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Whose Welfare?

MadisonWannabe Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:29 AM
Yes. Tax and spend.
Matt in N.C. Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:55 AM
It's not especially good at taxing or spending, though it's done enough of both to destroy us. The tax code is designed more to punish and reward than to collect revenue. It's such a mess that no one knows what anyone owes. Enforcement is spotty and arbitrary. You'd think that spending would be easier, but apparently it's a challenge for these idiots. Unknown billions are still sitting around unspent from TARP, Stimulus I & II. . .hell, a report came out a couple of years ago showing that the feds had yet to unload some appropriations from the Bush 41 administration. I'm sure that politicians would rather put our money in their own pockets or blow it on vote-buying schemes, but they seem satisfied as long as WE don't have it anymore.

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture.

Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and given...