Thursday, May 14, 2009

What The Tea Parties Were About III

We see in today's George Will column:
In February, California's Democratic-controlled Legislature, faced with a $42 billion budget deficit, trimmed $74 million (1.4 percent) from one of the state's fastest growing programs, which provides care for low-income and incapacitated elderly and cost the state $5.42 billion last year. The Los Angeles Times reports that "loose oversight and bureaucratic inertia have allowed fraud to fester."

But the Service Employees International Union collects nearly $5 million a month from 223,000 caregivers who are members. And the Obama administration has told California that unless the $74 million in cuts are rescinded, it will deny the state $6.8 billion in stimulus money.
Federal aid --> Dependency --> Coersion

Like a drug dealer handing out free samples.

We have come far from the Founders' vision.

Update: Just listening to yesterday's Dennis Miller Show and his interview with Mark Steyn, and Steyn nutshells another reason pretty nicely as well:
The short version of what has happened in the entire western world western governments have out-spent this generation. So now the question is can they out-spend the children and grandchildren who haven't yet been born?
But it's all ok. Susan Roesgen says our $400 tax breaks will make up for it all.

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