There is no doubt we are in a hell of a mess. We didn’t get into it overnight and we are not getting out of it that way either.
I’m 52 and teach the high school Sunday School class at church; we talk about a lot of things there. One day we were talking about what my parents’ generation said about my generation as we were growing up: “You’re ruining our country.” And I told today’s kids they were right. We did. We don’t produce, we expect “stuff” to be given to us. And we raised our kids to do the same. That’s what got us into this budget mess.
This election really is the last chance to start to turn things around. If Romney/Ryan win, there is a way forward. The explosive growth of government can and must be curbed, and the “free ride” can and must be stopped. The creative forces of private enterpreneurship must be released. Over the long term, maybe 20 years, we can grow our way out of the hole.
On the other hand, if 0bama wins, the game is OVER. We are done. I am not exaggerating. He has set us on the path of “fundamentally transforming” our country into a third world kleptocracy. It is not too late to change the course now. But by 2016, with the Constitution a dead letter, a Congress that mostly resembles Ceasar’s Senate, a massive government debt, the moochers outnumbering the producers by a wide margin, and 0bamacare firmly entrenched in our national fabric, it will be too late. The game will be over. There will be no turning back.
We haven’t had a president turn this nation around, since Ronald Reagan. So the idea Mitt Romney (of all people) is going to turn things around, is rather laughable to me.
I want you to think about this.
The Obama administration didn’t turn things around. It only doubled down on where we were already headed.
Did you get that?
Our presidential players have still been implementing the Leftist’s goals for them. Bush came up with more great-society programs. He tried to legalize illegal immigrants. He increased our national debt by 92%. On and on it goes.
Romney isn’t going to turn things around. He’s a place holder. He will make big noise, and maintain the status quo until the next Leftist comes along and starts off right where Obama left off.
The economy may improve, but that only means we can go down the Leftist dirt path from there in a more healthy economic condition.
No massive entitlement programs will be eliminated. They will shuffle the deck chairs, and we’ll be right where we are now.
Think public education. Every five years we hear how bad it is. Then the very people who screwed things up five years earlier will devise a new fix-it program, that will have to be fixed in another five years.
We need to sit up and realize how badly we are being snowed here. I think you’re well on the way to realizing it. I still think we are kidding ourselves here.