Saturday, August 18, 2007

"Tragic Implications"

At Jewish World Review there is a column titled "Tragic Implications" by Thomas Sowell. In it, he writes about the two recent tragedies of the bridge in Minnesota and the mine in Utah, and the concerns that those two events bring to mind.

With regard to our nation's infrastructure, there are those who are using the bridge collapse as an argument to raise taxes. Yet history tells us that raising taxes doesn't result in more revenue, but cutting taxes does. There is also the issue of wasting taxpayer dollars on various pork projects. I've noticed, too, that a number of people are saying that we can't fix our infrastructure because of the war in Iraq. Sure, the war costs, but it's the government waste on pork that uses money that should go to infrastructure repair. The war is a necessary battle against tyranny, oppression, and terror.

As for the mine tragedy, Dr. Sowell points out that, among other things, we should be using more of our own oil and setting up to use nuclear power so that fewer coal miners need to put their lives at risk. The difficulty here is that politicians are paying too much attention to certain environmentalist group rather than considering what is best for our country and all its people.

I'd recommend reading his column. There's a lot of food for thought there.

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At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Pop said...

P-O-L-I-T-I-C-S, first, last and always.

At 5:42 PM, Blogger Mary A said...

Yes, but maybe someday....

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Titus Todd said...

I can' believe you allow such dirty words in your comments! :P

At 6:30 PM, Blogger Mary A said...

:D We're just getting wild here, aren't we?! :D


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