The anti-poverty welfare state has many perverse incentives acting on the poor. It is as if the plan is to coax them into making many of the wrong life choices. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Medicaid are two of the worst offenders. For example, if you get married and cause your household income [...]
Archive for May, 2006
When cities get too big, elected city officials tend toward socialist thinking. Pejman Yousefzadeh writes about Chicago:
Chicago may become the first city in the nation to require “big box” retailers like Wal-Mart or Home Depot to pay employees a “living wage” of at least $10 an hour plus $3 an hour in benefits.
So far, 33 [...]
I was half kidding when I posted about using Gyroplanes to patrol the southern border. Well, the picture above is a gyro actually designed to do just that. It is a Airborne Patrol Vehicle, a model called the SparrowHawk APV.
The History Channel featured a fascinating 2-hour show called Washington the Warrior on TV tonight. It was definitely a show well-suited for Memorial Day. The long, cold winters that Washington’s men endured were as awful of conditions as any have endured in the name of American freedom.
A few years back, I read some [...]
At the German blog Davids Medienkritik, the European lefty literary brigade is documented showing off their anti-Americanism.
In some European circles, it seems that you define your political self-worth and moral righteousness by being a good anti-American.girl wet ftvsucking lesbians milkdonkey women fuckingteen cartoon girlteens.com tinyspank hotbbs cnhomme anal fist fuckingredhead hairy picsfuck mom dad story [...]
When looking at the votes, the Senate immigration bill is really a win for Democrats. Steve Sailer writes:
Another victory for Ted Kennedy, now in his fifth decade of inviting more Democrats into the country. Oh, yeah, George W. Bush is for it too.
Democrats voted for it 39-4 (counting Independent Jim Jeffords as a Democrat). [...]
The illegal immigration apologists like to say that there is little impact on the income of working class Americans due to the immigrants. For example, Kevin Drum says that it lowers the average wages of native born high school drop-outs by only 3.8%. That misses the main point. In many cases, they simply take the [...]
Steve Sailer defends Senator Jeff Sessions, who tried to inject reason into the Senate immigration debate, from an attack by Dana Milbank at the Washington Post. In closing, Steve notes:
For a long time, I’ve been pointing out that the Establishment has been preventing the public from getting its way on immigration by ruling the entire [...]
Amazing. Advances in technology really do seem like magic sometimes.
This interview shows that this guy is serious about border security and going after employers who hire illegal workers.
Whether Congress and the President give him the resources to do his job is another story.
Also, Chertoff, who is appointed, has to have a mentality of moving forward with “what I have to work with”. One thing [...]
Ezra Klein writes about rebuilding New Orleans:
My whole perspective on this is risk management. … we need something of a port in New Orleans, that’s fine. The idea that we should have a bustling city with a concentrated underclass living beneath sea level in a region known for its hurricanes is foolish enough, to restore [...]