I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today?
Apparently it means the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security equip even the tiniest rural police departments with massive military vehicles, body armor and grenade launchers.If cops continue to take a warlike us-versus-them approach to policing the population, they just might bring the left and right together. Government is reckless, whether it is intruding into our lives with byzantine regulations that destroy a fledgling business or with a flash-bang grenade like the one that critically wounded a child in a recent SWAT raid in Janesville, Georgia.
Regardless of our political leanings, we should be wary of big government in all its forms.
Yes, it’s true that Wood’s victims suffered. But there are limits to the type of punishment the state can impose on prisoners in America.
Dear liberals, disapproving of other people’s choices doesn’t mean you hate those people.
Dear conservatives, it also doesn’t mean those choices should be illegal.
A free and prosperous society has no fear of anyone entering it. but a welfare state is scared to deat of every poor person who tries to get in and every rich person who tries to get out
The Social Security Administration has spent nearly $300 million over the course of six years on a new computer system to process 11 million Americans’ disability claims. Now, a new report commissioned by the federal agency indicates that the system still doesn’t work at all. After repeated delays, it is unknown when it will be complete, who is responsible for delivering the finished product, or what the final bill will be. A group of House Republicans blasted the failure in a letter Wednesday, calling the project an “IT boondoggle.”
In spite of these major uncertainties, former Social Security assistant deputy commissioner Terrie Gruber, who has been appointed to review the project, took an optimistic perspective, saying, “We are absolutely committed to deliver this initiative and by implementing the recommendations we obtained independently, we think we have a very good prospect on doing just that.”
A Pew Research Center poll from March revealed that millennials have a record lack of confidence in the beleaguered Social Security agency; more than half do not believe they will receive any Social Security benefits, and only 6 percent expect to get benefits at the rate current retirees receive them.