Monday, February 10, 2014

Remarkable Chutzpah

Jonah Goldberg on the 2.5 million:

Keith Ellison thinks it's great though:

REP. KEITH ELLISON (D-MN): What the Congressional Budget Office is saying is that we're going to discouraged kids having to have latchkeys. We're going to have parents being able to come home, working reasonable hours; people are going to be able to retire. People might be able to actually cook dinner rather than have to order out and get some takeout.
I can't help but think that Obama supporters envision the same Utopian socialism as Karl Marx. They may not have a blueprint, but their shoot-from-the-hip approach to social engineering always points in that direction. Get the government to take care of everyone's needs and free the people to pursue their dreams.

The numbers don't add up though. It didn't work for the FSU, and it won't work here. Don't think of me as an evil conservative, think of me as someone who knows math.


OregonGuy said...


Veeshir said...

Don't think of me as an evil conservative, think of me as someone who knows math.

That's the definition of evil conservative.

Gino said...

the problem: we view people from Harvard with awe and esteem, and grant them high office and positions in govt at every level.

we need to start tranferring that view toward people from MIT, instead.

Wry Mouth said...

You math people and your math stuff and ... oh, wait.


(math/stats educator, 1991-present)

Wry Mouth said...

Gino, good news from the BBC about Harvard and my son's school:

"This year is really interesting because it's the first year that the graduates of the Colorado School of Mines, America's best engineering school, will be paid more than Harvard Business School graduates "


I don't know who makes up their stuff, but this is so arcane it might just be plain old true.