I continue to get several emails a week from Organizing For Action, pushing me to sign up for Obamacare. For those who don’t know about OFA, it’s a non-profit organized by Michelle Obama and Barack’s former campaign manager to push the Dear Leader’s agenda.
As the Crimean referendum is upon us, and the disturbing crises in Ukraine edges the world closer to a war of epic proportions, the United States announced that the International Community will not recognize the results of Crimean referendum.
… and Ted Turner, and Warren Buffet, and Solyndra, etc.
Recently Matt Bergman posted a picture on PRL’s Facebook page with the caption, “Anything The Government Gives You Was Taken From Somebody Else.” I think most Libertarians would agree with this, but someone posted a comment that made me realize a lot of people don’t understand the economics of the taxing, spending, and transfer policies of the government.
Way back in 1997 (April 14th to be exact) I went to withdraw money at an ATM and discovered that $10,000 had been withdrawn by the IRS apparently due to “back taxes.” I had no warning.
There is a big push on by Democrats to raise the minimum wage to $10.10/hour (I’m sure that extra ten cents will make a big difference).
With the increasing secularization of society, one of the most divisive issues is where our laws should come from. The religious would argue that in order to have a truly moral society we must have a legal system based on religious principles.
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website: “People are classified as unemployed if they meet all of the following criteria: they had no employment during the reference week; they were available for work at that time; and they made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week.”
More succinctly, you only count as unemployed if you don’t have a job but you sent out resumes, made phone calls, or went on an interview to try to get a job.
OK, America is in trouble for a lot of reasons, but I recently had an on-line discussion that made clear a fundamental flaw in the way many Americans think.
It wasn’t that long ago that I was wandering the halls of my public school, forsaking it as the bane of my existence. Even though it’s been awhile since I finished with grade school, I still hold it in contempt.
A lot of libertarians have a problem with feminism.
To the archetypal libertarian, any philosophy that focuses its attention and energy on only one group of people is inherently flawed.