Saturday, April 30, 2011

2011 Utah County Republican Party Convention: LIve Blog

The two most controversial issues today will likely be whether or not to support a repeal of Utah House Bill 116 (regarding immigrant work permits) and whether Article X of the Utah State Republican Party Constitution ought to be amended to allow a 2/3 vote of the State Central Committee to overturn a 2/3 vote of State Delegates. 

Updated 1:38 PM 4/3/2011 - See voting results at bottom.

Friday, April 08, 2011

The Real Problem with Government Welfare: It's Not Fraud

I used to think that the problem of welfare the fraud it engendered, as well as it being a magnet for illegal immigration. In his book, The End of Welfare: Fighting Poverty in the Civil Society, author Michael Tanner points out that neither of these perceptions is true. The problem with welfare, rather, says Tanner, is the kind of unproductive lethargy that it breeds all across society.