It appears she was ready for the typical CAIR question that translates as, “Shut up about Muslim atrocities”.
Montel Williams is an American veteran, and he is particularly incensed about the scandal over veteran deaths as a result of secret waiting lists. Moreover, he was bothered by how President Obama was at West Point, yet didn’t take a moment to apologize for how his administration has dropped ball on veterans’ health.
Williams told Neil Cavuto that giving Secretary Shinseki the boot won’t really fix much. He said soldiers left the battlefield abroad only to come back to another battlefield at home, saying he is “angry” as hell because “our guys went over, they’ve left body parts, some of them never made it back, some of them are here now but their souls are still there, and we have the audacity to turn our back on them right this second.”
As for Obama’s West Point speech, Williams bewilderedly said, “The president just promised five billion dollars for terrorists around the world at West Point?! Where he could have used the day to say, ‘I’m sorry for the pain that I’ve caused you, the families, and I’m gonna fix it today!’”
He called for a “VA surge” to help these veterans, and had some tough words for the nation on how it’s gradually forgotten about veterans over the years. “Be as tired as you want,” Williams said, “but that barbecue you had on Sunday was paid for on the backs of soldiers who left body parts in the battlefield. So you have no right to forget!”
Throughout the history of the world, the average person on earth has been extremely poor: subsisting on the modern equivalent of $3 per day. This was true until 1800, at which point average wages—and standards of living—began to rise dramatically. Prof. Deirdre McCloskey explains how this tremendous increase in wealth came about. In the past 30 years alone, the number of people in the world living on less than $3 per day has been halved. The cause of the economic growth we have witnessed in the past 200 years may surprise you. It’s not exploitation, or investment. Innovation—new ideas, new inventions, materials, machinery, organizational structures—has fueled this economic boom. Prof. McCloskey explains how changes in Holland and England in the 1600s and 1700s opened the door for innovation to take off—starting the growth that continues to benefit us today.
Another lie is the bailout of the insurance companies. The way it is being played is for the populace to be against it so that the dhimmicretina can say “the people don’t want it”. Then they can refuse to honor their commitment and bankrupt the insurance companies so there will be no alternatives to government run plans. Of course the death of the insurance companies will hurt a lot of 401(k) plans and move employees to be government union members.
The same people said you can keep your plan are saying they’ll fix Obamacare. They won’t.
As technological developments increased farm yields over the last two centuries, the share of the US population employed in agriculture fell from around 90 percent to around 2 percent.
The lay American public supposes that when workers lose their jobs, we become worse off — they suffer from what economist Bryan Caplan calls the ‘make-work’ bias. But would anyone prefer to live in a society in which many went hungry and no one enjoyed the wealth, financial security, job growth, and innovation created as all those workers lost their farm jobs?
Follow Caplan, author of The Myth of the Rational Voter, as he explains the gap between the public’s opinion and the economist’s facts. In this video, Caplan talks about the merits and demerits of ‘making work’ – instead of letting individuals find work.
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Frederic Bastiat contends that to aim to increase the proportion of effort to output is to imitate Sisyphus in his hopeless attempt to move a stone up a hill:
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