Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Obama Wants Universal Preschool

Michael Boskin, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under George Bush 1, in a WSJ op-ed identifies some of the programs Obama wants to push through in his second term:
President Obama's most recent prescription for economic growth—more government stimulus spending, new social programs, higher taxes on upper-income earners, subsidies for some industries and increased regulation for all of them—is likely to have the same anemic results as in his first administration[...]

Mr. Obama proposes universal preschool ($25 billion per year), "Fix it First" repairs to roads and bridges, plus an infrastructure bank ($50 billion), "Project Rebuild," refurbishing private properties in cities ($15 billion), endless green-energy subsidies, and a big hike in the minimum wage. The president and Senate Democrats also demand that half the spending cuts under sequestration be replaced with higher taxes.


  1. As much as I hate the Republicans, think what would happen if the Dems had taken the House!!

  2. Head Start is such a useless program, even government studies have blasted it. It needs to die, not be expanded.

    1. What has use got to do with it? We're talking about political largesse. Get with the program.

  3. It won't be long before government is extending its filthy grubby hands directly into the womb to subliminally indoctrinate the unborn.

  4. Gotta start the indoctrination to love the state as soon as possible. Soon, they will be putting headphones on pregnant women's bellies, so that the fetus can start learning early about how much big brother loves everyone.

  5. Capn unfortunately just you wait...

  6. Well, since they've done such a great job with K-12...

    God forbid kids ever learn anything from their parents.