Speaker of the House Pelosi tonight after the decider-in-chief's State of the Union address: "We will work with the president -- where possible -- to bolster the housing market ... restore confidence in consumer goods ... and to give our workers and employers more tools to compete in a global economy."
1) How does the government "bolster" the housing market? What does bolster mean, in this context?
2) How does the government "restore confidence in consumer goods?"
3) What "tools" will the government give so that American workers can compete in a global economy?
Her quote can only mean one thing: a violation of property rights, by force, to provide the three above. Does "bolster" mean money? A bailout? Only if the government takes the money from us and gives it to distressed homeowners. A violation of our property rights.
The same with 2 and 3. Money from us to business, so somehow American-made goods are better and we have confidence in them? Money from us for what, retraining, so people have the "tools" to compete?
The entire quote is typical politician blather. It means nothing. Absolutely nothing. If this blather does mean anything, it's that you and I will have less money in our pockets.
In a civilized society, should anyone or any government ever force anyone to do anything against his or her will as long as that person does not infringe upon the life, liberty, or property of another?