‘Public shaming would be an effective way to regulate the “irresponsible behavior” of unwed mothers, misbehaving teenagers and welfare recipients, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) argued in his 1995 book Profiles in Character’.
‘In a chapter called “The Restoration of Shame,” the likely 2016 presidential candidate made the case that restoring the art of public humiliation could help prevent pregnancies “out of wedlock.”
“There was a time when neighbors and communities would frown on out of wedlock births and when public condemnation was enough of a stimulus for one to be careful.”
‘As governor of Florida in 2001, Bush had the opportunity to test his theory on public shaming. He declined to veto a very controversial bill that required single mothers who did not know the identity of the father to publish their sexual histories in a newspaper before they could legally put their babies up for adoption’.
I think I saw this recently on AHNC: Saying I can’t discuss climate change because “I’m not a scientist” is like saying I can’t discuss Republicans because I’m not an asshole.
Great line! Funny thing, though: you never hear a Republican say …
“I can’t discuss the economy because I’m not an economist.”
“I can’t discuss war because I’ve never been to war.”
“I can’t discuss health care because I’m not a doctor.”
“I can’t discuss food stamps because I’ve never been on food stamps.”
“I can’t discuss abortion because I’m not a woman.”
“I can’t discuss gay rights because I’m straight.”
From : http://all-hat-no-cattle.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-04-03T11:15:00-05:00&max-results=7&start=45&by-date=false
‘On Sunday evening, the Republican-controlled Kansas Senate passed a 471 million dollar tax increase’.
‘The Senate bill, which passed on a close 21-17 vote, would raise the state sales tax from 6.15 percent to 6.55 percent. The cigarette tax would jump from .79 cents a pack to a 1.29 a pack. The measure would also lower deductions for property taxes, charitable contributions and home mortgage interest’.
‘However, it eliminates sales tax rebates on food for poor families, the elderly and people with disabilities’.