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The Edge of the Abyss
National Review Online, by Mark Steyn

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Posted By:supersid, 11/9/2012 4:36:09 PM

Amid the ruin and rubble of the grey morning after, it may seem in poor taste to do anything so vulgar as plug the new and stunningly topical paperback edition of my book, After America — or, as Dennis Miller retitled it on the radio the other day, Wednesday. But the business of America is business, as Calvin Coolidge said long ago in an alternative universe, and I certainly could use a little. So I’m going to be vulgar and plug away. The central question of Wednesday — I mean, After America — is whether the Brokest Nation in History is capable of meaningful course correction.

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Steyn on the Euro-Canadianization of America, where people have voted themselves a lifestyle they are not willing to earn.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/9/2012 4:46:21 PM     (No. 9003485)

Heart me some Steyn but.....

This flaming biatchh of an 'election' is not over yet.

The red necks are coughing up a few nasty hairballs about this whole election fraud thingee.

It appears as though the rain on my leg may, in fact, prove to be urine.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/9/2012 4:55:07 PM     (No. 9003511)

Fine, raise taxes on the `rich`, but only for two years. Have them expire on 11/4/14, one day before the mid-term elections.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/9/2012 4:55:44 PM     (No. 9003513)

I think the underlying problem is political correctness. It's almost impossible to reduce spending that affects any 'protected Democrat demographic group'. And most of them could not care less about the approaching debacle (until it's too late).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: country boy, 11/9/2012 5:39:04 PM     (No. 9003621)

I'm with #1.

Huge pol lines, but FEC says low turnout.

Yup, it's raining here on my leg too, but feels warm and smells like ammonia.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 11/9/2012 5:53:39 PM     (No. 9003653)

How did this adorable, fuzzy-faced, rapier-witted kid get so smart so young? From musical theater to pop culture to history to politics, his vast knowledge and ability to both entertain and educate amazes me daily. He never disappoints.
For those seeking a change of pace from the 'grey morning after' and to see a different side of Steyn, pick up a copy of "When Broadway Babies Say Goodnight" for a delightful read.
And, yes, real men DO like musicals!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Axeman, 11/9/2012 6:23:51 PM     (No. 9003730)

Wow! We are so... doomed.
FTA:
In the course of his first term, Obama increased the federal debt by just shy of $6 trillion and in return grew the economy by $905 billion. So, as Lance Roberts at Street Talk Live pointed out, in order to generate every dollar of economic growth the United States had to borrow about five dollars and 60 cents.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/9/2012 6:59:25 PM     (No. 9003774)

I don't see a way out of this financial mess, and I have no faith that Boehner has his heart in any plan.
the democrats, with president zero, will kick the can down the road. But the road will end before 2016. And the low information voters will blame President George W. Bush.
And President Zero will say that the task was impossible because of his predecessors.
Or as the pervert ex president clinton said, no president could have dealt with the debt crisis.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: harper, 11/9/2012 7:07:12 PM     (No. 9003786)

The new reality seems to be that you may be broke it logical and financial terms, but ypu are not broke until you feeeeeeeeeeeel broke.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: djcdjc, 11/9/2012 7:16:40 PM     (No. 9003799)

Retire the debt with fracked fuel.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pindarjr, 11/9/2012 8:10:55 PM     (No. 9003894)

I generally agree with Mr. Steyn, but I'm not as gloomy as he is. Buoyed by Rahm Emmanuel's maxim, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste," I see Obama's reelection as offering a lot of investment potential. First, I'm shifting a good portion of my admittedly meager investment portfolio back to precious metals. And, although I am not, myself, qualified at this time, I am urging all my kin and friends with sore shoulders or trick knees or twisted ankles (or just hangnails) to invest in the guaranteed growth industry of disability benefits. Whoops! I think I just tripped over something.

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