Saturday, June 27, 2009

Socialism Update

Time for a quick look at how caring Socialist governments are doing lately.

In Illinois the Chicago Tribune has broken a story showing how the University of Illinois was leaned on to accept unqualified candidates who had 'connected' relatives. Even to the Law School.

In return, as these candidates would have a heck of a time keeping up with and passing the course, the U of I had to insist that these people be found jobs in due course so as not to affect the U of I Law School's ranking. The money quote: "Yea I'm betting the Governorship will be open. One of them can have that job. Other jobs in Government are fine, since kids who don't pass the bar and can't think are close enough for Government work." No truer word ever written.

So what happens to lawyers who come up in this way? I have no idea, but it does shed some light on bizarre court decisions which you occasionally get here, like a 250LBS off duty drunken cop caught on video beating up a 125LB female bartender being let off with probation

Meanwhile in the UK it has been emerged that welfare payments will for the first time exceed all the revenue from the Income Tax

I wonder what's going to happen in the UK if productive, intelligent, professional people continue to leave at the present rate? The UK lost many of its best and brightest during two World Wars leaving us with a skewed population, a majority of people who thought Socialism was a good idea. It will be interesting to see if a Thatcher emerges which can reestablish the UK as an independent country with sound economics once again, or if it ends up as a poor province of the EU empire, rather like the poorer states in the USA.

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