Government Reports Record Success! More People on Welfare than Ever Before, Yay!

Nothing seems to threaten the civil government in this country more than the possibility that we won’t feel that we need it. The premise of modern government is not that we need to prevent criminals from victimizing us and punish them in an orderly way, but that we are incapable of taking care of ourselves and are constantly at the edge of extinction unless the armed, taxing might of the civil government protects us from the hardships of life. Any philosophy like that can only encourage more Read more […]

How Mainstream Media Pretends U.S. Finances Are Improving

Consider the report from Associated Press: The U.S. government is running a deficit that is 23.6 percent lower than in the same period a year ago through the first five months of this budget year, another sign of improvement in the nation’s finances. In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Thursday that the deficit for February totaled $193.5 billion, the largest monthly imbalance in a year. The government traditionally runs large deficits in February, a month when it is sending Read more […]

John Boehner Thinks Opposing More Debt Is “Ridiculous”

Boehner is having a hissy fit that Republicans in Congress do not want to vote for his budget deal. He can’t blame them, of course, and he can’t attack the voters. So he tried yesterday to blame others for pressuring people in Congress. “They’re using our members, and they’re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous,” he said at a Republican news conference. “Listen, if you’re for more deficit reduction, you’re for this agreement,” he snapped. I don’t see any way Read more […]