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Monday, November 22, 2010

Deal Emerging for Deficit Reduction


“After an election dominated by vague demands for less debt and smaller government, the sacrifices necessary to achieve those goals are coming into sharp focus. Big cuts at the Pentagon. Higher taxes, including those on home ownership and health care. Smaller Social Security checks and higher Medicare premiums. A debate is raging over the size and shape of those changes, particularly the wisdom of cutting Social Security benefits. But a surprisingly broad consensus is forming around the actions required to stabilize borrowing and ease fears of a European-style debt crisis in the United States.” (Washington Post)

A consensus of everyone but those who will pay the price for generations of irresponsible government.

FEE Timely Classic
“Unrestrained Appetites, Unlimited Government” by Jeffrey R. Snyder