Who won? Who cares?
Nov 07, 2012 | 2022 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

If you are despondent that your candidate did not win, let me assure you it matters not a whit.

For over a half-century, Democrats and Republicans have taken turns at presiding over the economy, guiding and managing our national debt, deficit and social programs to the brink of bankruptcy. We have spent many decades switching seats but changing nothing.

Both parties continue to debate how to spend more money we don’t have and matters that are trivial in comparison to the fiscal crisis we face. We have been doing the same thing, that is, voting for one or the other expecting different results.

Did you think this election would be different? Check your premise. Both parties endorse the core principle of a powerful beneficent government and supported TARP, bailouts for the auto industry, banks, etc.

Few politicians speak of solutions and even fewer about our debt crisis, impending bankruptcy of Social Security and Medicare and unsustainable social welfare programs. There’s no way to increase taxes to the degree necessary to cover those benefits without draining capital from the economy and sharply reducing the middle-class standard of living.

The results of this election ensure that the size of government and our debt will continue to grow and we will again be lulled into a false sense of security and apathy.

As a nation, we are inexorably moving towards an illusory utopia of social justice and equal outcomes for all…that is until we run out of other peoples’ money.

Sincerely,

Ed Konecnik

Flushing

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