Government Spending Cuts: Fiction of the Media and Political Elites

The political elites employ a fictitious approach to government spending cuts, because they don’t really want cuts. You can see this in the media response to a recent report about the 2012 presidential campaign. The “bi-partisan” Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget issued a report discussing how the GOP candidates’ proposals would affect the national …

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Big Government is Bad for Religions

The relationship between government and religion in the US seems odd. The current conflict between President Obama and the Catholic Church about mandating funding for contraception shows how uncomfortable the relationship can be. In general, religious leaders seem to support big government. I see this in our current and previous synagogues, where rabbis support President …

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