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The only part that I disagree with is where Tucker says, “The ‘Social Security Crisis’ will occur when, because of demographic shifts, this annual surplus vanishes over the next 12 years. Suddenly, Congress will no longer have that $100 billion to plug the budget gap every year.”p>First, the crisis will occur in five years when the annual surplus crop of social security cash starts decreasing. At this point, Congress, used to annual growth in all expenses, will find the deficit is growing much more rapidly than in recent years. To fill the void, Congress will do what it has always done: increase its borrowing each year. By the time 12 years have passed, Congress will, like the proverbial frog in a pot of slowly heating water, not realize that it is time to jump and continue to borrow. There is no “suddenly” that might jolt Congress into action. br> — Hugh A. Dempsey /p> p> Thank you, thank you, thank you. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?