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History Suggests That Entitlement Era Is Winding Down

MadisonLives Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 1:32 PM
What will come next is "cap-and-prioritize" based on Oregon's 20-year history of prioritizing Medicaid spending. The cap will end the era of entitlement because it will force congress to argue priorities instead of making promises. By actually prioritizing the budget, the transparency will force government to pursue both fairness (social justice/equal opportunity) and results. This unites the conservative definitions of ''safety net" and "equal opportunity" with the progressive definitions of "social justice" and "fairness".
ppotts Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 7:18 PM
sounds good to me. they will finally be doing something constructive
magnetar Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 3:24 PM
what a load of cow patties
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...