Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wanted: dependable leadership

Barack Obama (2011 version) on why he, as President, does not have the authority to stop the deportation of students who are here illegally:

“With respect to the notion that I could suspend deportations through executive order, that's just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed …The executive branch's job is to enforce and implement those laws and then the judiciary has to interpret the law. There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system, that for me through simply an executive order ignore those mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.” 

University of Chicago professor Luigi Zingales on why college costs are skyrocketing:

“Just as subsidies for homeownership have increased the price of houses, so have education subsidies contributed to the soaring price of college…These subsidies also distort the credit market. Since the government guarantees student loans, lenders have no incentive to lend wisely.”

Marc A. Thiessen on the devastating consequences of leaking classified information for political purposes:

“ObamaLeaks has done damage to U.S. national security on a scale of which WikiLeaks only dreams.”  
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What have you read lately that inspires or erodes your confidence in our national leadership? Feel free to post your links.

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