Every once in awhile, even a maniac like Ahmadinejad says something that makes sense. Here it is: he wonders how much longer a country like the US can remain a world power, burdened by $16 trillion in debt.
Federal spending is a national defense issue. Every squandered million is a national defense issue. ”Stimulus” spending may look good for a short time, but it weakens us. Our enemy sees it, and comprehends what our government—drunk on the power bought by taxpayer and borrowed money—will not.
He’s off as usual on some of his other observations, but we should listen to our enemy gloating over out bloated government spending. The “bell the cat” question now becomes, “Which leaders have the guts to say what is so dangerously obvious: that we are imploding under the weight of government debt?”
MJM’s projection: When all is said and done, there’s usually more said than done. Our politicians correctly perceive that an insufficient number of people demand accountability. Therefore, it is politically untenable to lay it on the line and propose to do something about it. This is why the Democrat Senate refuses to propose a budget; it is why President Obama broke his promise to reform Medicare by not even bothering to offer a proposal. This is where Republicans falter, when challenged over specific ideas. Both sides continue to pander to the crowds, tossing out candy in the form of Pell grants, free cell phones, and other little benefits.
And, our enemy watches, in delight.