Ralph R. Reiland
With President Obama’s claim that “the economy, by every metric, is better than when I came into office,” the economic outcomes after six-plus years of higher taxes, more regulations, higher federal debt and more government spending paint a picture that’s much less rosy.
Cops, increasingly demonized and under attack by the black community , understandably are pulling back on policing in America's urban war zones. The outcome? Crime rates increase. Instead of "Black Lives Matter," black lives are more destroyed.
“When the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated, cold-blooded assassinations of police officers happen, this rhetoric has gotten out of control," cautioned Sheriff Ron Hickman after the assassination of one of his deputies.
Minimum-wage advocates say they want to help low-income workers. But how are low-income workers helped when they lose their jobs because of the minimum wage?
“Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt,” advised Benjamin Franklin.
That’s not how the Greeks seem to see things, where Franklin’s advice on borrowing and debt is likely to be swapped for an ethos that’s more in tune with short-term satisfaction and long-run deficits.
Just when you think it can’t get any more anti-business, anti-jobs, anti-growth, anti-capitalist, and just plain economically nonsensical among presidential candidates than Hillary Clinton’s ’s “Don’t let anyone tell you, you know, corporations and businesses create jobs,” along comes Vermont senator and self-defined socialist Bernie Sanders running for the Democratic presidential nomination with the statement that there’s nothing wrong with the federal government taxing away 90 cents out of every dollar earned at top income levels.
The lethal fallout has manifested itself in the rising number of poor people, disproportionately black, that are now being murdered in America’s inner cities.
Now, on top of Secret Service agents frolicking with hookers in the hotels they’re supposed to be securing for President Obama’s impending visits, the news is even worse about yet another allegedly top security operation at the federal level.
What's missing in the recent sequence of looting, arson, and destruction that occurred in the majority-black city of Baltimore — and previously in Ferguson, Los Angeles and elsewhere — are protest banners that say “Asian Lives Matter,” and “Jobs Created by Korean Mom & Pops Matter,” and “Minority-owned Asian Businesses Matter.”