Thursday, May 10, 2012

One of the most important issues of our time

Watch "Senator Webb: "Humanitarian Interventions" Must Have Congressional Approval" on YouTube

"Year by year, skirmish by skirmish, the role of the Congress in determining where the U.S. military would operate, and when the awesome power of our weapon systems would be unleashed has diminished. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, especially with the advent of special operations forces and remote bombing capabilities, the Congress seems to have faded into operational irrelevance.

We have now reached the point that the unprecedented - and quite frankly contorted -Constitutional logic used by this Administration to intervene in Libya on the basis of what can most kindly be called a United Nations standard of 'humanitarian intervention,' was not even subject to full debate or a vote on the Senate floor."

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The dangers of day care

The dangers of day care

"In other words, Amanda Fletcher had to work 1,433 hours per year - 35 weeks - simply to pay for average child care. Factor in the payroll and income taxes at approximately 20 percent of her income, and she'd have to work 1,791 hours, or 45 weeks, simply to break even. Even with the cheaper and substandard family home day care, at $7,350 per year she had to work 1,020 hours, or half the year, just to pay for it. If that is the American way, then the American way is as economically illiterate as it is unsustainable."