Elizabeth Dole: Reagan ‘just did what he had to do’
There is this completely misguided and untrue notion that any time you start talking about ‘spending cuts’, it is going to be ‘draconian’ and ‘devastating’ and any other nasty adjective politicians can come up with
We have been struck time and time again by the fact that the American voting public, on both ends of the political spectrum, actually has been persuaded and ‘numbed’ to believe that ever-increasing amounts of debt are ‘sustainable’ and ‘A-OK!’
Don’t read this if you still believe that Santa Claus drops presents down the chimney at Christmastime; the Easter Bunny really lays Easter eggs or that we can: A) cut taxes a lot more AND B) not reduce spending or make major reforms to our entitlement programs and come out of this all right
Here is what is going on today, in the ‘real-world’ as we continue to pay out SS benefits, even though there is far less money coming in from payroll taxes due to this nasty recession the Obama White House and Congress said was going to be ‘fixed’ by the massive stimulus bills they passed early in 2010.
The federal government should start accounting for disaster cleanups on a forward-looking basis in the annual budgets by allocating, let’s say, $20 billion in a “clean-up” fund or whatever has been the running average for annual disaster cleanups for the past 20 years
What do you think is wrong with the current tax system in America? Everything, it seems.
We’ve been hurt, we’ve been lied to, and now we have the health care bill as a constant reminder of this abuse
The next decade will be even worse unless we slam on the brakes of federal spending right now and try to prevent it from being like one of those terrible Toyota incidents
Maybe if each party would be honest with the American people and put forth proposals like we suggest above, we might have a chance to have a full-blown national debate this year on how to best achieve those goals.
Are there any odds in Las Vegas on this yet? If so, you might want to place some money down on it…it would be a humdinger of a Super Bowl contest of wills, patience and parliamentary maneuvering unlike any we may have ever seen before.
Amidst all of the excitement about the Vancouver Olympics and consternation over the still-lingering jobless recovery, there was a flickering, glimmering light that sparked in the ashes of this nasty recession about a week ago and hardly anyone noticed.
Since 1586, there have been shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina at Cape Hatteras that the area became known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Pretty gruesome title for such a beautiful coast.