ordinary citizens as enemies. At the same time, the people from whom the government personnel take their cues routinely describe those who differ from them socially and politically as illegitimate, criminal, even terrorists. Though these developments have separate roots, the post-9/11 state of no-win war against anonymous enemies has given them momentum. The longer it goes on, the more they converge and set in motion a spiral of civil strife all too well known in history, a spiral ever more difficult to stop short of civil war. Even now ordinary Americans are liable to being disadvantaged, hurt or even killed by their government as never before. Government’s violent treatment of citizens has become generalized and unremarkable.”
It portends a dark future.
October 26, 2013
It’s a milestone that only banana Republic could do, in the old days … CENSUS: Welfare Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Workers…
Places like Venezuela, a country of a tenth the size of America, with twice the murder rate. I wonder whoi is doing all the killing?
October 25, 2013
Obamacare Side Effect – Doctors Abandon The Health Care Insurance System Altogether
Imagine for a moment what might happen if the government were to get out of healthcare altogether and there would be free competition between all health care service providers. What would happen to prices in that case? It is probably fair to assume that they would come down precipitously even from the low prices free market doctors are already able to obtain for their patients nowadays.
It is actually a good bet that the onerous red tape and the likely explosion in costs due to Obamacare will accelerate the move toward a free market in health care – unless the government explicitly forbids it, that is (unfortunately we cannot rule out completely that such tyrannical steps will eventually be taken – the government generally doesn’t like it when its ‘help’ is refused). If so, the Obamacare Act could turn out to become a win-win by mistake so to speak, as more and more people decide to opt out of the system.
October 24, 2013
It’s turned into the train wreck Tea Party people said it was …
Millions of Americans Losing Health Plans…
Senate Dems Up For Re-Election To Back Mandate Delay…
But is a the cat now out of the bag, and all the cancellations and premium increases are now known …?
It’s really Obamacare that is all wrong for America…
OBAMACARE MANDATE ‘MAY BE DELAYED’
October 23, 2013
The problem is inherent in the government process, as this Washington Post article unwittingly exposes:
Timothy B. Lee: In your work as a computer science professor, you’ve taught a lot of smart programmers, many of whom went on to work at top technology companies. Why does government have trouble recruiting this type of worker?
Ed Felten: I think some of it has to do with the way government personnel works. Top programmers are in high demand, and they can get excellent salaries or the possibility of major upside from stock options. That’s true even in entry-level positions right out of college. It’s difficult for the government to compete with that on a civil service pay scale.
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October 20, 2013
Well for starters, as with all government programs, you do …