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Five years in to the Obama administration, the president has never proposed shrinking any part of the federal government -- except the clearly constitutional function of defending the peace.
When it comes to things they oppose, Democrats well understand that when you raise the price of something you get less of it. But then they come to the minimum wage and that understanding vanishes.
Whatever else happens with Obamacare, one thing is fairly certain. The next proposed big-government solution to a real or perceived big societal problem is likely to be met with considerable skepticism.
The Congressional Budget Office projects 2.5 million fewer fulltime workers by 2017 as a result of Obamacare.
posted on: Jan 23, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
What emerges from Wendy Davis’s story and its discrepancies is that she embellished or outright fabricated parts of her story to make it more appealing to her base.
posted on: Jan 16, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
Year upon year upon year of middling poor national economic data is revealing proof of weak national leadership.
posted on: Jan 9, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
The poverty rate in America stands essentially unchanged from its level on this day 50 years ago. If nothing else, the War of Poverty has proved the words of the scripture in which Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you.”
posted on: Jan 3, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
I believe in the sovereignty of the individual. Therefore I believe in personal responsibility. I believe in the duty of self help and in the freedom that flows from self-reliance.
posted on: Dec 26, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Recently, in an apostolic statement Pope Francis said, in effect, that capitalism is OK with him on the condition that we feed the poor. I say, with all deference to the Holy Father, that we can feed the poor only on the condition that we have capitalism.
posted on: Dec 19, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
America's post-war wealth is now gone and in its place stands a mountain of debt that our kids will shoulder all the way to their graves.
posted on: Dec 12, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
The United States did not seek the role of defender of world peace. We were doomed to it by the events of the mid 20th century.
posted on: Dec 5, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Liberals believe that there is no societal ill that does not call for a massive dose of government – despite now four full generations of compelling evidence to the contrary.
posted on: Nov 21, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Good policy is good politics and the best possible policy is to get this horrendous law off the books as quickly as possible.
posted on: Nov 14, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Liberals imagine that a large population must have the oversight and control of a small, highly-educated circle of elites. From such imaginings emerge bad ideas like Obamacare.
posted on: Oct 31, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Until Obamacare went “live,” most people viewed the debate on health care as purely political and mostly abstract. Now it's real and the reality is causing heartburn for the Obama administration.