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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

In the Midst of Budget Decadence, a Leader Will Arise

One can only hope. I sure long for a leader who fits the profile in David Brooks' New York Times Op-Ed Column.

Two of my most severe criticisms of GW Bush are:

1) the horribly immoral, stupid, reckless, and dishonest prescription drug plan.
2) the war in Iraq, which, although it had a great deal of moral justification, does not meet the definition of a "just war" (an ancient moral calculus that attempts to provide a justification of when war is permissible. For more info, go HERE.)

Both have to do with flagrant, irresponsible and wastefully foolish spending. We are eating our seed corn, and we had better wake up soon.

The incredibly stupid cries from the left that we are "transferring wealth to the rich" and blaming the economic problems we have on "tax cuts" is so stupid it doesn't deserve to get a respectful answer.

The problem is not cutting taxes. It is continuing to spend money (YOUR money) that we don't have.

Read the article, and pray for a leader like Brooks envisions.

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