11 January 2008

Couple of things today

First, since National Healthcare and expanded welfare programs are coming back into the light, here's a good read:
The US is at risk of losing its top-notch triple-A credit rating within a decade unless it takes radical action to curb soaring healthcare and social security spending, Moody's, the credit rating agency, said yesterday.
So let's go ahead and expand government-run health care - we don't need to participate in this "global economy" anyway, do we? After all, it's not like we import anything from, say, China... If we don't do something to curb government spending (which means getting non-governmental solutions to society's problems), we are going to spend ourselves into the 1930s. And if pro-tax politicians take over, we'll be there even faster, because we'll be taxing ourselves into the 1930s, as well.

And in the "shaking head in disbelief" category, here's the latest from Hillary:
In broken English, one woman told Clinton how she wasn't making money as a broker anymore.

"I have no income at all," she said. "So how will I survive?"

Choking up with emotion, the woman said, "In my neighborhood, there are brand-new homes, but the value is nothing. I'm glad you are here so I can tell you, because you're going to be the president, I know."

A man shouted through an opening in the wall that his wife was illegal.

"No woman is illegal," Clinton said, to cheers.
No woman is illegal?!?! Wow. I assume she's talking about their existence. If they're not legally allowed to be where they are, they are, in fact, breaking a law. That makes them, or more appropriately, their situation, illegal. Now, if we're going to be compassionate, let's talk about making it easier to get back in line and come here legally. You know, through paperwork. Not deserts and rape trees. That would be compassionate.

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