Dispenser of Negativity
- May 30, 2007
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What are the biggest programs that all that federal spending and debt are funding?
Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other so-called welfare-state entitlements, along with military spending, including the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Yet, what do Republicans and Democrats say? They say, "We promise you that we won't touch any of those programs. But we also promise you that we'll rein in out-of-control federal spending and debt."
That's ridiculous. Why? Because all those welfare-warfare programs amount to 80 percent of federal expenditures! How can they rein in federal spending without touching programs that constitute 80 percent of federal spending, especially when the balance of the spending includes interest on the debt and such sacrosanct programs as the war on drugs?
They can't. It's a joke when they claim they can.
The day of reckoning has arrived. It is time for Americans to embrace the libertarian solution to this giant mess: Immediately abolish (repeal) all the welfare-state and interventionist programs, beginning with the crown jewel of socialism, Social Security, and the crown jewel of interventionism, the drug war.
It's time to admit that America's experiment with statism, originating with the Franklin Roosevelt administration, was a grave mistake, one that has not only inculcated a sense of helplessness, dependency, and fear among the American people, not only plunged our nation into the moral debauchery of coercive confiscation and redistribution of wealth and punishment for peaceful activity, but is now also heading our nation into bankruptcy.
I fear my government more than some pissant punk terrorist. Why because the government can steal, oppress and kill me with the stroke of a pen and will have the backing of the media and its supporters to justify it.
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