When Congress passed the “Stimulus Package” last week it exceeded in real dollars the amount that Franklin Roosevelt spent on the New Deal in the 30’s. That is quite an accomplishment considering that most of those who voted either for or against it never read it. Never read it!
It seems to me that our founding fathers risked their wealth for a legacy that continues to benefit us today. Our current national leadership has sacrificed a legacy for temporary wealth. One generation was willing to lost properity for posterity while another sacrifices posterity for a hopeful prosperity. Two generations from now will pay for this. Presently we wait to see if such reckless spending will create anything but debt and more chaos.
Someone said many years ago that a government which gives you everything you want will eventually take everything you have. Somehow those words seem ominously on target today.