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The vampire that is the Federal Reserve desperately needs a stake in the heart.
The status quo is an unsustainable crock of compost. While I applaud and support the tactical efforts with the Congress at hand, the strategic vacuum grows depressing.
Progressivism will wait, undead totalitarian zombie that it is, until the Tea Parties run out of gas, and just continue the economic warfare of using debt to kill this country. If the Tea Parties don't gel around reform ideas that remove the systemic drivers that have put us in this full Nelson, then the signs and the yelling and the blog posts and the slogans were all fun, but really just so many dying gasps of democracy.
Tough beans. California spent its way into this deficit mess, it can cut spending to work its way out of the mess. Joe Sixpack in New Jersey has no responsibility for the profligate tofu eaters in the California legislature that have gotten the “Golden State” in the fiscal shape in now enjoys. And Joe shouldn’t be stuck with bailing them out. Joe’s state has problems of its own.
It is about time that fiscal reality began to dawn not only at a federal level, but at state levels as well. And that means living within a budget and keeping it balanced, just like millions of Americans are required to do on a daily basis. The fact that California has lived beyond its means doesn’t mean the taxpayer, via the federal government, is there to solve the problem when California can’t afford its profligacy anymore.
If I could give you just one thing, I’d want it to be a simple truth that took me many years to learn. If you learn it now, it may enrich your life in hundreds of ways. And it may save your having to face many problems that have hurt people who’ve never learned it.
The truth is simply this ...
We don't make it much of a secret around here that we think the shit's gonna hit the fan for the West over the next 20-40 years. For that reason, from time to time we throw on links that may prove useful to folks who see the writing on the wall.
For all-round preparedness ...
“If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, warned the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions’ authors (James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, respectively), it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power.” –Thomas E. Woods