This is a big deal.
Only a few understand;
and only a few of those who understand have the will to address it.
Yeah, let’s clean up the Obenema mess first.
Does anyone else think this writer is FAR too optimistic in seeing an “emerging consensus” in our nation to deal with out debt and deficit problems?
To the contrary, I see the Progressives accelerating their efforts to drive us over the cliff, to DESTROY the last vestiges of economic freedom and political liberty, in order to remake the nation in THEIR ideological image and according to their desire for absolute political power. And I see STILL too many clueless or careless Republicans (RINO’s, “Moderates) who think it’s “business as usual” in Washington DC.
If there IS an “Emerging Consensus,” it is OUTSIDE Washington, DC, in the Tea Parties, in the State Capitals, among “We The People.” It’s the firm conviction that, though we may not be able to PREVENT the collapse that our leaders are almost certainly determined to bring upon us, we will NOT allow them to use it to ENSLAVE us to THEIR agenda, and we will NOT be dragged down by THEIR chains. If, or WHEN, that comes, then the PEOPLE will determine the future, and those in Washington, DC will be swept out of the way as surely as the leaves are blown from the trees in the cold autumn winds.
The article shows how compromised NR is. It blandly accepts the welfare state and repeats the dishonest “safety net” metaphor. NRO’s vision is nothing better than “reform” of fundamentally flawed and immoral income tranwsfer programs.
Jimmy Carter’s stupidity left us with this mess we face now with radical muslims. His disaster in foreign policy is to blame. On the other hand, LBJ’s catastrophic domestic Great Society is to blame for most of the domestic polices we have today and the resulting problems. LBJ singlehandedly destroyed the black family, our schools, court system and brought crime to an unheard of level. I doubt if we ever recover from that imbicle.
The only problem I have with Simpson and Bowles is that they want to close up the middle class tax loopholes, raise the retirement age, etc etc. but I do not see or hear mention of shutting down even one of the unecessary government agencies (TSA, EPA, Dept of Energy, Dept of Education, Most of HUD) that is needed. The problem we have is that government is too big and costs too much. The answer always seems to entail sticking it to the American public. Until our legislators face the hard truths we will nver fix this system.
Being an optimistic people by nature, it is difficult for Americans to imagine future generations with less freedom and wealth. But it is about to happen unless the Left is mercilessly defeated.
Considering the long government assault on the foundations of our society it is amazing that the producers and good citizens have not risen up and left politicians hanging from street lamps.
It says much about our patience and belief in our creaking Constitutional system, but when a long train of abuses . . .