Boehner joins a large number of conservative lawmakers calling for the bankâs end.Â House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip Steve Scalise and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan have all expressed their desire to âbreak the bank,â as have six Republican presidential candidates: Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Governors Bobby Jindal, Mike Pence, Scott Walker and former Governor Jeb Bush.
Fifty years later, that experiment has finally earned a retrospective.Â Looking back on it, we should have seen as a nation that the Great Society could not have been a permanent solution and might even be detrimental to Americaâs growth. The programs began to grow and expand as more and more citizens, got involved. For far too many, Johnson era anti-poverty programs became more of a permanent dependency rather than a lift out of poverty. In a perverse way, the Great Society helped to further entrench some of the social problems that gave rise to it.Â And as American population growth slowed, it began to reveal its other flaws as well.
Although the majority of black Americans think they know what racism looks like, sounds like and feels like, the truth is that their hue and cry for âjustice and equalityâ is enough to make a rationally thinking person, black or white, writhe in frustration.
The US Congress is rightly fighting to play its due role in such an important national security issue. And on April 29 it took a bold, rather overdue move and invited Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.
There is no fine line betweenÂ child abuse and discipline for all of us who have been spanked, whipped or physically disciplinedÂ know it is coming, what we did and either not to get caught or not to commit the offensive act again.Â Some do permanently hurt the child and that is abuse.Â But knocking some sense in their heads while knocking the fool out of them is not what was the issue.Â Laws leaning in favor of the child and against the parents right to disciplineÂ their children go against biblical teachingsÂ of spare theÂ rod, spoil the child. The therapy, which may help, is beyond the pocketbook of most when what is needed is first to deal with the behavior.