Couldn't Have Said It Any Better

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    Saddling the next generation with massive debt -- chicagotribune.com
    That about sums it all up, folks.

    We are now a people who would rather buy an i phone than health insurance for our kids.

    We would rather buy the house with all the bells and whistles. God forbid we don't have a master suite or our kids have to share a bedroom all that matters is we have a BIG house and 2 new cars in the garage.

    To hell with saving money for retirement and staying out of debt.

    Why should we do these things when we can have the almighty benevolent government tax other people (you know those nasty evil rich people whose only crime is that they earn more) to pay our way.

    What happened to sacrifice?

    Used to be people did without unnecessary luxuries in order to have something greater later on. Now, if we don't have the latest greatest newest shiniest gadgets and baubles we are plagued with envy for those who do. Excess used to be considered shameful now the opposite is true.

    What happened to pride?

    When we took pride in making our own way and felt shame when we couldn't we were a better country. Sure we provided help for the truly needy, it was called relief back then and people were loathe to accept because of a personal set of ethics that prized self reliance above all. Today, we see government giveaways, as a right akin with freedom of speech.

    What has happened to America?
     
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    Its the end result of social engineering.

    If people had planned for their own future and had not have their money taken from them 'for their own good' we would not be in this fix.

    As one of the last of the BBs, I agree, not only did we children of the WWII generation screw it up, we failed to teach those that came after us sound principles in handling money and society, so we leave behind poverty and near anarchy.

    How very far we have fallen.
     
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    Well both of the above posts are well reasoned and irrefutable...

    I'd only add that what the left has created is unsustainable. Thus there is no means for the US Economy to survive, under the load of this parasitic socialist debt.

    The examples of the end result of the same fiscal policy are everywhere... From individuals, through mega-corporations, to entire nations...

    Where the principle-less consumption of debt has manifested itself, the entity which tries to bear the burden of past fiscal errors and sustain those errors through the bad decisions made as a result in the future; can NOT SURVIVE.

    The individual, the corporation and even the nation must inevitably; go busted... and renew itself; assuming sufficient elements of who it realy is, survive to do so.

    And THAT friends has long been the goal... Read the writings of the founders of ACORN and the like... They were hard core, unadultered Communists, who were intent on burying the US Economic system in life altering; culturual killing debt.

    And it was their intent to use their means to manipulate the ignorant and the weak-minded to DEMAND government freebies through various fallacious arguments which stood on the dubious ground of "FAIRNESS."

    In my opinion, such mindsets were in league with the Soviets of that day... They wanted to crush the notion of 'individual rights' and replace it with the ethereal illusion of 'collective rights'...

    It has been a slow but deliberate subversion... where the masses of pawns, of course, were not setting in shadowy meetings with their manipulators... they simply; and quite willfully, bought into the fallacious notions of fairness; and advocated for such.

    And while this subversion BEGAN in the early 20th century... Those of THAT generation could not be swayed... But THEIR CHILDREN accepted and tolerated it... << The WW2 Generation<< and THEIR Children EMBRACED IT! << the Boomers....<<


    Now OUR CHILDREN... its to them to either destroy it... or through their failure to do so; set the nails in the US Coffin.

    It is my sincere hope that My kids and their generation will recognize that what we've left them is JACK-SHIT! And that the reason is that we embraced the "Middle way'... the easier way... and that a culture cannot be sustained by such.

    IF they do not... well As noted above, the United States government will simply get to a point where it can no longer sustain the house of cards built by the "Third Way..." and one of two things will result from the violent calamity which follows...

    They will either return to a princpled framework which respects the individual's RIGHTS and DEMANDS the INDIVIDUAL TEND TO THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITIES... OR...

    They'll succumb to the illusion that the collective has rights and give all the power to the state to strip the individuals of their responsibilities; to defend the ethereal rights of that collective.

    At which time, THEIR CHILDREN will begin to recognize that the monetary debt has been converted to something much MUCH WORSE... it's reverted back to "The Moral of the Story" wherein it is recognized that NO HUMAN BEING HAS A RIGHT TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS TO THE DETRIMENT OF ANOTHER... And that where such principle is set aside; that culture, in so doing, sets aside the viability on which their freedom rests...

    Perhaps, just perhaps they'll finally come to once again recognize that where an individual is FREE, he MUST carry the weight of his and her OWN Responsibility to sustain that freedom; that WHERE the RESPONSIBILITY GOES... so goes THE FREEDOM!
     
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    We're not saddling the entire next generation with our debts.

    Just most classes of it.
     
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    :eek: And thus we find one of those who has willfully bought into the delusion... They're no less guilty of the subversion than their Comrades... they're simply the tools...

    They represent the sickle... which cuts the culture from it's roots... distinct from the hammer, but no less critical to the process.
     
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    I'm shocked. I actually agree with you for once, and I'm impressed by your sudden burst of wisdom. The article and your comments reflect the feeling of all of us "Brokaw" generationists.
     
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    Your "wisdom" on the other hand is nothing more than predictable partisan bullshit.
     
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    it's the same thing I've been saying all along.

    i am shocked that you finally started to listen
     
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    Admittedly I don't get to see all your writings. I must be unfortunate enough to only hit on those where you're selectively ranting and blaming.
     
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    Partisan?

    ROFLMNAO...

    But I doubt anyone noticed that you were unable to contests a single point...


    So don't sweat it... :cool:
     

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