Category: The Nanny State

December 11, 2007

Economists Say Recession Risk Is Climbing

Filed under: Economics,The Nanny State - 11 Dec 2007

Fed officials have “to move to show their willingness to both avert risk of recession and stabilize the financial crisis,” said Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial. She said Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s emphasis on consensus has proved to be the …

November 26, 2007

Farmers and their free money addiction

Filed under: Economics,The Nanny State - 26 Nov 2007

Farmers must not own mirrors. If they do, how could they possibly stand to look at themselves in one? These are the fattest cats ever to be on a steady feed of government dole, taking shamelessness to a new low. …

November 25, 2007

FCC’s Cable Plans Draw Fire

Filed under: The Nanny State - 25 Nov 2007

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin’s proposal to impose new regulations on the cable industry is running afoul of some fellow Republicans, who are questioning his focus on reining in cable companies. Today, 24 House Republicans plan to deliver a …

November 14, 2007

Democrats Ignore Warnings of Comptroller General- Entitlement Spending Grows Worse

How many Americans have given thought to the powerful undertow of the nanny-state? How many Americans are aware of the astounding prosperity achieved by America before FDR, when free enterprise reined, when government took 2% of the national income, compared …

November 12, 2007

Fiscal Responsibility Proves Costly

Filed under: The Democrats,The Nanny State - 12 Nov 2007

WASHINGTON — Democrats took control of Congress this year with a pledge to be more fiscally responsible than their Republican counterparts. Trying to fulfill that promise, however, has caused strains among lawmakers, forced cutbacks in big policy goals and snagged …

November 9, 2007

Manhattan Prosecutors Declare War on Families

Filed under: American Society & Heritage,The Nanny State - 09 Nov 2007

In the October 2006 issue of The Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law School professor Jeannie Suk exposes a disturbing development. In her eye-opening article “Criminal Law Comes Home,” Suk examines a practice in Manhattan that has become routine in criminal …

October 28, 2007

Bush Seeks Middle Ground On Children’s Insurance Bill

Filed under: The Democrats,The Nanny State,The Republicans - 28 Oct 2007

The Bush administration, looking for compromise on an issue causing heartburn for many Republicans, shifted its position on a major area of disagreement with Congress over a children’s health-insurance bill. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said the …

October 15, 2007

McCain’s Health-Care Divergence

Filed under: The Nanny State,The Republicans - 15 Oct 2007

Sen. John McCain will unveil a health-care plan today, but unlike his rivals he will focus on controlling costs, rather than reducing the ranks of the uninsured. While the debate among the presidential candidates so far has focused on …

October 9, 2007

The Great Ideological Divide Within Christendom

The history of Christianity has been replete with examples of various theological disagreements and contrary schools of thought, even within the pale of orthodoxy. Modern times have provided us no relieve from this syndrome, which speaks to the inherent …

September 18, 2007

Tax-Funded Spendaholics

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation,The Nanny State - 18 Sep 2007

An interesting story has come across the Associated Press wire-one that should give every taxpayer in America pause.
President George W. Bush noted that the $22 billion difference between the spending proposed by the White House and by Congressional Democrats is …

September 4, 2007

How the Nanny State Destroys Jobs

Filed under: Economics,The Nanny State - 04 Sep 2007

In Sidney, Montana the owner of the local McDonald’s fast food joint cannot get workers to staff his restaurant. This sounds like a bad thing, and for owner John Francis, it is, but, this loss of workers is because of …

August 26, 2007

Most Parents Are Not Idiots Or Negligent

Filed under: Education & Schools,The Nanny State - 26 Aug 2007

Why do we need compulsory-attendance laws? Why compel parents to send their children to public schools? Wouldn’t parents naturally educate their children without compulsion? Human nature and history prove this to be the case. All over the world, parents push …

Macroeconomics and Market Meltdown

Filed under: Economics,Featured Conservative,The Nanny State - 26 Aug 2007

Collectivism in the Federal government since the 1930s New Deal is paralleled by the emergence in financial markets of giant, multi-national financial institutions. Both reflect the detached, numbers only, view of socialistic regulators who deal in large abstractions called “the …

August 20, 2007

The Nannies Are Coming To Rehabilitate Us

Filed under: The Nanny State - 20 Aug 2007

Fear not the sacred Saints of Tofu and devotes of Darwin are on their way. Has anyone found them selves hip deep in french fries covered with catsup, or swimming in a vat of diet soda? Fear-not the grass …

August 15, 2007

The “Fair Share” Cannibals

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation,The Nanny State - 15 Aug 2007

The idea of forcing someone to pay his “fair share” of taxes through progressive income taxes applies only to a society of cannibals. It applies to a society where the majority has the right to devour those people who earn …

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