Originally Posted by baja
We are bankrupt. The only think keeping us afloat is the dollar for oil policy and our military backing that up. You don't think we went into Iraq for humanitarian or WMD reasons do you?
Any other entity on the planet in the financial position the US government is in would be in receivership.
Of course you're right on the bankruptcy issue, but I hold out hope that the U.S. can be saved, with Constitution intact, to continue as a model for prosperity and freedom throughout the world.
Following Europe down the Socialist Democracy rathole isn't going to solve anything, and in fact, will make things much worse. In a large part, we are already there, but as long as the idea of America exists amongst the majority, at least we have a fighting chance.
It might be getting hotter, but sprinting towards the fire only solidifies your fate.