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Mugging our descendants
Washington Post, by George Will

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Posted By:garnet, 10/28/2012 11:01:25 AM

The election-eve mood is tinged with sadness stemming from well-founded fear that America’s new government is subverting America’s old character. Barack Obama’s agenda is a menu of temptations intended to change the nation’s social norms by making Americans comfortable with the degradation of democracy. This degradation consists of piling up public debt that binds unconsenting future generations to finance current consumption. So argues Nicholas Eberstadt, an economist and demographer at American Enterprise Institute, in “A Nation of Takers: America’s Entitlement Epidemic.” This booklet could be Mitt Romney’s closing argument.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/28/2012 11:08:53 AM     (No. 8969302)

The number of "takers" are getting closer to the "makers", and we will see on election day how close to the tipping point our America really is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noproblems, 10/28/2012 11:16:16 AM     (No. 8969318)

typical boring George Will, but he gets it correctly.

The next year will determine whether the republican party deserves to survive as a national party, or be replaced by the Tea Party.

This election would not be close if the republican brand was not so deservingly pathetic.

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