SCHWEICKART: Well, I’m doing Andrew Jackson is the first era of big government, how Andrew Jackson destroyed America, to use hyperbole, but he really is the first real progressive, big government executive that we have. And, you know, I taught on this in the class, but I went back and looked at some notes that a student of mine had done for me many years ago on the actual numbers of per capita expenditures, nominal and real expenditures by the U.S. Government, and government employees in the early 1800s. And it’s quite amazing. All three categories jump and jump sharply under Jackson. For the first time you start to see a large number of government employees, certainly per capita the number of government employees goes up. So it’s strange that Jackson is always portrayed as kind of a small government guy but in almost every way, he is the founder of big government.
It would be fantastic to hear Dr. Gorka speak more on his idea of what a Jacksonian NSF policy agenda would look like. Would it be a one size fits all for every situation or would it be tailored to individual conflicts or wars?
It would be great if he debated his ideas at Heritage Foundation with CATO and Bill Kristol on a panel. James J. Carafano would be a great moderator.
As the circular mayhem in the media and the progressive agenda is pushed forward, allegedly, by Mitch McConnell, listen to the eloquent David Azerrad and restore ordered and reasoned thought to your life so you can regroup with focus on things that matter most: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Challenge the subversion tactics brought on by claims of disparate impact based on wholly unwarranted suppositions.
Challenge those suppressing economic opportunies through artificial impediments in the name of equal outcomes.
Push back the narrative that only the federal government cares or must make all things equal for you and your family.
Hope you enjoyed the question and answer period. Azerrad is absolutely brilliant.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement Wednesday after a procedural vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act was delayed: “The first draft of the bill included hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the affluent, bailouts for insurance companies, and subsidies for lower-income Americans. But it ignored the middle-class families who have borne the brunt of Obamacare, and who have been left behind by both parties in Washington for too long. That’s why I opposed it. And it’s why I’m happy we postponed the vote today.” “Republicans have an opportunity now to remember those forgotten Americans. We can rewrite our bill to bring down the price working families pay for health insurance – while still protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions. I look forward to working with my colleagues, and President Trump, to finally stand up and deliver for the middle class.”
“That lie is that the parliamentarian has said, ‘You cannot repeal Obamacare. You have to choose.’ And so the parliamentarian would not allow them to fully repeal Obamacare,” Glenn explained. There’s just one problem: The parliamentarian was never asked and, in fact, ruled they could take all of Obamacare or none of it.”
Listen to the radio broadcast begin here: https://youtu.be/fOnsH4rXWaU?t=19m12s or start at the 19min:12sec mark below:
MARK: I mean, when it comes to toasters and refrigerators and cars and so forth, we get to make those decisions. But when it comes to our own well-being and our own lifestyle — and I try to dig in — and, Glenn, you’re familiar with these things — I try to dig in and explain to people, cut through all the static, all the chatter that’s going on, on TV, and even some radio and so forth and understand more deeply what’s going on here, or we’re going to get caught in the weeds and we’ll never get out of the weeds. So that’s the purpose of the book.
It appears the Obamarama Tactics are now being employed by the GOP Leadership. There seems to be an embracing of chaos happening as they work to “smirk and smile” while telling us they are acting to get things done…in a back room with no transparency.
Like #FullRepeal? ….Not.
Like #DefundPP? ...Not.
Like #NoAmnesty for #IllegalImmigrants? uh, looking like a NOT.
I will believe Ryan and McConnell when I see them actually whip the votes for 1) Full Repeal of Obamacare, 2) End all funding to Planned Parenthood, and 3) Never give amnesty to illegals as the first real progress in tax reform.
Dudes, seriously. It is all about #CutCapBalance the Budget if you truly want tax reform.
We had a caller earlier: “Where is our George Soros? Where is our moneybags funding our activists?” Well, we’ve got moneybags. We’ve got all kinds of moneybags! We’ve got all kinds of donors. But who is it that’s asking them for the money? I’m not trying to impugn anybody here. I’m just trying to set the table for you. Who asks for these donations? Magazines? Think tanks? Nonprofits? 501(c)(3)s? And what do they do? Well, they write and they publish and they do all that. Now, Jim DeMint at the Heritage Foundation actually gets involved with elected officials on the implementation of policy — writing it, crafting it, coming up with stuff that will pass. ~
Rush pointed out this video in the piece, and that leads to questions below the embedded clip:
Who is standing for a Free Society?
And who is working to lower expectations?
Who is keeping their campaign promises?
And who keeps pushing things down the road for the next election cycle?