Has The Nanny State Gone Too Far? Can We Afford It Congressman Ryan?
Are we now past the point of no return? Ben Franklin arguably the wisest of our founders was quoted to have said and I paraphrase "democracy will only last until people realize they can vote themselves money from the treasury" or words to that effect. I believe the wisest of all Frenchman, Alexis De Tocqueville issued a similar warning as well.
So here we are today spending close to $4 trillion on a federal level and when you add in the states we have an additional $1.2 trillion all told. This approaches half of our GDP. I say cheers to Ben as he was right. This is most unsustainable to say the least. And of course our progeny will be on the hook for the liabilities we pile on daily for this vote buying machine which is all it really is no? How immoral of our leaders to do such a thing to those yet to be born simply to solidify their power base.
I submit our leadership is beyond sorely lacking and go so far as to state it is non existent. Weak kneed hustlers is simply the words of choice that come to mind. Do they have no shame? That I think is self explanatory. But how about the common citizen that allows this sordid mess to continue. Do they not give a damn for their progeny? To watch election commercials and man on the street interviews it appears they do not care so long as they get theirs. Unseemly is too kind a phrase. Selfish is probably better suited. But I am to hard on them as they are probably in the right frame of mind as it was their leaders who convinced them they were "entitled" to the goodies provided by the "Nanny State". Again nothing more than a vote buying scheme by these cretins.Continued on the next page