Looking ahead, however, there are strong reasons for doubting that this historic norm can be maintained. . . . The Republican Party may be frustrated by its inability to halt the growth of the welfare state. But congressional Democrats will probably soon find themselves equally frustrated by their inability to get voters to pay for it.”
The voters, or, actually, the citizens, haven’t been paying for the Welfare State for a good long while now. At least not all of it.
Much of it is now paid for by a debt Ponzi Scheme that, with Obama’s recent crushing of the congressional GOP over the debt ceiling, has now been instantiated as a function of the Executive, not the Congress, as is constitutionally mandated.
What this basically means is that the Fourth Estate, the bureaucracy, can spend as much as it wishes, and then force Congress to permit borrowing to pay for that spending, as well as future spending, whether Congress wishes to or not.
That’s where we stand today. The reason for that is that the Congressional GOP is gutless. It values its own junior role in the Ruling Party and the perks, powers, and benefits that come with it over the well-being of the American people.
Think about it. When GOP mandarins say that resisting Obama isn’t “politically pragmatic,” what they really mean is, “I might lose my place at the table. The electorate might refuse to send me back.”
Look at the meaning of the word pragmatism:
2.Philosophyan approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application.
Boil it down, and it means that truth is best discovered by determining what works. Okay, then, if this is the case, can you look at the way our government functions, and call it working?
Any truly pragmatic view of our government’s growth, spending, borrowing, ballooning debt, growing powers, and increasingly broad tyranny can not possibly indicate that this is working. Unless by working, you mean destroying the economy and eventually the nation itself.
Yet somehow, to give up the fight against this impossible to ignore catastrophe rushing toward us is considered pragmatic.
In truth, the way all politicians define pragmatic is: “Whatever works to keep my snout in the trough.”
Another word for that is suicidal.