The Rule of Law Kneels Before the Welfare State

by Mario Rizzo

The rule of law always suffers before the political exigencies of welfare state legislation. This is because, contrary to its name, the welfare state has little to do with the general welfare. It is essentially a vehicle by which some groups benefit at the expense of others. 

The latest is the sweetheart deal struck with labor unions and government workers to exempt them until 2018 from the 40% taxation of so-called Cadillac healthcare plans. Continue reading