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History Suggests That Entitlement Era Is Winding Down

Joseph64 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 7:45 PM
The problem with that statement is that if you look back over the last 100 years at the outcome of all the House, Senate, and Presidential races you will see that it is the Democrats who A)created the problem of the entitlements coming to an end one day and B) did everything they could to make sure it happens sooner rather than later. Entitlements have always been the legislative step child of the Democrats. They created it, and they are also killing it.
It's often good fun and sometimes revealing to divide American history into distinct periods of uniform length. In working on my forthcoming book on American migrations, internal and immigrant, it occurred to me that you could do this using the American-sounding interval of 76 years, just a few years more than the Biblical lifespan of three score and 10.

It was 76 years from Washington's First Inaugural in 1789 to Lincoln's Second Inaugural in 1865. It was 76 years from the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 to the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Going backward, it was 76 years...