Trump Wins. What Next? (Part 1)
I Can’t Stand These Democrats, Part 2
American Flags Fit Into The National Park Experience
Increased Devotion
A President Who Exalts Evil
Is There Anything Wrong With Liking Caitlin Clark Because She’s White, Straight, AND...
Should We Be Worried About Trump's Polling Lead?
Don't Know Much about History, or How to Be a Leftist
Our President, the Pathological Liar
Veterans Shaping America: Reflections on Memorial Day’s Political Impact
Pride’s 30-Day Insult to American Excellence
Israel Standing Alone Among the Nations of the World
New Book Explains How the Second Amendment Came From Our Judeo-Christian Heritage
The Cost of the War on Terror was Paid by My Wife and...
Memorial Day: More than Honoring Lives Lost in American Wars
OPINION

Super Hero of Cartoon Character

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

"I want to work with Congress to replace mindless austerity with smart investments that strengthen America," said President Obama in a recent speech at the Department of Homeland Security.

Advertisement

In the making of a counter-cultural hero, in an era of failed responsibility and in an era of passing the buck, a new superstar has been found.

In America, we have Elizabeth Warren, who is coming on like gangbuster as an alternative to Hillary Clinton, something I predicted a long time ago.

In Europe, Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister whose un-tucked shirts worn with blue jeans have become a symbol of his disdain for greed and selfish workaholics that dare ask for their loans be repaid.

Check out this movie poster of him with a dejected Angela Merkel in the background.

Here's the real deal: The best poster boy for this movement that says governments shouldn't have fiscal responsibility and that people shouldn't have to pay back their debts, should be J. Wellington Wimpy of the comic strip “Popeye.”

Created by E.C. Segar in 1934, everyone is familiar with his one-line sales pitch: "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.”

With debt around the world out of control and politicians promising more goodies like free college, there will be more efforts to have obligations demonized and erased at the expense of the lender.

The fact of the matter is Mr. President, there is no such thing as "mindless austerity.” In fact, that's an oxymoron and a dangerous path to staying or gaining power.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos