“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Financial crisis is of our own making

In the wake of the US debt downgrade everybody is pointing fingers at who they want to take the blame. Democrats are trying to damage the Tea-Party by bizarrely linking it to the downgrade. Beltway republicans are blaming Obama and feckless, Senate democrats, rightly so. The media are blaming conservatives in general, just because that's what the media does in any crisis....blame conservatism.

But what's the real case? Taxpayers are to blame ultimately because we continue to demand more and more government services and entitlements and continue to elect representatives who'll give it to us. We demand they provide us with all manner of care while simultaneously demanding that they not raise our taxes. What's wrong with us?

Until we are willing to take responsibility for our own lives and upkeep and elect fiscally responsible representatives who'll act responsibly while in office, we'll continue to toil in this financial uncertainty. We've no one to blame but ourselves.

Our government operates only with the consent of the governed, and we have consented to this.

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