Sadly, there is only one thing that can solve our problems and it isn’t pretty - the complete collapse of the welfare state. The American public such as it exists today will never vote their transfer payments and benefits away. The Republican party won’t really advocate curtailing entitlements because they know it will be too unpopular and they’ll lose badly. Our problems will likely only be fixed through a complete economic collapse and the hope that what wins power afterward are conservatives. We will have to amend the constitution as well to write out all possibility of the federal government getting back in the entitlement and social welfare business. The collapse is coming, there is no doubt considering the path we are on - the only question is how long and what takes over after the fact. We can only hope for the best as these types of things often end badly.
The US Constitution was written that way originally.
The current welfare state monstrosity is a function of human nature. “A republic, ma’am, if you can keep it.”
Ouch. The truth hurts. Everyone says “Cut entitlements, but leave mine alone.”
What bothers me is that retirees who’ve worked hard, raised families, launched their children into life, and now deserve to take well deserved down time, will be lumped in with the “gimee gimee gimee” welfare nanny state pond scum who’ve done nothing.
When there is no money left to be disbursed, dems will wring their hands over the “poor” welfare recipients who won’t be able to pay their cell phone bill.
End welfare. End unemployment. End social security.
>>>The collapse is coming, there is no doubt considering the path we are on - the only question is how long and what takes over after the fact. We can only hope for the best as these types of things often end badly.<<<
The dependency classes often choose the strongman who promises to take assets from the wealthy and give it to them. Sort of like “Obama’s stash.” If the strongman wins, we have a dictator. If he loses, we have civil war.
The good news is that there are often places where free people find a way to make things work together. Hopefully I’m in one of those places. When Rome was finally sacked in 476, there were still parts of the Roman Empire that continued on peacefully. Perhaps I’ll be in one of those lucky places.