Over the last few weeks I have heard much about how republicans must change their messaging in order to win elections. I have heard how they must adopt to the changing world and reach out to minorities. I have looked on with considerable interest as their leaders, talking heads and various followers have voiced their opinion for the changing republican party.
I found this one interesting enough to share.
I call it "let em die".
A Nation of Takers Hurtles Toward the Fiscal Abyss
But American voters and politicians are so marinated in expectations of endless federal and state largess that modest reductions in spending, such as those proposed earlier this year by Congressman Paul Ryan, are attacked as draconian “cuts” that will “shred” the safety net and throw millions into Dickensian penury.
And make no mistake. The “cliff” might not be reached in January, even without a deal. But it’s still waiting down the road. Baby Boomers, 75 million strong, are retiring at a rate of 200,000 a month, and they can expect to live on average until 84 if they make it to the retirement age of 65. The two big drivers of entitlement spending, Social Security and Medicare, weren’t designed to transfer money to retirees for so long, or pay for artificial knees and hips for Boomers who want to be active in their 70s and 80s.
I don't care what it means or who decorates the scenes. The problem is more with my sense of pride. Because it keeps me thinking "me" Instead of what it is to be. I 'm not a passenger, I am the ride. Chris Smither