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When Good Ideas Become Bad Ideas

rreid Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 4:56 PM
Is anyone picking up the point of the article? When the money is sent to DC and then redistributed from there 20 to 40 per cent (nobody knows for sure) disappears. Whether for education, roads, hiring cops, or redeveloping. The states keep sending money to DC hoping to get back more than they send never mind that even if they do it is money borrowed against the next contribution. This is crazy!
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 2:04 AM
When we had LBJ's "War on Poverty"; the truth was the 75 cents of EVERY welfare Dollar stayed in Washington, eaten up by the bureaucracy.
arpiem Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 5:11 PM
Yes, people here in NJ think it's great that they might be able to get money for disaster relief. I live at the shore, but it's not the taxpayers' responsibility to pay for any damage we get. They think that money from the feds is manna from Heaven, but it's all taxpayers' money.

For the conservative willing to endure it, President Obama’s State of the Union address was actually a handy lesson in how the left garners support for barrages of spending.

As such, it is also a guide for how to argue against it.

The President uses the predictable method of identifying something widely loved and then shoe-horning it into the only approved package-- government spending.

Take infrastructure. I am proud of my state of Texas as it looks for all kinds of things to cut to achieve fiscal sanity. But if there is one thing we need to pony up for, it...