President Obama may be the most honest politician in elected office today. After his reelection in November, not only did we sentence our Country to four more years of big government but we also took away any reason for President Obama to lie or spin his socialist agenda. He made no secret of his intentions on the campaign trail.
Indeed, where we ought to direct complaints about integrity is among the conservative movement. Why should the Republicans we elected stand up to cut spending and cut Government when the base is not willing to do the same? Conservatives keep screaming about entitlements but we are unwilling to cut our own Social Security and Medicare benefits.
We think that just because we have worked 40 plus hours a week for more then 40 years that we are entitled. It’s not like our party is the one who fills the rolls of the welfare system therefore since we have paid for those folks for so long, we deserve to get something back as well; Right?
At least the other side is honest. The Democratic voter publically brags about the government money and programs that bought their vote, which encourages others to join the system.
On the other hand, Republicans continue to throw stones at our elected officials, yet when those officials try and stop spending, rather then rallying around them, we abandon them, leaving them to be eaten by the vultures within our own Party.
Take for instance, Senator Rand Paul who has repeatedly urged his fellow Congressmen to let the sequester cuts of 85 billion dollars from Medicare, Defense and other discretionary spending take place. Yet, where are the conservative activists? Why don’t we demand even more programs reduced than what is on the table?
The answer is easy. We don’t want our elected officials to cut benefits like Social Security, Medicare and Disability. However, what most people don’t realize is that times have changed when it comes to the ratio needed to support a retiree. 30 years ago, more than 20 workers sustained 1 retiree’s cost; in present day, the ratio is now 2 workers per retiree. Thanks to those in the baby boom, who are just now entering retirement age, this math is unsustainable.