Friday, January 10, 2014
David Brooks' Conservatism of Skeptical Reform Is a Daydream | New Republic
The rational Republican's dilemma is sharply laid out by David Yeselson. You have to be the party of the bigots without letting them determine your policy. A pipe dream. - gwc David Brooks' Conservatism of Skeptical Reform Is a Daydream | New Republic: by David Yeselson Republicans are, at best, ambivalent about social insurance and transfer payments. They oppose universal health insurance, food stamps, and unemployment benefits, yet also have a looming concern that they cannot deprive their elderly white base of their dedicated welfare state of social security and Medicare. Let’s call this welfare gerontocracy. 'via Blog this'