These are my links for July 7th through July 8th:
- The Progressives’ Legacy of Bankruptcy – Tiffany Jones Miller on National Review Online – Here’s a great discussion on how we are in the debt that we are in via a look through history. It starts with this: “[T]he Congressional Budget Office (CBO) explains, “the federal budget is on an unsustainable path. . . . Almost all of the projected growth in federal spending other than interest payments on the debt comes from growth in spending on the three largest entitlement programs — Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.” Our debt crisis is thus essentially an entitlement crisis. When the unfunded liabilities of these programs are added to the gross debt, the figure rises from $13 trillion to a mind-blowing $60 trillion. So grossly underfunded are these programs that the CBO estimates Congress would have to raise the lowest marginal-income-tax rate from 10 percent to 26 percent, the 25 percent rate to 66 percent, and the 35 percent rate to 92 percent, to close the gap.”
- Free Chick-fil-A: Cow Appreciation Day July 9 — Kingdom First Mom – It’s back! Chick-fil-A’s annual Cow Appreciation Day is coming up this Friday, July 9, 2010. Simply visit any of the 1200+ restaurants dressed like a cow to score a completely free combo meal.
- CNSNews.com – Hawaii Governor Vetoes Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill – Hawaii’s governor ended months of speculation by vetoing contentious civil unions legislation that would have granted gay, lesbian and opposite-sex couples the same rights and benefits that the state provides to married couples.
- Althouse: “[T]he Arizona law would place a undue burden on their ability to enforce immigration laws nationwide, because Arizona police are expected to refer so many illegal immigrants to federal authorities.” – Is this the crux of the Federal Government’s position against Arizona? If it is, it’s convoluted: “The federal government has responsibility for immigration, and it has expressed, through written law and real-world efforts, an extremely lax policy toward illegal immigration. Given that federal policy and the supremacy of federal law, one could argue that it is not within the state’s proper power to dictate a different policy and impose it on the federal government (by referring a lot of new cases of individuals violating federal law).”
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