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On the Road to Greece?

Mark in CA Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:03 PM
Carr writes: "Luckily, we are not yet Greece and still have time to reverse the course, avert the fiscal cliff. . ." That would be true, Carr IF we had an electorate that is willing to stomach the hard core fiscal steps necessary to reverse our course. But we don't have that. The results of this most recent election prove it. What we have is a critical mass of entitlement mentality and apathetic citizenry that has pushed us over the edge of the fiscal cliff. And they have made it clear that they don’t care in the least about conservative values. Many don’t even care about anything beyond what they need or want today.
Mark in CA Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:04 PM
Will our descent be a swift drop down a sheer face with a sudden splat as the proverbial bottom arrests our terminal velocity? Perhaps. But I think it is more a steep slope down which we are inexorably sliding to a Greece like social scenario, a descent into ever increasing chaos.

President Obama and the Senate have to do nothing, zero, zip, nada in order to keep the masses going in the direction we are moving. The law of inertia is on their side. The blame for any failure to improve things will be laid squarely on the shoulders of the Republican controlled House and the Tea Party. The MSM will be complicit in assigning this blame to the aforementioned entities that they will castigate as being “obstructionist”. This will...
Mark in CA Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:05 PM
This will further cause people to put their faith and trust in the redistributionists.

I am switching to survival mode. I am praying and planning. I don’t know if my plans will be sufficient but I will endeavor to cover my own azzz nonetheless while trusting that the Almighty will make up for my insufficiencies. My fellow Americans and fellow Californians for that matter have chosen the broad gate that leadeth to destruction. I would like to not go there with them though I forecast a future of blood, sweat and tears.

BTW, if you don’t have Jesus as your Lord and Savior you might as well invite him to be so. You are going to need him sooner or later.

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...