Heated disagreement over how Trump and company want to spend our money might be our own fault. Poll numbers show we are pretty fickle about what we expect from government. In a recent Pew Research poll 64% of respondents believe the GOP “is too willing to cut programs.”
All of you fiscal conservatives who keep demanding that we pass a law for a balanced federal budget? Give it up. A federal budget that doesn’t leak at the seams and rack up unimaginable debt for every taxpaying American is unthinkable.
Does progressive tax reform mean an end to government waste, or does it mean more money to spend to make up for what our federal and state bureaucracies lose? Backers of a progressive tax fix for federal and state budgets focus on more revenue for the middle and lower classes.
Despite whatever promises you were made, the purpose of government is not to guarantee us a good life. That’s our responsibility. The debate over what the Founding Fathers meant by “general Welfare” has been rendered meaningless now that our government’s overreaching efforts to provide for all endangers the promises it needs to keep.
Regardless of what we would like to believe, not all Democrats are delusional, though listening to our president’s latest Saturday address should raise our suspicions. Barack Obama is ramping up his absurdist take on sequestration cuts as if constantly repeating “balanced approach” will make us believe that a bigger tax haul means we can spend less.
Fiscal conservatives owe thanks and a debt of gratitude to our president. Mr. Obama has gifted us with the best reasons we have ever had to once and for all strip Washington down to its small government roots. Give him some credit.
North Korea just did the U.S. a favor. It set off another nuclear blast. National security officials have been scratching their heads over whether our longtime nemesis has the technology to make a warhead that could be attached to a long-range ballistic missile:
Congressional testimony from senior officials in the intelligence community has not produced a definitive statement on whether or not North Korea has achieved this critical capability.¹