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Are We Becoming European?

bmitchell671 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:58 AM
no, the conclusion is that the Democratic party will epically ruin this country. Your party is the party of: degenerates, pagans, seditious, subversive, radical, deviant, miscreants - and of course marxist and socialists. The fact that this game show host is president is the biggest joke of all time...white guilt and or course racism. snore

Following the fiscal cliff melodrama, Senator Richard Shelby appeared on television to declare that we are becoming European. "We're always wanting to spend and promise and spend and borrow but not cut. We've got to get real about this. We're headed down the road that Europe's already on."

There's no "heading" about it. We're there. Prof. John J. DiIulio, writing in "National Affairs", outlined the true size of American government. When state and local government expenditures are added to federal outlays, government spending as a share of GDP easily competes with European nations. In fact, per-capita government spending in the...