Tuesday, October 11

Economies are Destroyed on Good Intentions

Why is is that public figures insist on propagating the myth that the government is the one to solve the problems of poverty?

This via GOP.com
First Lady Addresses Poverty

First Lady Laura Bush told the Associated Press in an interview on Tuesday that there could be a silver lining in Katrina – the opportunity to address difficult racial and economic problems.

"I think it's really important for us to talk about it in a different way," said Mrs. Bush, who over three decades ago taught elementary students at an inner-city school in Houston and was a school librarian in a poor Austin neighborhood.

Without offering specifics, she urged policymakers to tackle not only improving education so that poor and minority children have a leg up in life, but increasing the amount of affordable housing stock and the jobs available to those who most need them. She pressed for job training programs, whether through the government or unions or corporations.”
I am all for corporate sponsored initiatives.