Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Opus 2017-260: Headlines: Reformers Who Aren’t

The president is doing what he can to cut government bloat.  The first day in office he instituted a hiring freeze.  Now we are told that it is not popular with reformers.  At least that is what the Washington Times headline implies.  The actual content of the article points out the usual techniques and roadblocks.

The person quoted as telling us this is a bad idea is someone named Donald F. Kettl.  All it tells us about him is that he is a professor at the University of Maryland.  What it doesn’t tell you is that he is associated with the Brookings Institute (read liberal) and went to Yale.  I am sure he is a fine fellow but I doubt if he approves of anything that would reduce the size of the federal government especially one that targets the EPA.

Then we get to the real problem.
“Chris Edwards, director of tax policy at the libertarian Cato Institute and author of “Downsizing the Federal Government,” said Mr. Trump will need cooperation from Congress to significantly shrink the federal workforce.”
Trump has done his part.  He has expected congress to do theirs.  That will probably not happen until the next round of elections in 2018.

Vote the suckers out.

homo unius libri

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