Overheard on Capital Hill


After the Welfare State

Posted on June 20, 2011 1:01 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

The moral price of dependence on government is even higher than the financial cost. That crashing sound you hear? It’s the sound of welfare states in collapse. From Albany to Athens, all but the dimmest observers now recognize that the model we’ve been following has run aground—morally, socially and fiscally. Less clear is what’s going […]

Rumors from Texas

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:59 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

New Whispers of Perry 2012 Bid for the White House By NEIL KING JR. For months, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told potential donors and Republican higher-ups he has no interest in running for the White House in 2012. But over the past two weeks, political advisers and friends say, Mr. Perry has changed his […]

American Exceptionalism

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:59 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Is America Exceptional? The following is adapted from a speech delivered on September 20, 2012, in Washington, D.C., at Hillsdale College’s third annual Constitution Day Dinner. ONCE UPON A TIME, hardly anyone dissented from the idea that, for better or worse, the United States of America was different from all other nations. This is not […]

TAX/SPEND/REGULATE vs LIBERTY/FREEDOM

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:57 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Between a TSR senator and a Liberty/Freedom Senator Senator LF (Liberty/Freedom): Now that Obama Care has been implemented, and I understand you voted for it, do you still feel that you have advanced the freedom of the American People? Senator TSR (Tax/Spend/Regulate): Senator, you have couched your question in a self- incriminating manner. I should […]

TAX/SPEND/REGULATE vs LIBERTY/FREEDOM

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:56 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Between a TSR senator and a Liberty/Freedom Senator Senator LF (Liberty/Freedom): Now that Obama Care has been implemented, and I understand you voted for it, do you still feel that you have advanced the freedom of the American People? Senator TSR (Tax/Spend/Regulate): Senator, you have couched your question in a self- incriminating manner. I should […]

TAX/SPEND/REGULATE vs LIBERTY/FREEDOM

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:56 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Between a TSR senator and a Liberty/Freedom Senator Senator LF (Liberty/Freedom): You have given doctors the legal right to extinguish the life of their patients. Are you pleased? Senator TSR (Tax/Spend/Regulate): Certainly. Isn’t that the humanitarian thing to do? Senator LF: To give anyone that right is not protecting the poor and disadvantaged. Senator TSR: […]

The Regulation of Doctors

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:55 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Senator George: It appears that our regulation of Doctors, Hospitals, and Insurance companies has not reduced health care costs. What are we missing? Senator James: You suppose we are over regulating? Senator Franklin: We should be able to proceed on our present course and eventually reach the point where the goose no longer can lay […]

Making health care free

Posted on June 20, 2011 12:54 am By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Senator George: There is an increasing push to make health care Free-For-All! Senator James: Why is this discussion even coming up? Isn’t health care the most expensive item in our budget? Senator Franklin: Because of the liability of huge cost that Americans can’t pay. Senator George: Insurance should be focused on covering those huge rare […]