There are a great number of factors that contribute to the high cost of health care in America today. They include defensive medicine practiced by doctors to prevent lawsuits, government regulation, government subsidized health care, government provided health care, research and development costs, fraud, waste, frivolous use of the health care system by people who don’t really need treatment…and “transgender” surgery to mutilate a perfectly functioning body based on a person’s sexual disorientation about their sex.
The promises of “green energy” and “green jobs” never live up to the hype. Green jobs have been found to require up to five times the capital to produce one normal job. The cost of green energy is far above conventional energy sources and is usually propped up with taxpayer subsidies. Green jobs end up destroying other jobs in the normal economy. Isn’t it time we ended our infatuation with a dead-end idea based on an environmental hoax?
the person who understands his true nature and all of its corruptions would not be so easily pleased with himself or the shadows of happiness that derive from worldly things (i.e., “fooling about with drink and sex and ambition…”). It is God who renders us displeased with our present state and it is God who responds to this despair by revealing himself. When the living God reveals himself to sinners and they begin to listen, they cannot resist becoming aware of their guilt, and sin, and weakness, and folly.
Our nation once looked to God for protection and provision, starting at the very beginning. But in the past 50-60 years, we have allowed the shrill voices of rabid secularists to rein in our Christian nation. Things have gone so well since we gave God the cold shoulder, haven’t they? What are those keys to good government that we have forgotten, that our founders once applied to create the greatest nation in all of history? Let’s take a look at them.
Just a quick update on how that “new tone” thing. Remember when that nutjob Jared Loughner–the pot-smoking wacko that was known by his friends to be dangerous–shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen other people? As the socialists continue their hissy fit against fiscal responsibility in Wisconsin, several peace-loving comments on Twitter have been captured in the video below so that you can see how liberals display calm, peaceful, loving rhetoric for conservatives to learn from.
Buying health insurance will no longer be an option because failing to do so will be illegal. In other words, “Don’t not do that!” or face the full force of the law and miraculously not doing something becomes doing something. In effect the Federal Government maintains for the first time in American History and perhaps in the History of the world that not doing something is doing something. It is this type of newspeak, circular logic, and sophistry which destroys the credibility of those who tell us less is more.
The state’s budget is center stage in Pierre, but the spotlight is on cutting its education budget. Gov. Daugaard originally said a 10 percent cut for all departments in state government, but educators responded, “No way!” It appears that now the governor and the educators may be coalescing towards a solution both sides can live with.
Many people lament that schools don’t teach children to be financially responsible. But studies show that book learning doesn’t work when trying to teach about finances. Financial responsibility is more about self-discipline than about knowledge. Here is a guide for what will give your children the best chance of handling their money well.