Sunday, January 30

Gored oxen?




Washington would be littered with the bodies of gored oxen should these people be taken seriously. It’s a Libertarian discussion of the president’s State of the Union address. John Stossel is one of the very few Libertarians in public media, Fox Business News in this case. Eleven minutes plus is all it takes to watch Stossel and his panel bring the nation’s deficit into actual surplus by eliminating useless spending and agencies. They didn’t get around to eliminating the Department of Education (Jimmy Carter’s gift to the education lobby in exchange for its support for his presidential bid), but that would sweeten the pot even more.

5 comments:

Susan said...

Wow. It seems like they came up with pretty drastic solutions there.

Tom Hurley said...

We are in dire straits. Drastic is called for.

Agneta and David said...

The basic principles of Libertarians make a lot of sense. I have tried to inform myself about it. But, I have yet to find real answers or explanations of how things would work. How our society would be better for it. Sure there is a lot of waste. A lot to cut. The free market is always given as the answer. I personally don't think the market is truely free. The big corporations rule the world. They would rather eliminate competition. There main goal is to make money. There interest is not society. I just don't trust them. I would like to hear a good argument for Libertarianism. But, at this point it seems that it would be a dog eat dog world. Only the strong, powerful, and wealthy survive.

Tom Hurley said...

You are absolutely right. Wealth rules. But one thing is true—we have the finest Congress money can buy.

Agneta and David said...

I am so disappointed in our leaders in government. Yes they have been bought. How can it be stopped? I don't know. I get so frustrated. Maybe we should start a movement. But, boy it means giving up ones life to the cause. I don't know if I am ready to give it all up. It seems so daunting. Anyway we should hang in there old friend.