Posted by: cousindampier | 8 April 2010

Why I Have No Faith in the American electorate

This Economist/YouGov Poll

Americans are worried about the debt, and rightly so.

Nobody wants to pay more taxes.

Few want to cut entitlement spending.

Everyone wants to cut Foreign Aid. Congratulations! You’ve saved nothing.

This logic is obviously insane. Dr Barnett often speaks about the Boomer generation, and how they don’t have the best legislative record, much less anything else (but they figured out Health Care).

Not only is the logic somewhat fallible, but its awful. One of the greatest aspects of America is our willingness to give and work for others to help them. All this says is we are far to selfish to really care.

This train of thought needs to die, and do so quickly and silently.

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