Paul Ryan’s birthday tune to Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) Saturday went something like this: for he’s a jolly good fellow unlike the liars in Washington.
When the City emerges from bankruptcy, they will have an opportunity to be the next great story of American endurance and ingenuity. . . Or they can continue to be the story of Liberal failure. Michael Schaus weighs in on the potential behind Detroit’s fiscal woes.
Not that I'm optimistic. . . But. . . Detroit could quickly become a tale of American excellence – rather than a tale of the welfare-state’s incompetence.
Evidently, it takes four months and 100 pages for the RNC to figure out why the party lost the 2012 presidential election and how to fix it. Most of conservatives could tell you in three paragraphs. That 100-page Growth & Opportunity Project to me was billed by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus as a “bold, raw, real” autopsy of the state of the GOP.
The question for our generation is: have we reached the limits of what changing the law can actually do to correct such inequalities?
Is America in decline? An honest review of the state of the union would show spiraling budget deficits, uncontrolled growth in government spending, and persistently high unemployment levels. The impression of a once-great nation in eclipse is all too plain.