Nation's spending, demise predicted long ago

2013-06-27T00:00:00Z Nation's spending, demise predicted long ago
June 27, 2013 12:00 am

Bob Rusbasan, a self-proclaimed liberal, is thereby excused for missing the point about our profligate Big Brother.

  • Not all of us received government handouts to pursue higher education. Many of us worked our way through college.
  • We were productive and did not need unions to extort firms into bankruptcy by paying above-market wages.
  • Not everyone who is concerned with deficit spending is a Republican. Many of us are Independents who are self-reliant taxpayers concerned about the intergenerational theft of $16 trillion our children and grandchildren are expected to pay.

Our demise and spending problems were predicted long ago: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” -- Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831.

- Jim Hoffman, Valparaiso

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