Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: The Edge of the Abyss
Posted on 11/09/2012 6:46:15 PM PST by neverdem
The default setting of American society is ever more liberal and statist.
Amid the ruin and rubble of the grey morning after, it may seem in poor taste to do anything so vulgar as plug the new and stunningly topical paperback edition of my book, After America or, as Dennis Miller retitled it on the radio the other day, Wednesday. But the business of America is business, as Calvin Coolidge said long ago in an alternative universe, and I certainly could use a little. So Im going to be vulgar and plug away. The central question of Wednesday I mean, After America is whether the Brokest Nation in History is capable of meaningful course correction. On Tuesday, the American people answered that question. The rest of the world will make its dispositions accordingly.
In the weeks ahead, Democrats and Republicans will reach a triumphant bipartisan deal to avert the fiscal cliff through some artful bookkeeping mechanism that postpones Taxmageddon for another year, or six months, or three, when they can reach yet another triumphant deal to postpone it yet again. Harry Reid has already announced that he wants to raise the debt ceiling or, more accurately, lower the debt abyss by $2.4 trillion before the end of the year, and no doubt we can look forward to a spectacular bipartisan agreement on that, too. It took the government of the United States two centuries to rack up its first trillion dollars in debt. Now Washington piles on another trillion every nine months. Forward!...
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Full consumer boycott this Christmas. Do something press-worthy right wingers. Punish the retailers that contribute to this. If you can’t control your spending why do you think the govt. should control theirs?
Cripple the IRS or USPS with extra paperwork. Both are easy targets.
Shut down 01/01/2013 all gas stations, coal companies, power stations, restaurants, grocery stores, 7-11’s, liquor stores, tobacco companies, oil companies, stop all drilling, manufactoring companies, car companies, except for “government motors” it is no longer privately owned! It will take the government about six (6) seconds to send a mouth piece to the business owner asking what they want in return to get back to work for the government, this is when the American business owner tells Obamay to bend slightly at the knees about 30 degrees and kiss his ass goodbye!!!
End of communism in America over night!
Just like the rats planned.
This is sickening.
"Alas, on Tuesday, the electorate opted to defer it for another four years. I doubt theyll get that long."
The bottom has already dropped out, we don't have that long.
My bet, this guy gets shot in the head, and miraculously recovers and speaks in a different voice. All hell breaks loose within a few weeks.
Please read Post #6
Stay safe my fellow American!
Well said, Mr. Steyn.
“Full consumer boycott this Christmas. Do something press-worthy right wingers. Punish the retailers that contribute to this.”
YES. We were planning to buy a new car. Now After America we will keep the old one for four years. Seriously.
We are cutting down on eating out. We will not do a major home remodel project.
My wife and I live two miles form work. We are walking now to save gas.
Already have our Hawaii vacation paid for, but it will be the last one for a few years.
The money saved will help us weather the next four year storm.
that, outside the voting booth, the default setting of American society is ever more liberal and statist
Republicans have coasted on the fact the GOP voters are more conscientious voters than liberal voters. The Obama campaign has upended that model. They were right, measuring support among adults and RVs was a better predictor than LVs of the election outcome. If they can increase overall turnout, the GOP is more or less a permanent minority party.
If every business shut down the government would step in and take over and there’d be a line a mile long of people willing to work for them.
For crying out loud! The leaders of the Democrat party are grifters....con men......thieves. They get by OK now because our USAttorney General and lots of his staff are Democrat grifters. Ideally, the FBI would be investigating these thieves, but it ain’t gonna happen with Holder around. So, who does that leave? The House Republicans. Yeah, I know. To steal from Churchill
“Never have so many been so dependent on so few with so little hope they’ll do anything.”
Well, every once in awhile somebody steps up and actually fights. Maybe we’ll get lucky.
If not, well, all is not lost. We’re just dealing with grifters....con men.....thieves. Shut the bank vault, and they go away.
The Democrat voters, at least enough of them to guarantee us victory into the foreseeable future,are not grifters. They are scared and uninformed.
That’s why I have been writing all day.....
“Know your enemy and know yourself, and in one hundred battles, you will not be defeated.”
We still have most Republicans who can’t even figure out that the Democrat leaders are grifters. Why in the world would Harry Reid want to be a Senator for Mozambique? He’s no socialist. He’s just an ordinary, two bit grifter.
I would love to see federal troops taking over private business in this Country, they don’t have the man power to turn on the lights in NY!
“Tuesdays results demonstrate that, as a whole, the American electorate is trending very Euro-Canadian. True, you still have butch T-shirts Dont Tread On Me, These Colors Dont Run . . . In my own state, where the Democrats ran the board on election night, the Live Free or Die license plates look very nice when you see them all lined up in the parking lot of the Social Security office. “
Oh, how I love Mark Steyn!
Reality check people: America is Toast.
“If you add up the total debt state, local, the works every man, woman, and child in this country owes 200 grand (which is rather more than the average Greek does).”
“In the course of his first term, Obama increased the federal debt by just shy of $6 trillion and in return grew the economy by $905 billion. So, as Lance Roberts at Street Talk Live pointed out, in order to generate every dollar of economic growth the United States had to borrow about five dollars and 60 cents. Theres no one out there on the planet whether its the rich or the Chinese who can afford to carry on bankrolling that rate of return.”
Bet there’d be many on that line who haven’t the skills to do the work with any competency. Imagine the paper pushers at the Department of (fill-in-the-blank) trying to run an oil refinery.
Addendum: Unless, of course, the people on that line are from the Far East.
...the GOP is more or less a permanent minority party.I believe that's where they're the most comfortable.