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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Riots

A couple of points that I just wanted to link to today - one is from the American Thinker, and it references the point that S&P downgraded it's outlook on the USA to "negative", which is just a fancy way of saying that they don't think we'll be able to pay our debts, or at least not as certainly as we could a year ago.  The second link is Doug Ross, and he points out that government handouts now outweigh tax revenues.  The economy continues to tank.  Add it all together, and you have a nasty recipe for some civil unrest.  This country has created a parasitic class of people who suck their living from the government teat.  What happens when that teat runs dry, folks?

I think we saw that end result in Greece, and other places in Europe.

Both the Ragin' Mrs. and I knew of people who's entire life goal was to get on disability and live off the government checks for the rest of their lives.  THAT WAS THEIR GOAL.  Oh, and during this time they were about and about living their lives unimpeded by any real, actual injury.  They went to parties, they did their activities, they just did not work.  Nope, that was MY job.  Still is.  That is unsustainable.  It was unsustainable in Roman times, and it's just as unsustainable now.  There's no magic formula that allows a government to blow through trillions of dollars for bread and circuses without the financial crash at the end.

In the end, the result is going to be the same as any group that spends more than it makes - financial failure.  To the Left, that may be their goal.  To conservatives and patriots?  We should be fighting this with everything we've got.  Or you could just wait until the country falls apart and form your own little fiefdom.  Tell me how that works out for ya.

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