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On the Road to Greece?

davesays Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:00 PM
Exit polls show 1) economy is top issue, 2) Romney seen as being able to handle the economy, 3) Obama wins. People voted for something other than what they claim is top issue. This means they "sub-optimize" for the country's needs, likely due to optimization for self-interest. Free stuff wins.

One thing this election has made crystal clear is that we are becoming a society of dependence, rejecting the traditional American dream and drive for success in favor of collecting disability, welfare, and other government provided benefits. Democrats have been capitalizing on this shift while Republicans take on the impossible task of attempting to explain to the dependents that all of the hand outs are unsustainable and harmful. Unfortunately, like trying to take away candy from a spoiled child through reason, our efforts have been unsuccessful.

To see where the dependence culture leads, Republicans only have to point to...