Econ/Tax/Spend/Big Govt

‘Coming Apart at the Seams’

By John Biver

Dispatches recommended by Rich Lowry: The size of government threatens the American way of life as we know it. The solution is straightforward – cut government. A vibrant grassroots movement insists that it happen,…

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How to Get a Real Education

By John Biver

Dispatches recommended…by Scott Adams:

I understand why the top students in America study physics, chemistry, calculus and classic literature. The kids in this brainy group are the future professors, scientists, thinkers and engineers who will propel civilization forward. But why do we make B students sit through these same classes? That’s like trying to train your cat to do your taxes—a waste of time and money. Wouldn’t it make more sense to teach B students something useful, like entrepreneurship?

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Big Government Debt: An Emergency for Americans Under 30

By John Biver

“A news alert for the Debt Paying Generation: President Obama’s budget for Fiscal Year 2012 brings the national debt from $14.1 trillion to nearly $26.4 trillion by 2021.

This will take the amount of debt per working American by the end of this fiscal year – all 153,000,000 of them – from $101,150 to more than $161,631. Young Americans are going to get hammered by this debt if entitlement, welfare, and defense reforms are not under way within the next two to five years.”

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Dispatches from the War against public sector unions (Part 2)

By John Biver

“Unlovely as they are, the Greek rioters and the snarling thugs of Madison are the logical end point of the advanced social democratic state: not an oppressed underclass, but a spoiled overclass, rioting in defense of its privileges and insisting on more subsidy, more benefits, more featherbedding, more government.”

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Dispatches from the War against public sector unions (Part 1)

By John Biver

“The magnificent turmoil now gripping statehouses in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and others marks an epic political moment. The nation faces a fiscal crisis of historic proportions and, remarkably, our muddled, gridlocked, allegedly broken politics has yielded a singular clarity… Democrats [are] desperately defending the status quo; Republicans [are] charging the barricades.”

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Leftwing hero Franklin Roosevelt opposed the creation of government employee unions

By John Biver

This letter by Pesident Franklin Delano Roosevelt regarding public sector unions has been getting a lot of attention lately. For the sure fun and irony of it – I’ve included excerpts below. The patron saint of the political left is on our side.

FDR: “[M]eticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the Government…”

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Showdown in Madison: Excerpts from the national coverage (Part 3)

By John Biver

“History lights the path for Mr. Walker and the Wisconsin legislative majority. They should not compromise. They should stay the course on fiscal responsibility. When they do so, the people who elected them – and millions of others around the country – will applaud their integrity and principled leadership.”

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