Can you guess when the following statement was made and by whom?
The trouble in too many of our modern schools is that the State, being controlled so specially by the few, allows cranks and experiments to go straight to the schoolroom when they have never passed through … the private house, the church, or the marketplace.
This observation easily applies to the state of education in America in 2014, but it was actually made by G.K. Chesterton in 1910 about the state of education in England.
Clearly, President Obama is no student of Chesterton. He proposed $75 billion in spending over the next 10 years to create a new federally funded preschool initiative. Consider the billions already spent on failed federal programs like Head Start, and the idea takes on a whole new dimension of awfulness.
The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood explains
House leadership has not earned our benefit of the doubt, which Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Paul RyanHouse Republican Average65%
the American people give them at CPAC Thursday:
And that is exactly the problem for many conservatives. They have a hard time pointing to exactly where the elected officials Ryan speaks of have earned such a benefit.
Even on smaller issues, the GOP establishment has laid down arms, putting what it thinks is good politics before good policy. From refusing to reform student loans to cutting deals on corporate welfare programs like the Export-Import Bank, promises made to reduce the size and costs of government have been broken.
During a town hall program aimed at uninsured Latinos Thursday
, President Obama answered the question of whether illegal immigrants would be eligible for Obamacare once they have been granted amnesty, or “legal status
,” under an immigration reform law.
His answer turned out to be more a condescending attack on Republicans than an answer, but it is evident that he supports the notion of illegal immigrants being made eligible for entitlements.
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that consumers may remain for another two years in their insurance plans even if they do not meet Obamacare’s benefit requirements (sub. req’d
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that consumers may remain for another two years in insurance plans that don’t meet the health care law’s benefit requirements, yet another in a series of delays or adjustments of large swaths of the president’s signature legislative achievement.