The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation. The issue has dominated politics in the liberal municipality for months, and a boisterous … Continue reading
Category: Politics & Government
There’s No Welfare in the “Welfare State” (Part 2 of 2)
Conclusion of yesterday’s column. The reader continues: Aside from further documenting the massive, total failure of the welfare state, these stories underscore the principle that government handouts and/or benefits cannot reduce poverty – at least not in any real way. … Continue reading
There’s No Welfare in the “Welfare State” (Part 1 of 2)
A reader wrote me regarding a story published recently in The Wall Street Journal about how the vast majority of people who have signed up for health insurance under ObamaCare were previously covered elsewhere. One survey found that only 11 … Continue reading
The GOP Suicide Mission
Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell warned that Republicans ignore social issues at their peril in the upcoming November election, maintaining that the nation’s only path to a robust economy is an adherence to a strong moral code and … Continue reading
Hillary Clinton: Profiteer of Convenience
Hillary Clinton, while preparing to continue Obama’s war against profit, greed and selfishness, has made a cool $200,000 a speech ($5 million total), paid for by companies who fear her future rule over them. Pretty good for someone who condemns … Continue reading
Is There a “Right” to Feel Comfortable?
The road to dictatorship is paved with comments like this: “Well, maybe we should have censorship if it involves hate speech.” This is what I’m starting to hear people actually say. “Hate speech” is now defined as anything with which … Continue reading
Rick Santorum’s “Blue Collar Conservative”
Ever since the 1980s (the era of Reagan), the Republican Party has consisted of two groups. One, the economic conservatives; two, the religious conservatives. The latter favor limited government in economics, with activist government in religious matters (abortion, gay relationships, … Continue reading
“House of Cards” About to Become More Expensive
NYPost.com [5-14-14] reports: Watching “House of Cards” and other streamed programs may be about to change. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to pass revised Internet regulations Thursday that could open the door for Internet service providers to start charging … Continue reading
Is Obama Too Much of a Capitalist?
It might surprise you that at least one member of Barack Obama’s party, in the U.S. Senate, thinks Obama is too much of right-wing capitalist for the country’s good. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed her relationship with President Barack … Continue reading
Don’t Like Something? There Oughta Be a Law, Then!
“The ‘private sector’ of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and the ‘public sector’ is, in fact, the coercive sector.” (Henry Hazlitt, 20th century American journalist and columnist on business/economics) Hazlitt nailed it. When you say: “Health care … Continue reading
Go East, Young Man (in a Toyota)
After more than three decades in Torrance, CA, the giant car manufacturer Toyota (American division) is moving eastward, to Texas. “When any major corporation is courted by another state, it’s very difficult to combat that,” Torrance CA mayor Frank Scotto … Continue reading
The Only Reason Marijuana Should Be Legal
The most common reason I hear people give for supporting Obama and his party is that he’s not the Republican Party. In other words, “Republicans won’t permit gay marriage, legalization of marijuana or abortion. How can you support them?” I … Continue reading