… is rare on this blog.
Read the comments. What astonishes me is, post-Helsinki, Trumpers’ headlong rush to approve of anything Russia does.
I have no trouble sharing my candy, when I have plenty.
Jim Snyder even offers people cigarettes, when he has plenty.
When needs are met, one becomes generous.
Continue reading When needs are met
A FB post by my alter ego, Timothy Wright:
“In 2012, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid alone represented 44 percent of spending; all entitlement programs were 63 percent. But it’s hard to control entitlement programs because their constituencies are so large.”
It makes sense to me that, as Samuelson proposes, we should discard the term “entitlements” as naming portions of the federal budget that are untouchable. No program should be sacrosanct.
Continue reading Entitlement(s): Attitude and policy
Kathleen Parker says Democrats are pushing the minimum wage increase in a “desperate” effort to boost turnout at the midterm elections, whereas the proposal stands no chance of passing Congress.
As a policy of The William Tell Show, I’m more interested in an issue’s substance than in who will win.
The minimum wage increase may not be a good idea, but relates to numerous issues of personal concern to me.
Continue reading Make ’em all taxpayers
I’m not about to engage in a personal attack on Steve King, either, although it wouldn’t be hard to do so.
While King is not by any means the only offender mentioned in the article, he and others here violate two of the guidelines of Free Speech Handbook, and so engage in conduct that I will discourage on The William Tell Show:
The issue here is gun control, specifically I would say the prospect of banning AR-15s and any other “assault rifle.” Gonzales herself is not the issue. Cuba is not the issue.