Michelle Malkin puts this excuse for more social spending in context. The "if we only spent more!" nonsense works just as well in security policy, also. It's the Democrats' go-to strategy as we stand poised to double the national debt in the last six years. Sure let's throw some more stimulus at Baltimore:
Last week, economists from the St. Louis Federal Reserve surveyed more than 6,700 education stimulus recipients and concluded that for every $1 million of stimulus grants to a district, a measly 1.5 jobs were created.Kevin Williamson lays bare the dysfunction that is Baltimore...and Detroit...and Philly. You get it: "Riot-plagued Baltimore is a catastrophe entirely of the Democratic Party's own making"
Yes, Baltimore seems to have some police problems. But let us be clear about whose fecklessness and dishonesty we are talking about here: No Republican, and certainly no conservative, has left so much as a thumbprint on the public institutions of Baltimore in a generation. Baltimore’s police department is, like Detroit’s economy and Atlanta’s schools, the product of the progressive wing of the Democratic party enabled in no small part by black identity politics. This is entirely a left-wing project, and a Democratic-party project.There's a blog I used to like called, bluntly, "The Conspiracy to Keep you Poor and Stupid." This is the policy of Baltimore where kids are condemned to rotten schools and grow up to a rotten economy with no jobs. The public officials are entrenched and corrupt, yet they keep getting voted into office. This is your bed, and now you can riot in it.