Mr. Samuelson could have added the rest of the irony: the anti-government party
in theory has become the pro-government party in practice.
"...liberals and conservatives are complicit in this charade...". Exactly.If Samuelson had stopped there..."...but liberals are more so...".His valid argument has
been reduced to just another partisan attack."...crux...".All of them are guilty but ours are not as
guilty as yours is the point in the conversation at which most meaningful
Mr. Samuelson also failed to point out that the biggest reason for our spending
problem is that medical costs in the U.S. are so much higher than they are
anywhere else in the world. If our medical costs were in line with Germany, or
France, or Japan, most of our long term deficits would simply vanish. Then we
could spend what we need to on infrastructure and science research, etc.
A large contributing factor is our country's low birthrate.Small families,
young people putting off marriage, etc.. Some people complain about the burden
of children, especially other peoples' children....cost of
education-taxes....But, children are the hope of our future. We need to treat
them as such.
1coveySalt Lake City, UTYou are correct and yet Utah is
considering a bill that will penalize families with more than 2 children. A
birth rate of 2.7 is required to maintain a stable population. We object to
educating children but then depend on them to pay off the national debt that we
have spent on ourselves.