As the zero hour approaches, we will hear more of these
The day of reckoning is coming. As Rep. Mike Kelly says in the “righteous rant” below, we are borrowing money with our children as co-signers. As Paul Ryan says in the video after that, this predictable debt crisis will be coming to a head soon—probably in two or three years.
Kelly asks for a bipartisan solution to this problem. But where is that solution going to come from? The Democrats offer nothing.
They won’t even do their constitutional duty to pass a budget, in violation of federal law.
They demagogue and do their level best to keep people in the dark about the true nature of the threat, so that they can keep buying votes.
Many of them may even believe that if they do this right until the train goes off the unfinished bridge into the canyon, they can start blaming the whole thing on “capitalism” before the dust has even cleared.
That said, fewer people are in the dark now than were before. There is a change happening. People in the country are starting to get this. And more people in Congress are refusing to mince words. Rep. Kelly’s statement is from January of 2011, and it’s even more apropos now. I expect that the frequency with which we hear statements like these is going to increase in the next couple of years.
And here is Paul Ryan discussing the coming crisis, the fact that the Democrats (other than Chris Van Hollen) don’t even try to pass a budget, and much more.
Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.