Skip to comments.There Is No Party of Principle
Posted on 12/07/2012 6:01:14 AM PST by NCjim
The 2008 and 2012 elections have revealed that an escalating number, perhaps a majority, of Americans are comfortable with the concept of transforming the United States into a Euro-Socialist democracy. While this may be easily sold to an increasingly ill-educated populace by those desirous of capturing political power, the reality is far different when it comes to the price to be paid. A price that is not only monetary but societal as well. Yet there is no party in this nation willing, regardless of the political cost, to confront reality, be brutally honest with the citizenry and stand on principle.
The American people have, thus far, been immune from the financial consequences of a society already well on its way to this transformation. The United States, thanks to its status as the world's largest economy and whose dollar is, for the time being, the global reserve currency, can paper over the cost and long-term impact -- as the nation can continue to create fiat money to cover its massive budget deficits. However, this cannot, and will not, continue for any extended period of time.
Today the federal government spends in excess of $3,500 Billion per year, yet it collects only $2,300 Billion in taxes. Thus the deficits which have averaged in excess of $1,200+Billion per year over the past four years.
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The federal and local Socialist govt has abandoned it’s citizens:
I saw this interview the other day — speaks volumes on the current condition of both parties in the US - and how they seemly are steering the nation in the same direction...
“America has looked EVIL in the face and embraced it”.
Exactly true, this is a reason why the R party serves little purpose except to obstruct.
Exhibit A : Republicans let Dems get away with repeating over and over on TV that SS and medicare(gag) are both fully self funded for the next 10+ years when both are running operational deficits for a number of years back and so they are being funded by US treasury borrowing from the Federal reserve, yes, future taxpayers.
That is why all the R reforms are 10 to 15 years out in the future, this massive lie.
Great article...thanks for posting.
Of course there isn't. Such a stand would be political death, since the people DON'T want to hear it.
Any organization that adopted such a course would not be a political party, it would be a suicide pact.
BTW, conservatives have to some extent shot ourselves in the foot on these issues. We have been crying wolf for decades over deficits and debt, yet the wolf never showed up.
As in the story, the villagers have largely started ignoring the wolf-criers. But the real point of the story, which is usually forgotten, is that there really was a wolf and he did eventually show up, to the great loss of the villagers (and their animals).
“Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.” P. J. O’Rourke