A Thanksgiving Turkey: Courtesy of the Congress
Thanksgiving is a time for people to thank God for all His blessings.
It is also a time to thank the Super Committee of the Congress, which unintentionally spared the nation two days before Thanksgiving of cruel and vicious budget cuts for at least one year. Since they failed to vote on proposals calling for $1.2 trillion in government reductions, Americans will be spared during 2012 before automatic budget cuts take place in 2013.
It was a welcome reprieve, indeed. It should give activists time to organize to stop future budget cuts from taking place. We must all protect America’s safety net: the entitlements.
Had the Congress acted, important entitlements, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and defense, including homeland security, would have been put on the chopping block.
Congress should increase the budgets for entitlement programs, rather than reducing them. They should also expand the size of the government to provide more help for the disenfranchised.
It is asinine for Republicans and tea partiers to think that they can hold down the size of the government when the population and the need for services are expanding. Their logic does not make sense. An example can be found with any business. Once there is growth, the company then expands the size of its business and increases the number of its employees in order to handle the demands of new customers.
Why then is the government different? Democrats ar...Read More
Hugh W. Wyatt
They have already started to idle in the ice cold, freezing weather. They are expected to remain outside looking for temporary work, despite the fact that the temperature will soon fall below freezing.
When they see a car or truck slowing down near them, they make a frantic, mad dash—hoping that the driver is a potential employer who just might give them $50 or less for a day’s work.
Welcome to the world of the undocumented immigrants, who some insensitively refer to as “illegal aliens.”
Their employment line is not some cozy, comfortable off...Read More