The Democrats and the Republicans don’t have a plan, but the Cato institute has just provided one that balances the budget in 10 years without raising taxes. It can be done. But do our so called leaders have the will to do what’s necessary?
“A lot of the Washington experts think we need large tax hikes to solve our budget problem, and I wanted to show in this plan how you can cut the debt and even balance the budget over ten years without increasing taxes,” he said.
“It’s going to be tough work,” Edwards admitted, adding that “a lot of subsidy programs that people have used for years I think should be eliminated.”
If you watched the Milton Friedman documentaries I’ve been linking to, they show how the government and it’s subsidies cause the very problems they seek to solve. We should start cutting a lot of corporate welfare subsidies and we’d see a lot of problems resolve themselves over time.
Part 2 of the series by Milton Friedman. This one is about how government controls leads to poverty. As I said a couple posts down, the state doesn’t protect people from social injustice. It creates and enforces it.
Among the usual group of academics, politicians and union clowns, a young Donald Rumsfeld is arguing with Friedman in this one.
There is a reason why people are losing faith in the state. Why many people are going independent. They’re finally getting it that neither party is really representing the people. The system is gamed to favor lobbyists and special interests. And the elites dictate the issues which are largely based on false premises. They’re still talking about global warming even though it has been shown to be a scam. Yet even now, they’re talking about rationing goods and food to fight climate change.
The Republicans were given a chance to prove themselves by fighting the statist policies of the DemSoc party. So far, they are showing themselves to be back to business as usual.
I’ve seen half of these. And those were good. I especially love the Thin Blue Line, one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.
It’s important to see how the legal system actually works, or should I say, doesn’t. Like any bureaucracy, time, size and pressure creates a bloated, corrupt inefficient mess. There’s a reason we limited government types don’t like statism. It doesn’t work.
It’s a fallacy of the left to believe that government is there to solve social injustice. The truth is, the state creates it and enforces social injustice. The bigger the state, the more unjust.
And what about that recent move by Homeland Security and ICE, seizing the domains of 75 internet sites without even charging the owners first. It was all about punishing websites that sell replica watches and other junk, as well as some file sharers. But you can easily see, if they get away with this, of doing it to any other website they don’t agree with. After all, they were seized at will. No due process. How do you like that change now?
This is why people elected the Republicans on Novermber 2. They wanted them to counter the moves of the statist Democrats. Or the DemSocs as we can call them now. They’ve been using Orwell’s 1984 as a playbook and that fundamental change Obama talked about is not looking too utopian.
I just watched this six part BBC series from 2007, written by the great Steven Moffat who I’ve mentioned before. It’s a sequel to Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde set in present day. It’s about his descendant who is genetically cursed with the duality. Kind of like the Incredible Hulk if the Hulk was a brilliant psychopath. It’s available on DVD and from Netflix. I highly recommend it. It’s entertaining as all get out.