• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Somethings are Slow in Coming

The News: Obama gave an address in which he praised the Health Insurance Company Funding Act as a step in the right direction ....

The Note: It would be pathetic if it weren't so hypocritically vile.

"It is time for us to realise that parts of the socialist demands are reasonable and right..." (Bismarck 1871)

"The State must take the matter in hand, since the State can most easily provide the requisite funds. It must provide them, not as alms, but in fulfilment of the workers' right to look to the State for help in matters where their own good will can achieve nothing more. Why should not the labour solider receive a pension, just as much as the man who has been disabled or has grown oold in the civil service? This view will generally be accepted in the course of time. " (Bismarck 1888)

By 1933 Germany and France had national education, disability insurance, pensions and health care.

By 1945 the idea trickled over to Washington when FDR announced the "Second Bill of Rights:

We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. Necessitous men are not free men. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

For unless there is security here at home there cannot be lasting peace in the world.

The Democrat Party is like a garbage can that needs to be scoured from the inside out.

The speech can be found on Youtube. or here

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Police Are Never Called for the Uppah Clahsses.

The News: The Wall Street Journal reports that Europe's Big Two are doing everything possible not to call in the I.M.F. to stabilize floundering Greece. Writes David Cottle: "there's considerable euro-credibility staked on an in-house solution. This is a family problem, they tell us. And families are usually reluctant to call in outsiders. They only 'phone for the inspector when there's actually a corpse on the drawing-room floor. Greece is still breathing." Cottle quotes Investment guru Dennis Gartman who "likens the IMF treatment to mediaeval medicine, only making matters worse with draconian demands for public-spending cuts and the accompanying prospect of civil unrest. He suggests keeping the Fund away from Greece by any means necessary, up to and including garlic, crucifixes and stakes. "

The Note: Funny how no one cares when medieval medicine is applied to Latin America or Africa. Could it be that leeching natural resources is still regarded as a good cure?