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April 30, 2012

The Liberty Bullhorn

The American welfare state is big enough to be a problem for the American economy. But obviously, it is not big enough for American statists. They see three pieces missing: single-payer health care (which is coming if Obama gets another term), general income security (which is a big reason for Europe’s perpetual problems) and universal child care and pre-school.

Thankfully, we can still stop these three monumental waste-taxpayers-money programs, but it is not going to be easy. The latest effort to expand government-provided preschool comes from a group of law enforcement professionals in Illinois, who seem to think that tax-paid preschooling is going to make their lives easier. The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

At a time when sheriffs, police chiefs and prosecutors are complaining that budget cuts to their offices put public safety at risk, a group of law enforcement officials are calling on the state to increase funding. For preschools…

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