"As to America's working class debt serfdom, some of us were resigned to that a long time ago. My former neighbor, Fat Larry (whose real name is Myron, and is thus happy enough to be called Fat Larry) says: "Hey, look, I don't care if Obama is putting us in debt. I was already in hock for the rest of my life before they started hollering about a 'debt crisis'". Nor is he opposed to accepting a handout: "Obama can let a smidgen of them trillions land in my poke anytime. Right now I got no problems fifty thousand bucks wouldn't fix."
Sez one commenter:
"Save the constitutional republic . . ." Don't count on it (and it's just good tactics to always have a position to which you can fall back). The shark that was the U.S. collected to many remoras. They've bled him to weakness, and he'll soon die.
We've illegal immigrant-ed, affirmitive action-ed, Title Nine-ed, equal opportunity in housing-ed, and left wing politiced our way to economic and spiritual - fatal - feableness.
As one who saw it coming in a speech I made way back in 1972 - I spoke of the New Feudal Age and the break-up of the U.S. - none of it is a surprise. "Democracy never last long," John Adams said famously (well, that's anywhere that history is studied - certainly not the U.S.). "It always wastes, exhausts, and murders itself."
How's that for being prophetic?
Sez another (who puts it, I think, very well)
What you describe is not actually the problem. All those "lazy immigrant cadilac welfare moms" are NOT the problem. The biggest problem is the "entitlements" at the top. A couple hundred to maintain a household with children is not nearly as big a problem as the HUNDREDS of MILLIONS paid to asshats that "managed" our country into a depression. That would be republicans that prance around with their lapel pins and ribbons on their cars telling us all to "support our troops" while whining and complaining and scheming how to avoid financially "supporting our troops".
I'll remind you that when the "left wing" was last president we had IMPROVING finances across the board!
Then we get stuck with the righties and they piss away all of our funds and more than we will ever see.
Bush handed Obama a flaming bus flying off a cliff and they vote in lockstep to prevent any effort he makes to restore any kind of order.
The GOP gambit is to prevent any recovery before the 2010 elections so they can blame Obama for everything since Pearl Harbor.
They have already pretended Bush "inherited" 9-11.......And since Clinton left office on 1-01, who are they inferring was president?
You see, facts tell us that the left, loves our republic enough to pay the way to keep it going, while the right, only runs up the credit card and hands it off to the left, so they can criticize the spending of the Left.
We can fix all our problems working together, if we can coax the right into participating.
But, they think "bipartisan" means the majority caves and votes their minority ideas even after watching them fail for 8 miserable years.
That's my contribution for the day.