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Powerful Evidence for School Choice

Guywithaheart Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 8:45 AM
I thought conservatives cared about the Constitution? The First Amendment requires separation of chuch and state. So unless vouchers won't be allowed for reliious schools, this is a non issue.
We'll never solve terrorism unless we address the root causes. But libertarians don't believe in compassionate government, so we'll never be able to address poverty, exclusion, and other societal problems that make people susceptible to terrorist ideologies.
This is horribly unfair. Obama has done his best to clean up the huge mess he inherited. He deserves credit for the stimulus and Dodd-Frank. And in coming years, we're going to be very grateful for the Affordable Care Act. I shudder to think where we would be without his policies.
Dan, you may be more rational than the average libertarian, but your column nonetheless shows that libertarianism is a silly philosophy. You have to have government. It's as simple as that. And there's no defensible system of government other than democracy, so you have to accept majoritarianism. So get with the program, I say to libertarians. Time to grow up and accept the real world.
The simple reality is that our tax code doesn't collect as much money as the government needs. That's why I hope the fair tax people have more success. They'll pave the way for getting a national sales tax on top of the income tax. As we see in Europe, that's the only effective way of generating enough revenue to support a humane government.
We invest far less money in our government than other nations. That's why we have higher rates of illness, uninsurance, lack of education, obesity, etc. You get what you pay for, and we're paying far too little for the services we need from government.
Reagan was the original class warrior, redistributing money to the rich. Even his Vice President said America needed to be "kinder and gentler" after that decade of greed.
Typical conservative heartlessness. I don't care if a few people are abusing the program. We can't let the needy suffer.
We should be building a budget based on what we need, not fixating on what gets spent. There are too many hungry and sick people in America to engage in counterproductive penny pinching.
Dan, you're smoking crack. No nation has ever undone healthcare as a human right once it's been established. You can dream about letting people suffer without healthcare, but fortunately that will never happen. We're not going back to the days of robber barons!
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