Tag Archives: THE WELFARE STATE

The GOP Budget: Hope for a Fiscally Conservative Future

The federal government has few constitutional powers and responsibilities. One of those responsibilities that made the Founding Father’s very short list is that Congress shall pass a budget every year. Given how much time our elected officials spend on Capitol Hill, you would think that this responsibility would not be overwhelming. Apparently, it is. As Conservative Daily… Read More »

Federal Funds: Uncle Sam’s Gravy Train to the States

In his 1981 inaugural address, President Reagan reminded us of the separation of powers embedded in the U.S. Constitution. This separation goes in two directions: laterally by separating legislative, executive, and judicial branches, and vertically by separating federal, state, and local governments. A lot of attention has rightly been focused on the blurring of the… Read More »

Are You Willing to Pay the Moral Price for the Welfare State?

Proponents of big government tell us that the welfare state is a superior model to our (mostly) free-market capitalist system. Its pundits say that while capitalism is an evil machine that draws blood from a stone, the welfare state puts people first. The Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – was sold in good part on… Read More »

What Can Bill Clinton Teach Republicans about Winning in 2012?

In 1992, Bill Clinton made the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid!” a theme for his successful presidential campaign. Clinton focused on the one issue that the large majority of Americans agreed was the most important. Strategically, he made the right call: the economy had been in a recession for more than two years. People were… Read More »