Sunday, August 30, 2009

It's "For The Children"

Doug Ross illustrates 20 TRILLION, or if you prefer, a 20 with twelve zeros attached. But, as Doug reminds us, it’s “for the children.”

Mark Steyn, speaking at Hillsdale College, said this:

Every Democrat running for election tells you they want to do this or that "for the children." If America really wanted to do something "for the children," it could try not to make the same mistake as most of the rest of the Western world and avoid bequeathing the next generation a leviathan of bloated bureaucracy and unsustainable entitlements that turns the entire nation into a giant Ponzi scheme. That's the real "war on children" (to use another Democrat catchphrase)—and every time you bulk up the budget you make it less and less likely they'll win it.

So, it isn’t so much what we do “for the children” as what we are doing “TO the children” for generations to come. If the administration cared anything about children, it wouldn’t saddle them with crushing debt. It wouldn’t create programs that rob children of their freedom and turns them in to wards of the state. This isn't about “the children” it is about consolidating control, but in both the short and long term, it is “the children” who will pay the price.

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