The simple fact is that we’re losing the entitlement fight while hundreds of billions in other less politically sensitive spending continues unabated.
I think we need to go after the other spending while focusing on how to change entitlement attitudes for future reform.
After all, people rioting over section 8 housing vouchers won’t care a bit if we don’t give Brazil $100 million for an aquarium. They aren’t going to march in the street if we eliminate the $125 million yearly endowment for the arts. They aren’t going to care if we eliminate a thousand other things that are just as expensive and just as wasteful. They may be drops in the bucket but there are enough of them to fill a supertanker.
The need for entitlement reform is obvious but we need to face the fact that we’re losing that fight because we’re fighting the battle the democrats have chosen and its time to look at new strategies..
Exactly. We can’t afford our own welfare, while giving it to foreigners too. And why don’t we call welfare by it’s name?