Following Paul Ryan’s lead.
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It’s not in the national interest to subsidize farmers, because food would be produced at low cost without subsidies. It’s not in the national interest to subsidize Americans, through Social Security and Medicare, for the last 20 or 25 years of their lives because healthier people live longer and the huge costs make the budget unmanageable. It’s not in the national interest to subsidize mass transit, because most benefits are enjoyed locally: If the locals want mass transit, they should pay for it.
To date, only Paul Ryan has had the courage, conviction, and eloquence to make the case that needs to be made.
Hopefully, others in the GOP’s congressional wing, especially in the next Republican Senate, will immerse themselves in this issue for the sake of the country and our grandchildren. Even if the matter of entitlements were to be swept under the rug during the general election, it is going to be impossible to ignore in 2013 and beyond.
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?