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Are We Becoming European?

psargent Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 12:53 PM
Mona has provided the research and numbers that tell the whole story of where the US stands on the way to European socialism and ultimate ruin. Read these numbers carefully and weep. Less savings and wealth, less employment opportunity, less upward mobility, less population (Europe is shrinking alarmingly so). It's all in the numbers she provides. The answer: unravel the welfare state as fast as we can....if we can.

Following the fiscal cliff melodrama, Senator Richard Shelby appeared on television to declare that we are becoming European. "We're always wanting to spend and promise and spend and borrow but not cut. We've got to get real about this. We're headed down the road that Europe's already on."

There's no "heading" about it. We're there. Prof. John J. DiIulio, writing in "National Affairs", outlined the true size of American government. When state and local government expenditures are added to federal outlays, government spending as a share of GDP easily competes with European nations. In fact, per-capita government spending in the...