From the fact that people are very different it follows that, if we treat them equally, the result must be inequality in their actual position, and that the only way to place them in an equal position would be to treat them differently. Equality before the law and material equality are therefore not only different but are in conflict with each other; and we can achieve either one or the other, but not both at the same time

-- F.A. Hayak

Monday, July 19, 2010

Republican Leaders and Spending Cuts -- Not!!!

I like this guy, Kevin D. Wilson. In his article entitled "Do Not Trust Cornyn or McConnell on Spending Cuts", he really lays into the Republican leadership and gives 'em a good lickin'.  Here's just a taste:


The Republicans say they want to extend [unemployment benefits] but pay for doing so by cutting other spending. Unfortunately, the "other spending" they plan to cut is stimulus funds that have been theoretically appropriated but not spent — i.e., they're "saving" money by not spending money we might not have been spending, anyway. It's like a broke guy saying: "Yeah, I was planning on buying a new Ferrari, but then I changed my mind. What should I do with the $250,000 I saved myself?"


As I said, I like this guy…