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The Biggest Cliff of All
Wall Street Journal, by Daniel Henninger

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 12/26/2012 7:26:44 PM

If you´re looking for optimism as the world turns toward 2013, stay up late watching paid-for television explaining how to turn wrinkles into miracles. Past that, my own reservoir of uplift is a bit dry this year. A famous and successful American optimist, Ronald Reagan, put his finger closer to the problem when he suggested there was little limit to what people could accomplish if government would get out of the way. As Barack Obama flies from Hawaii´s beaches to Washington´s cliff, there may be four or five liberals who´ve come to agree with the Gipper.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: otronome, 12/26/2012 9:05:46 PM     (No. 9084989)

First the TEA Party got blamed for everything that goes wrong. We´re still there (ask the Speaker)

Now, millions of John Galts will start dealing with the looters running our government.


Maybe Reid and BO can force through a massive bill called Obamabuy. Everyone will have to buy approved things from approved providers and those that can´t afford to buy will be given subsidies run by an impartial and honest government exchange. Those who can afford to buy but refuse will be taxed/fined until we reach 1% unemployment and 10% GDP growth. The Bernanke will create a negative interest rate forever so borrrowing will actually create income for the government and the deficit will disappear.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bugger, 12/27/2012 4:47:21 AM     (No. 9085244)

Another Reagan quote comes to mind quite frequently these days: "There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don´t care who gets the credit" or something along those lines.

My how far we´ve fallen. The Obama attitude is "there´s no limit to how much destruction you can cause if you can figure out who to pin the blame on".

I see that word in headlines every day. Blame.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sagman, 12/27/2012 7:26:26 AM     (No. 9085338)

Obama War Room: Nowhere Man

OBAMA: [on the beach, yelling] C’mon, Michelle. Get your butt back on that board, paddle out, and try again. I’m countin’ on you, girl.
VALERIE JARRETT: Excuse me, sir. Air Force One arrives at Dulles around noon. Your double will be whisked to the White House, incognito. He’ll hole up in the subbasement until you sneak home next week.
OBAMA: A shame we gotta play these games just so I can kick back a few more days. Hey Axe, nobody’s gonna know?
AXELROD: Reporters went back with your other self, sir. And the Service has created a 25 square mile exclusion zone around the compound. All locals have been temporarily relocated. We’re calling it a precautionary measure.
OBAMA: Washington?
DAVID PLOUFFE: We’ll pass out still photos of you pacing the floor in the Oval Office, phone in hand. At his press briefings, Carney will say you’ve been reaching out to the principals in an effort to keep fiscal disaster at bay.
OBAMA: I have?
AXELROD: Yes, sir. Your voice impersonator has placed dozens of calls to Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, Reid, Hoyer and others to urge them on. The connection is broken before any discussion ensues.
OBAMA: Does Reid know I´m not coming back?
PLOUFFE: Yes, sir. He says you might as well be on the moon for all he cares.
AXELROD: We’ve built a mock-up of the Oval Office at the Compound, sir. Later on, you should deliver that three minute statement I prepared about the need for everybody to get serious as doom approaches.
OBAMA: Awright. Hey, one more Blue Hawaii, easy on the vodka, before I head out for another run. Forget the little umbrella.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/27/2012 9:17:01 AM     (No. 9085515)

Assuming that it is even possble to pick up the pieces in 2016 and salvage what is left of the America we once knew, all I can say is we had better start banding together now like we have done since Obie got in. For the sake of our children and grandchildren.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: southernboy, 12/27/2012 9:18:15 AM     (No. 9085522)

Maybe the government should tax everyone at 100%, then send out ´tax refund´ checks to everyone and sign us all up for food stamps.
Or better yet…just print enough money that everyone can have some..
Wait! That´s what they are doing now!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Flyball dogs, 12/27/2012 10:07:45 AM     (No. 9085656)

"your other self." Delicious!!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/27/2012 10:28:38 AM     (No. 9085693)

Sagman´s post reminded me of before Obama was sworn in back in January 2009, he vacationed in Hawaii and remember those photos of him barechested?

sorry to remind everyone...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Billw, 12/27/2012 10:39:56 AM     (No. 9085719)

There are NO government/political solutions. Never have been. Never will be. The Law of Bureaucracy: Whatever the intent, the exact opposite will occur.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/27/2012 11:01:55 AM     (No. 9085774)

"Government" has slain, terrorized and destroyed, demoralized and ruined more people than anything ever on this planet."

It is the single greatest evil that lives among us, lives off us.

Government is a species of vampire, fangs deep in our necks. And once bitten, your soul turns into one of theirs.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: OhMy, 12/27/2012 11:15:05 AM     (No. 9085813)

Government is the problem not the solution. In general the bigger an organization the more likely it is to be dysfunctional. The more money there is in one place the more shysters will be attracted! The Principle of Subsidiarity states that public functions should be handled by the smallest most local organizations whenever possible. This is the exact reverse of the centralizing statist tendencies of government today. Large scale government is an extremely wasteful way to take care of social needs. A statistic I heard which is probably long out of date is that it takes $70.oo to give $1.oo to a needy person because of bureaucratic waste. We need an APP for that along with showing the national debt show how little of this money achieves it´s stated purpose and how even less achieves a genuine constitutional purpose. This it the sort of groundwork needed to educate a population on the results of statist government!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lavalette, 12/27/2012 4:01:32 PM     (No. 9086342)

Big government is what people get when they forget God.

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