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Austerity and morality
Washington Post, by Michael Gerson

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/1/2012 5:20:28 AM

America is entering a period of prolonged austerity. The entitlement commitments made by past generations have been rendered untenable by demographics and health cost inflation. The problem is no one’s particular fault, but it is very, very large. Failing to get our borrowing under control would deny our children the lives we have had in this country. This readjustment has begun to change the tenor of politics, which is increasingly focused on the distribution of painful burdens. It used to be that a budget compromise between Republicans and Democrats meant that both sides got what they wanted —

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Brittany, 12/1/2012 8:55:16 AM     (No. 9042674)

"no one´s particular fault´? Unless you include the Rinos´ disbelief that progressives wanted to destroy the nation, it´s all on you guys, Michael. You just couldn´t believe in real economics and still don´t. Your lust for control and power will turn this country into a dictatorship of socialism. It´s other name is fascism.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 12/1/2012 11:05:18 AM     (No. 9042981)

Oh, baloney.

How can it be anything other than [obviously!] the fault of those with political power, and those who kept sending corrupt, incompetent, self-serving pols back to DC?

The Founders gave us the greatest plan of gov´t ever. Set up the right rules. Showed how to do it. All of which was kicked aside in "recent" decades.

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