No matter who wins we will have:
- Socialized medicine, as we’ve had for the last 50 years for, at least, a third of the country. It’s been tried. Costs have sky-rocketed at the same rate as the government take-over. Republicans, if they gain majorities, will not do anything to change this direction. They will scant free enterprise and make exceptions for special circumstances. That is real American exceptionalism. Remember the Republican chant, “don’t you touch my Medicare”? They will just congratulate each other and act like the party that was rejected.
- Social Security. Dumb-ass citizens will demand payment of their “investment”, even though it was a ponzi scheme from the beginning and no-one ever pretended otherwise. It is just more fun to order the super-size fries or rent a movie than to put that savings aside for when we get too feeble to work. A safety net that is not used doesn’t exist. Balzwall!
- Interventionism. We will continue to be asked(forced) to make things right according to American values all over the world. There are varied opinions of what is right in each country we “help.” Those who don’t agree with the values/culture we wish to ram down their throats will be our enemies. They will hate us. They will attack us. There are already plenty of bad people who would choose us as an enemy without us poking a hornets’ nest with a stick. We will continue to add to those numbers. Those who disagree will be called unpatiotic. See: as Hermann Goering said at the Nuremberg Trials-
” Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.
Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy, the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.
Göring: Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.
Joni Ernst says she wants to eliminate the EPA but she allows John McCain on her bus. Limited government, imperial government. Sounds good. Go with it.
It is politics and explains why people don’t vote. Funny how Nuremberg is mentioned in the same post as McCain.