Tuesday, December 18, 2007

George F. Will - The New Entitlement

My problem with compassionate conservatism in a nutshell: "The president says: 'The homeowners deserve our help.' But why 'deserve'? The principles of 'compassionate conservatism' are opaque, but they might involve liberalism's premise that Americans are so easily victimized they must be regarded as wards of government."

5 comments:

g_rob said...

Yeah. I totally disagree with the president on this one. Why are we bailing out people who took a financial risk that didn't pan out? Do I get anything for successfully making my mortgage payment every month?

Paul said...

I'm with Coolidge on this one.

g_rob said...

Explain, please.

paul said...

Do I need to? Coolidge would NEVER have DREAMED of authorizing a plan like this. It was a reference to McNary-Haugen. Not a direct analogy, but a reference to Coolidge's limited government philosophy. I was keeping with the spirit of citing Coolidge on this blog.

This plan is more frustrating than the president's stance on immigration. How is Darwinism ever going to take effect if the government keeps saving people from their stupidity?

Also, you get a mortgage interest deduction on your taxes for your troubles. Woo hoo!

g_rob said...

Ahhh...got ya. Thanks.