Ask Not What Your Government Shouldn't Do For You - They Should Do Everything
While Madison doesn't have naked protestors (yet), we do have some of the nuttiest newspaper editorials you'll find anywhere in America.
Yesterday's Capital Times, had an editorial by Mary Conroy on long-term unemployment. Of course, long-term unemployment is all Bush's fault:
What can we do? We can write to Congress. The war in Iraq and tax cuts for the wealthy take much-needed money that could address unemployment. Trade agreements such as CAFTA and cuts in funds for education and social services exacerbate the problem. Proposed cuts in Social Security and other pension plans will bring back poverty to those over 55 -- poverty thought eradicated during the Johnson administration.
We can also ask our representatives to permanently extend unemployment benefits and retraining options. Instead of basing benefit extensions on the unemployment rate, Congress should focus on the total unemployment picture, including long-term unemployment.
Rather than making unemployed people pay for health insurance or go without it, the government should pick up the tab or provide national health insurance. That goes for people's food, clothing and shelter as well.
While a lot of this is the same old same old: Iraq, "tax cuts for the wealthy" and scary talk about old folks living on cat food, that last sentence is a doozy. Not only is the author advocating national health insurance (of course), but apparently she's also asking for national food, clothing and housing as well.
What could possibly be the incentive for someone to find a job if the government is willing to fulfill all their needs if they don't have one? Of course, maybe Conroy just thinks everyone should be taken care of by Uncle Sam. Either way, it's editorials like these that make me realize that I'm not exaggerating when I call the paper the Communist Times. Berkley has breasts, but Madison still has more than its share of moonbats.
Posted by at July 28, 2005 10:13 PM
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|# July 28th, 2005 10:39 PM Laura|
|That woman is insane. As for these people with long term unemployment, I have a little tip... broaden your search. My husband, at the time a licensed electrician, could not find work. So he took a job at a gas station and kept looking for work in his profession until he found a better job. Most people do have rough patches from time to time. That's life, cope already, because nobody owes you a damned thing. |
|# July 29th, 2005 12:07 AM Laura|
|And one more thing - during the Clinton years, this level of unemployment was frequently called "essentially full employment" and you'd have thought it was the second coming of Christ. Why do these liberals only grieve for the "poor and downtrodden" when a Republican's in office?! |
|# July 29th, 2005 11:27 AM no2lefties|
|"Rather than making unemployed people pay for health insurance or go without it, the government should pick up the tab or provide national health insurance. That goes for people's food, clothing and shelter as well."
Isn't that called socialism?
|# July 29th, 2005 2:51 PM Laura|
|I've been thinking about the nude protestors, and concluded it's actually a good thing that will bring hope and comfort to all of us, if we just keep it in the right perspective.
Most conservatives are discouraged and angry about liberal judicial activism. But those Berkeley photos are evidence of one thing - the law of gravity is at least one law that liberals can't tinker with.