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Monday, April 10, 2006

Why we must continue to fight

France is headed for the trash heap. Chirac has given up on the reforms to labor laws that would have made it easier for companies to fire young workers. I'm not completely familiar with their current law, but my understanding is that it is so onerous that French companies minimize new hiring, leading to high rates of unemployment. The failure of these reforms must be considered a huge victory for the socialists and unions, if I can be redundant, and a major blow for any thought that France will recover from attempts to step back from the chasm.

This is but more proof that we in the United States must be constantly vigilant against any changes that lead us down the slipperly slope to socialism, but I fear that we simply don't have the stomach for it. Like any new intrusion by government into our private affairs, they all start out sounding good. "Universal Health Care" - now there's something that's easy to like. Yet once implemented, like all other intrusions, it will be virtually impossible to get rid of if, as expected, it turns out to be a boondoggle. There are many other examples, including the medicare drug program and social security.

We're on the road to being like France, my friends. I only pray that we can learn from the situation in France before it's too late.

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

I agree. However, you have people in the conservative movement who are so pissed at Bush about Iraq or maybe Immigration that they are willing to give up to dogmatic principles rather than continue to fight the real battle.

These critics believe Republicans are fat because they are not getting their pet projects.... Perhaps we should be less cynical and realize that we need to keep our majority keep the Democrats from instituting stuff like single payor health care.

11:11 AM, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

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12:18 PM, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

If fighting Universal Health Care is being dogmatic, then call me a dog.

12:52 PM, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

Okay Dog. Or should I call you straw-man? or straw-dog?

1:01 PM, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Hey, at least I'm not a Red Herring. Or a fat Republican. Well, not fat like that Newt picture a month or so ago.

1:58 PM, April 10, 2006  

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