The latest episode ofÂ the â€œConsider This!â€ podcastÂ is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less.
Hugo Chavez died recently. He took a country rich with oil money and turned it onto a socialist paradise, complete with high inflation, shortages of food and electricity (to name just a few items), and soaring crime rates. Only in Venezuela.
Except perhaps, notÂ onlyÂ there. It just seems like President Obama, in trying to (as he said) â€œspread the wealth aroundâ€, heâ€™s doing a lot of what Chavez was doing. As a result, weâ€™ve had one of the most anemic recoveries in history. Soaking the rich to give to the poor only lasts as long as the rich stick around; itâ€™s not a long-term solution. AÂ jobÂ is the best social program, but thatâ€™s not been working out so well here. Instead, crippling debt from government borrowing and spending have led us to a place that is looking more and more like Chavezâ€™s socialist â€œparadiseâ€. Listen in for more details.
The Obama administration said the sequester cuts would hurt, and by golly, theyâ€™ll make sure they do. If a department tries to ease the pain, well, theyâ€™ll just have to set them straight. Just ask Charlie Brown. (Really.)