Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

With Republican Party leaders dedicated to Washington deal making and once again preparing to nominate a presidential candidate from the ranks of big government advocates, it is crystal clear the political establishment both Republican and Democrat isn't up to the task of curbing the size and scope of the problems. Both sides are invested in a system that provides perks and high salaries from the public trough.

This brings us back to our recent pessimism, America cannot continue to borrow and spend as she has in the last two decades under Bush and Obama. Unless the political establishment learns to live within its means we are headed for an inevitable economic disaster that will make 2008 and 2009 look like a walk in the park.

The only reason we write is in the hope that something we say will spark a change for good. Call us naive, but we still believe the American Republic can be saved through the dedicated work of committed citizens.

But we would be more than naïve if we didn't fully describe the looming crisis we see in the storm clouds still gathering. The economic crisis brought to our shores courtesy of political elites both Republican and Democrat isn't over. We cannot relax yet and go back to our lives in the mistaken impression that the worst has passed. Uncle Sam is currently in intensive care, and Americans can send him either to the recovery room or the morgue.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown are both bestselling authors and speakers. In 1988, working from their kitchen table, they formed Citizens United.
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