Jennifer: I don’t know if Rudy’s criticism of Hillary $5,000 in every new born’s pot is compelling, at least not when he’s reduced to saying things like “Programs to help kids that can’t afford college make sense.” Don’t we already have tons of such programs, all of which have brought about such a federal subsidy racket that college costs go up faster each year than a NASA rocket? I haven’t heard any response from Newt to Hillary’s neonatal bombshell, but I bet it will be sharper and point to the essential concession (however inadvertent) she’s made to the benefits of growth-oriented accounts (“…a $5,000 account that will grow over time…”). Let her have that, but insist on expanding the concept to include privatized Social Security, health-savings accounts, and all the other features of an entitlement regime that will survive only if such principles gain the upper hand.
What’s more, Republicans have a golden opportunity to use Hillary’s idea of baby bonds as growth vehicles against the essential sham of the Social Security lockbox — surely young wage earners-voters have no loyalty to the SS system. If instead the GOP response remains nothing more than shrieks that Hillary’s idea is a budget-buster, Republicans will again seize defeat from the widening jaws of possible victory.
In other words, the time is right to call her on the $5,000, and raise her.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online