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Republicans and Mad Max

ksatifka Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 6:01 PM
Agreed, Ms Charen. If we were not the world's sole superpower and also the world's reserve currency, we would be Greece. However, the republican establishment refuses to even look at the largest problem, which, in my opinion, is uncontrolled military spending. Yet the GOP nominated Romney, who wanted to increase military spending by 20%. Maybe that is one of the reasons why he lost. So-called entitlements need to be looked at with a microscope, but only after we bring most of the troops home. This, in fact, was the Ron Paul position.
The incomparable Walter Russell Mead, writing in the American Interest, offered a glimpse into the coming dystopia:

"Things are getting worse in San Bernardino. The city filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, but its financial situation has continued to deteriorate. And now with what promises to be a heated court battle over payments to the state pension fund in the offing, further cuts are likely.

"Things are getting so bad that at a recent city council meeting, the city attorney advised residents to 'lock their doors and load their guns' because the city could no longer afford to keep up...