And if intelligence is an art, is Mr Bennett a target? (My GUESS is they're both above average and below genius.)
One stupid thing smart liberals do is consider themselves qualified to do other people's thinking for them: here, let me and my pet bureaucrats help you by choosing your light bulbs, toilet tanks, and insurance policies for you. So the liberals waste energy trying to do the thinking for other people that we could do for ourselves. And smart as they are, they do it badly because each of us knows more about our own situations, and what we actually need and what actually works, than the guy behind a desk who's seen me for five minutes. So liberal Jimmy Carter was a lousy President (sorry for the anti-white racism there), and Ronald Reagan was a pretty good one, letting us think for ourselves.
One promise I don't think the Gingrich Congress ever kept was to take votes on dumb regulations ("Correction day"?) I'd like to see a constitutional, or high-ranking law, limitation on the hours and percentage of dollars that can be demanded of us to learn and comply with most regulations: say 1 hour per person per day and 5% of income, except for stuff like "thou shalt not murder" and "drive on the right."
Jesus is libertarian: "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." That's not our president's slogan, nor that of our cartoonist, eh?
Won't negotiate with duly elected Republicans, or even Democrats who'd like to delay O'Romneycare a bit, but will negotiate with the questionably elected Iranians; won't with the tamed K'daffy of Libya, who had oil but no nukes, but will with the North Koreans, who have nukes but no oil...what utter hypocrisy from these liberals. Shrink the government to libertarian, Biblical size, so we can all negotiate with each other whatever we want, instead of being micro-ruled by bureaucrats in the name of equality. (Do you really like having to keep the DMV and the IRS happy?) Putting names where they don't belong is blasphemy. Repent, dudes.
Yeah, we built that website, all right. Where were President Obama's campaign webmasters?
Shall we earnestly pray that the guy on the right does not portray Mr Bennett's own marriage? Shall we call Mr Bennett a monogaphobe bigot who needs to repent? Certainly the evolvers of the "marriage penalty" in any of its forms--I hear tell O'Romneycare has added some new forms--are doing as monogaphobe bigots would do. Have not the subsidizers of fornication heard that Dan Quayle was right?
Ah, I just feel the love oozing from the liberals here. Look,love is Christ dying for our sins and rising from the dead. A cartoon celebrating another defense of the problem against solution is neither in substance nor in style loving, and the cartoonists followers aren't rising above his level. There's nothing wrong with our President's skin color: it's his disastrous policies, of which he is quite free to repent as Ronald Reagan repented of similar errors, that are hurting our country. Some of his critics are racists? Let them repent of racism. Some of his allies claim all his critics are racists? Let them repent of lying about me, and about most Tea-ites.
You know why I got a Libertarian Party card? Some liberal (more polite, as I recall, than most of the liberal groupies here) said something like "taxes provide needed and appreciated services, like roads and bridges, schools and teachers, parks, jobs, clean air, clean water, security" (quoting today's Times editorial) and I noticed that not just in theory, but in actual practice, business already provides those things. The first road reserved for cars in the US was a private toll road; and the Chunnel shows that huge infrastructure can be private. CCS, GPS, Baylor, and the like--besides Covenant College, Harvard, and the like: private schools. Disney : parks. The private sector: jobs. Clean air? Tokyo used to have oxygen vending machines. (OK, some regulation here is reasonable. Instead of testing every car, test cars going down the road and pull the big polluters. It can be done.) Clean water? Tennessee-American. (In Britain, streams can be privately owned, and the owners have an incentive to keep them clean.) Security? Walden Security?
Not that what government does is wholly useless, but business has to keep its customers happy, but government gets paid whether its customers are happy, or not. So business keeps improving and government keeps bloating. And government is loathsomely paternalistic: do these bureaucrats really know how we ought to live so much better than we do ourselves? And the US government is loaded with unsustainable promises, whereas businesses have to keep enough money coming in to sustain themselves. And if a business goes broke, it's not a train wreck like liberalism.
You know why I got a Libertarian Party card? Some liberal (more polite, as I recall, than most of the liberal groupies here) said something like "taxes provide needed and appreciated services, like roads and bridges, schools and teachers, parks, jobs, clean air, clean water, security" and I noticed that not just in theory, but in actual practice, business already provides those things. The first road reserved for cars in the US was a private toll road; and the Chunnel shows that huge infrastructure can be private. CCS, GPS, Baylor, and the like--besides Covenant College, Harvard, and the like: private schools. Disney : parks. The private sector: jobs. Clean air? Tokyo used to have oxygen vending machines. (OK, some regulation here is reasonable. Instead of testing every car, test cars going down the road and pull the big polluters. It can be done.) Clean water? Tennessee-American. (In Britain, streams can be privately owned, and the owners have an incentive to keep them clean.) Security? Walden Security?
Repeal the Soviet Union? Done, but it was reality for 73 years or so. Repeal slavery? Repeal the duly passed Fugitive Slave Act and the duly decided Dred Scott decision? Done, although some of the tactics of the repeal might be questioned.
Repeal the reality that you get less of what you tax, so if you tax health you get less health? Now we're talkin'.
Repeal the reality that you get more of what you pay for, so if you pay for sickness and fornication you'll get more of them?
Repeal the reality that for the government to transfer money from one person to another, the government must transfer unto itself the power to do the transferring--the reality that whatever it does among doctors, O'Romneycare requires thousands of new IRS agents?
Looking at a picture of bars, repeal the reality that the service of our veterans against tyranny in World War II and Vietnam was honorable?
Repeal the reality that if US govt debt were computed the way business debt is computed, it would exceed 100,000,000,000,000 dollars (one hundred trillion), maybe 200,000,000,000,000, with unfunded liabilities? Can we pay that? No. Something is gonna default; some promises are gonna be broken. Take care of the current old folks and give smaller vouchers to younger people to spend/invest any way they want might work. Might.
Obamacare was no individual mandate; the im was Hillary's idea. Obamacare was you could keep your insurance if you liked it, and you could keep you doctor. Obamacare was to be negotiated on C-span. Democrats repealed Obamacare on party-line votes, eh? And, unable to answer GOP arguments, our cartoonist brought out of his pen what his mind and heart are full of.
"That's irresponsible. It's unpatriotic"--Senator (!) Obama about President Bush Jr adding $4 trillion to the national debt. So who deserves the flag, the man trying to solve the problem (Ted Cruz) or the mob defending the problem against a solution, or even anything in the direction of a solution (Harry Reid, Clay Bennett, Barack Obama?)
Who really cares for you, the doctor who tells all his patients "You're healthy" or the doctor who says "You're dying unless you take this severe medicine"?
Repent: coveting is sin and Jesus is rather libertarian.
Trouble with school funding is they get paid whether people like their product or not, so they lack incentive to offer what we want. So divide the money among the parents and let us choose whatever schooling we want: home, private, local public, other public, charter, college if a child can get in...when the schools have to compete for students, diversity and quality will improve. Restaurants keep improving to gain and keep customers. Put schools under the same pressure and they'll improve.
Or as a modest step, since it costs Rick Smith about $10,000 per year to educate a child, let Mr Skillern tell Mr Smith to pay anyone who leaves the system $5,000 per year. That leaves more dollars per student inside the system if the tax laws get rewritten to make it so, while improving diversity and competition outside it.