We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
– In the 1960s, there were 18 workers per Medicaid recipient. Today that number is 2.5. – The number of Americans on disability has risen 19% faster than jobs created during this recovery. – There are just 1.2 private sector workers per 1 person on welfare or working for government. – There are now just 1.65 employed persons in private sector per 1 person on welfare assistance
Look around you. You would have people graduating from high school and from college who know no American history, who have no concept of what this nation is for and what it achieved, who have no concept of what the nation stands for, why it should inspire them, why they should take care of it, why it’s any different from Denmark or Norway or Portugal. You’d have students graduating with no grasp of literature, having barely glanced at any of the great and deep artistic and spiritual traditions of the West. You’d have students graduating in this country that emerged from the Bible, this biblical republic, who’ve never opened the Bible in their lives and who’ve been taught that it is toxic. You’d have students emerging from colleges like Yale with ideas that families as traditionally constituted are the problem and that the sooner we can do away with them the better, and that heterosexuality is one random choice on a very long and growing list. Look around you and you can see exactly what would happen. It has happened and it’s a tragedy.
Re-living LBJ, Nixon, Ford and Carter all wrapped up in one. Urban violence is even making a comeback! Obama is either too young or naive (stupid?) to have any understanding of economics and history outside of his immediate experience. (History is racist?) The first pink-diaper president comes to office after the fall of the USSR! Only in America!
I think you have an interesting but unrelated link for "84% of Americans Exceed Their Parents' Income, 50% Exceed Their Parents' Wealth." The link is to "Textbook case of inefficiency." I'd love to see the 84% article. Thanks.