In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 6, 2013/ 30 Menachem-Av, 5773

Obama's Perverse Notion of Fairness

By David Limbaugh

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In President Obama's world, "fairness" seems to be of overarching concern. Too bad "fairness" means what he says it does rather than what Webster's specifies.

You'll rarely hear Obama talk about economic growth — even as an aspiration — and not just because there's been a dearth of it under his miserable five years in office.

It's not where his head is. It's not his wheelhouse. It's absent from his list of priorities, and I'm not just talking about golf, White House galas and filling out NCAA tournament brackets.

When he talks policy, he doesn't talk about economic growth, except when he's touring the country to give the latest version of his "laserlike focus" speech. Even then, any references to economic growth are either propaganda throwaways or rationalizations for why things aren't better.

True economic growth — really expanding the economic pie, getting America's business and industrial sectors humming again and experiencing an uplifting economic boom — does not even occur to him. They just didn't emphasize bullishness on free market capitalism and the entrepreneurial spirit in his community organizing seminars and his hate-America-as-founded rallies.

Laserlike focus? He has one, all right, but it's on moving us further away from anything that could spur real economic growth and a proliferation of prosperity across all income levels.

He is about consolidation and top-down control. To him, those in power should concern themselves not with growth but with how resources are allocated.

Obama opposes lower capital gains tax rates, despite their history of spurring economic growth and more tax revenues than higher rates. He simply can't abide the wealthy's thriving under this scheme. To him, fairness means punishing high-income earners, even when doing so requires hurting lower-income earners.

He opposes robust exploitation of our conventional energy resources — oil, coal, natural gas — and nukes because these industries symbolize parts of America that he resents.

He would have us believe that he obstructs the domestic production of oil and the Keystone XL pipeline — despite the jobs and economic growth they promise — because of his commitment to the environment. But according to his own false environmental theology, environmental assaults are a global phenomenon, yet he encourages oil production from other countries, such as Brazil. He obviously has little concern that blocking the Keystone XL pipeline will lead to alternative transportation routes that will cause worse environmental damage. More outrageously, he and his environmental zealots have never explained why they favor such punitive measures on the American economy when the most credible studies inform us that such measures will not appreciably reduce long-term global temperature — even if that were a legitimate concern.

Have you read much from Obama's fawning liberal media about the incredible economic potential that fracking offers? More likely, you've seen the trumped-up environmental horrors attending this process. Here again, Obama and his ilk prefer to err on the side of damaging economic growth, because their perverse notion of fairness doesn't incorporate economic growth across the board. It only sees austerity and government-forced redistribution of finite economic resources.

Obama treated us to a bird's-eye view of his idea of "fairness" during the GM and Chrysler bailouts, when he unilaterally and lawlessly divested secured creditors of their rightful place in line to be paid, in favor of his unsecured union buddies, whom he bumped to the front of the line for preferential payment. Fairness? Maybe not according to Webster's — and certainly not according to the U.S. Constitution — but definitely in the view of his fellow travelers sweet on Marxist get-even-ism.

But the most egregious recent illustration of Obama's warped concept of "fairness" is the scandalous series of episodes involving the implementation of his signature piece of legislation — Obamacare.

I guess you didn't realize that "fairness" in health care means not the access to care at affordable prices for the most people but compelling people, through punitive measures, to procure health insurance whether they want it or not, regardless of whether it will destroy their existing insurance plan, their relationship with their doctor and their access to quality of care and cause the overall degradation of the American health care system. Even then, this Obama-enforced "fairness" will leave millions uninsured.

When Obama was stumping for health care "fairness," did you know that he would give certain states special deals to buy their votes? That he would be overseeing the allocation of thousands of waivers to defer the pain of his supporters and purchase their silence?

That he and his white-collar bureaucratic thugs would delay imposition of the mandate for employers but not employees? That they are about to exempt members of Congress from the requirement that they participate with everyone else in the glorious Obamacare exchanges?

If Obama and his abusive ruling class keep it up (in the name of fairness), we'll be talking in terms of not the American Revolution but the French Revolution, and I think we all understand how that ended.


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