A Pouting America Is Refusing To Take Its Medicine
Reality will come whether we want to look at it or we don't.
Neither Romney nor Obama are telling it as it is. They can't, and we are to blame.
Neither Romney nor Obama are spelling out the sacrifices that are going to be necessary to get Americans back to work, balance the federal budget, and make a real stab at paying down the National Debt.
Do either one of them plan to do that? If not, they will have kept their options open so they can first be elected to serve as POTUS. Why?
This generation of Americans is not accustomed to sacrificing, but rather to expecting life to go along without the sacrifices we ultimately will have to make for each other.
Indebtedness is passive sacrifice.
Printing massive amounts of currency is ill-advised and we have always been cautioned against doing so. We see the effects in higher gas and food prices, artificially low interest rates, and an inflation which must inevitably follow.
Most recently these have been the policies of a Democrat-run administration as seen at the national level and in beleaguered California, and in the hoping and dreaming of other administrations (Republican and Democrat) which have brought us to this stage.
We can go on dreaming and blissfully cruising toward the falls, or we will all have to start paddling hard against this ever stronger current pattern of denials and ostrich-like confidence.
Which will it be? Sadly a real leader would call on us to sacrifice, but in today's society doing so would insure that such a candidate would lose this election.
We want the impossible of having our cake and eating it, too.
The medicine never tastes as good as the cake looks and tastes, and we are like the pouting child who refuses to take the medicine.
Eventually, regardless of the path we choose in this election, we will become so ill that we cannot refuse the medicine.
Why not stop the pouting and take it now?
© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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