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The Road of Less Spending

by RightHandMan

Rarely before have the alternatives facing America been so starkly defined.  For the past year, Washington’s leaders have taken an already unsustainable budget outlook and made it far worse.  They have exploited Americans’ genuine economic anxieties to justify an unrelenting and wide-ranging expansion of government.  Their agenda has included, among other things, a failed, debt-financed economic “stimulus”; an attempt to control the Nation’s energy sector; increasing domination of housing and financial markets; the use of taxpayer dollars to seize part ownership of two nearly bankrupt auto makers; and, of course, the planned takeover of Americans’ health care, already heavily burdened, manipulated, and distorted by government spending and regulation.  This domineering government brings taxes, rules, and mandates’ generates excessive levels of spending, deficits, and debt; leads to economic stagnation and declining standards of living; and fosters a culture in which self-reliance is a vice and dependency a virtue – and as a result, the entire country weakens from within.

Increasingly, Americans are rejecting this approach, and for good reasons.  But the status quo is not acceptable either.  The Federal Government’s current fiscal path is unsustainable: it leads to unprecedented levels of spending and debt that will overwhelm the budget, smother the economy, weaken America’s competitiveness in the 21st century global economy, and threaten the survival of the government’s major benefit programs.

The President and congressional Majority are only hastening America’s march toward this reckoning, adding to trillions of dollars worth of unfunded liabilities, and accelerating the erosion of Americans’ health care and retirement security.  Their “progressivism” ironically points backwards – to a future in which America’s best century is the past century.

I would normally be proud to have such words attributed to me.  The words you just read might sound like something that you would expect to find on “The Current” or many other conservative blogs.  Some of you might think it to be the wise words of a founding father or some American political pioneer.  These words were spoken by none of the above.

Where these words come from and where I found them are two separate issues.  Where they come from is the American spirit, from the heart of this nation and the common sense that most Americans possess and most politicians have denied.  It is for that reason that I am proud to say that I found these exact words printed on the preamble to Paul Ryan’s “Roadmap Plan” for America.  It tackles the tough fiscal issues this country is facing with a fairly conservative and open market approach.  This from the “Party of No” who offer no alternatives.  I’ve read around half of it and plan to finish it tomorrow.  Since it is fairly long and detailed I would hope that you would leave my short post and view it for yourself. It can be found here.


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  • Ron Russell March 12, 2010 at 5:30 AM

    Great article. Obama is headed down the same path FDR followed and will lead us from recession to depression if it continues. Linking to this article at TOTUS. Will post sometime today.

  • John Carey March 12, 2010 at 6:00 AM

    Outstanding post Right. I think Paul Ryan has it figured out. Them problem is getting people to actually see or hear is plan on a national level. I think he and his fellow republicans need to be going door to door to get his plan in motion. I gaurantee the more Americans that know about it, the more will want it!

  • Right Hand Man March 12, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    Agreed guys. I think the people have heard the spending theories long enough from both republican and democrat – hearing this will be a breath of fresh air. Getting the word out is extremely important.