Money For Nothing

On his radio show today, Dennis Prager said: “I never bought the idea [that we should cut the pay and benefits of politicians]. We are only going to have millionaires run for office if we do that. It sounds sweet and meaningful and it is utterly destructive. Every law passed to ban further income for politicians means that more millionaires and billionaires will run for office. The only thing these reforms have accomplished is that we have the largest percentage of the super wealthy in the U.S. Senate.

“I considered very seriously running for the U.S. Senate [in 2004]. I am not rich. It makes it virtually impossible. You have to be a household name like Arnold Schwarzenegger to come in and he was super-rich.

“This is the thinking I excoriate every day. Ask what does good, not what feels good.”


Friday, April 15, 2011 Radio Show
20110415 – 1 Money for Nothing
Prager H1: The UK is giving money to an artist who does nothing. That’s her art… Gay history will soon be a part of the California school curriculum. This is what Johnny is missing in his education… A man murders in Illinois after he learns that they don’t have the death penalty. What does the anti-death penalty crowd say about this?.. Big government is inherently corrupting.

Friday, April 15, 2011 Radio Show
20110415 – 2 Happiness Hour: Everyone Is a Victim
Prager H2: If you see yourself as a victim, it will be very hard to be happy. But everyone can see themselves a victim. So, how do you fight against that temptation? Dennis and callers answer.

Friday, April 15, 2011 Radio Show
20110415 – 3 Open Lines
Prager H3: Callers set the agenda this hour. Issues raised include: how much time do you need to give to your employer when you know leaving for a new job; is Islam a violent religion; what does Dennis do when he’s heckled at a speech; why does Dennis disparage the Department of the Energy; is there a level at which taxation becomes immoral.

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