If you watched the Republican debates last month you learned that this country faces some serious challenges, not the least of which is the solvency of Social Security, the taxing of America into insolvency, and the very security of this nation. In addition, there is our ability, or inability, to negotiate the minefield that is the Middle East, and the new major influence that Russia and Vladimir Putin are exerting.
If you watched the Democrat debates you realized that things are really good and there is lots of free stuff the government wants to give you – in fact, most people who don’t have jobs can expect to be living in clover, while those nasty folks who own corporations are going to get what’s coming to them — by having what should be coming to them given to people who don’t work. What a deal. I can’t figure out why anyone would want to be a Republican.
But the problem is, this country really exemplifies that old Alsop fable about the grasshopper and the ant. One was having a really good time, not worrying about tomorrow, while the other was facing reality and trying to figure out how to deal with it. The Democratic debates were absolutely amazing to me – it was like a contest to see which candidate could give away the most stuff.
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