Third, government activities fail to create value because the funding comes from a compulsory source: taxes. Unlike in markets, bad government decisions are not punished and failed policies are not weeded out because the funding is not contingent on performance. Low-value programs can live on forever, and they block the reallocation of resources to better uses.
In markets, the quest for profits spurs businesses to search for better ways of doing things. Businesses aim to maximize value for themselves, and they end up boosting the broader economy, which is the “invisible hand” of Adam Smith. In government, there is no invisible hand, no guide to steer policymakers in a constructive direction. Here….
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It does not matter the argument that anybody can come up with, allowing gay scout leaders is a terrible decision.
You can’t have homosexuals put in charge of young boys. Gay men obviously find other men sexually attractive, considering the fact that gay men are a very small minority of the population, one could assume that finding partners is a bit more difficult than finding a partner of the opposite sex. So now you have gay men who are in charge of a group of boys in a unsupervised environment. It’s like putting a fox in the chicken coop.
Look, you hear about school teachers having sex with their students regular basis, the majority of which are high school students. What makes anyone think that a homosexual will keep their hands off of young boys? This decision on the part of the Boy Scouts of America will destroy the lives of countless boys, mark my words within 6 months the news of scout leader abuse will hit the headlines.
Any parent who has a kid in the Boy Scouts or is preparing to get their kids involved, I suggest you remove them from the program immediately. I live in one of the most conservative states in the country and a local news station interviewed a man who is gay and is planning on volunteering to be a scout leader, the man was not only out of the closet, he came out flaming. The thought of having someone like that as a leader for any of my kids turns my stomach. Thank goodness my kids are raised, but my nephews and grandsons are not and I will be damned if I will let them be involved in a program that could potentially ruin their lives.
It is my hope that enough people feel the way that I do and the Boy Scouts lose thousands upon thousands of scouts, maybe then they will understand that Americans are not willing to have their kids subjected to the homosexual lifestyle of a gay scout leader, and their decision to appease the LGTB community was a resounding disaster.
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Excellent piece on Trump and the GOP establishment….
“Those are the assets he has to leverage. The opportunities he is exploiting are immigration, the media culture, discontent with the Republican establishment and widespread angst about the culture and economy. My guess is he never had strong views on any of these things. He may not even have had opinions about them until now. He’s just a guy who is good at seeing and exploiting opportunities.
I think this is why the GOP is looking so silly trying to swat away Trump. They are used to dealing with people who fear nothing more than separation from the heard. Trump is not knocking on their door asking to join the club. He’s out on the lawn throwing rocks through the window because that’s where the opportunity lies. John McCain leaning out the window in his nightshirt and cap, yelling at Trump to get off his lawn is what Trump wants. It plays to his advantage.” Here….
Look, there’s nothing wrong with this country that I couldn’t fix pretty easily if I was made dictator of the US. I’d be the strangest damn dictator in human history, ruthlessly devolving the power of the state and then abdicating, but I’d leave behind a country richer and stronger than any ever imagined by the mind of men.
Wanna fix the economy? Gut the regulatory state. Abolish every agency not authorized by the Constitution and take all of their regs off the books. Remove from Congress the power to delegate. EVERY rule/law/regulation must be voted upon, individually, by Congress. No omnibus bills. Flatten the tax code. Personal and corporate rate of 15%, no deductions, no exemptions. All government agencies are now run on zero based budgeting. Everyone starts from zero every year and has to justify what they get. No automatic increases, no inflation assumptions, no cost plus. GAAP is now the law for the government of the US. No more accounting tricks. Public sector unions are abolished. That ought to turn the economy up to “boil”. I’d expect double digit growth, year after year. That coupled with increased revenues from the flat tax ought to have the debt paid off within a decade.
Welfare? Privatized within five years.
SSDI? Well, for the SS part, unchanged for those 55 and older, for those younger than 55 a combination of a gradually increasing retirement age and privatized retirement accounts ought to eliminate that unfunded liability entirely.
Move the DI part to private insurance companies and watch fraud drop by 80%.
The US Government owns upwards of 90% of some states. Except for national parks, I return all of that land to the states. That gives them an asset to manage so that they can fund any state level expenditures they may desire (Example: I eliminated the EPA, in part because every state has their own state EPA. W/O the Federal EPA, some states are going to want to expand the scope of their EPAs to compensate. This allows them to fund that)
My immigration policy will be that I want the US to cherry pick the best and brightest from around the world. Those folks get expedited immigration status. If someone is here illegally, they get a one way ticket home, no questions asked. All illegals in prison get the same. Secure the border? “Oh, you can’t build a fence, it won’t work,” Bullshit. While there may have to be slight variations for geography in isolated spots, I’d build a 10 foot electrified chain link fence with razor wire on top, put another one 25 yards behind it, patrol the area in between with trained attack dogs and put a tower every ½ mile armed with machine guns. Try bringing your 11 foot ladder to that fence Rick Perry. Birthright citizenship would be a thing of the past (It shouldn’t be a thing of the present, we only have it due to a deliberate misreading of the 14th Amendment by Justice Brennan in 1982 inPlyler v. Doe ).
And then on the second day…….
Headed to the course, enjoy some nudity while I am away.
In an email today….
It’s OK to martyr Trayon Martin, Mike Brown, & Freddie Grey, but not OK to call Kate Stienles parents – Liberal agenda- Amnesty Illegal Aliens
It’s OK to show the Black Panther, LaRaza, ISIS, & Rainbow flags, but not OK to show the Confederate Battle flag – Liberal Agenda – White Privilege/Gay Pride
It’s OK to call Charleston shooting “Domestic Terrorism”, it’s not OK to call Fort Hood “Islamic Terrorism” – Liberal Agenda – Diversity/Obama Policy
It’s OK to kill unborn babies and sell body parts for profit, it’s not OK to kill convicted murderers on death row – Liberal Agenda – Abortion/Death Penalty
It’s OK to lower American flag to half staff the day Whitney Houstons died, it’s not OK to lower flag for 5 Marines killed in Chattanooga terrorist attack – Liberal Agenda – Muslim/Minority Appeasement
It’s OK to trade terrorists for deserter, it’s not OK to release Americans held in Iran as part of nuclear deal – Liberal Agenda – Obama Legacy/Closing Guantanamo
It’s OK to force Americans to get healthcare, It’s not OK to force the poor to pay for healthcare/food/housing/utilities – Liberal Agenda – Entitlements/Obamacare
It’s OK to force baker to make gay wedding cake, It’s not OK to ask Muslim employee to sell bacon – Liberal Agenda – LGTB/Muslim Appeasement
It’s OK to let veterans die while on secret VA waiting list, it’s not OK to turn away illegal aliens at hospitals – Liberal Agenda – Big Government/Amnesty/Obamacare
It’s OK to spend millions on studies why lesbians are fat, it’s not OK to spend money on better military body armor. – Liberal Agenda – Big Government/Obama Policy
It’s OK to lie about a rape, it’s not OK to question the ethics of the journalists who wrote the story about the lie – Liberal Agenda – Feminism
It’s OK for the President of the United States to lie to the American people, it’s not OK to question his love of country. – Liberal Agenda – Obama
This list could easily be in the hundreds.
Since Obama took office over 60 terrorist attacks by Islamist terrorists have taken place on American soil, killing over 40 people, that does not count the attacks that were thwarted by law enforcement. Since Obama took office 2.5 million illegal aliens have entered through the U.S. southern border. Since Obama took office race relations have plummeted to levels not seen since the 60’s. Obama did exactly what he said, he is transforming the country one liberal agenda at a time.
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