Free ride coming to end even with Obama victory

info@islandpacket.comNovember 15, 2012 

Waxing poetic over interdependency -- liberal-speak for socialism -- is all about the take.

True interdependency, where everyone contributes for the greater good, as our Founders did, is what our democracy has been about at its best, most productive. Everyone had a task, however small, and we looked out for each. Consider the prosperity during and after World War II.

This election pitted takers against makers; the takers now outnumber the makers. No society can sustain that economically.

"Better" after this election? Surely, not. The fiscal cliff might be delayed, but it cannot be avoided, and it's going to be a bumpy ride.

The free ride has buried us in debt even our great grandchildren cannot pay. The quality of life we enjoy today is the best it will be for years ahead. Your own checkbook tells the story. If you spend more than you have in your account, you cannot survive.

Those of you so thrilled with "victory" have not yet realized that America lost and the free ride is about to end. Those who worked hard and saved will survive. Those on the gravy train will simply send it over the cliff. There will be no job growth, and the few jobs available will not go to the young. They'll be moving home to Mom and Dad, who can no longer support them. Obamacare will surely delight all with the same quality and efficiency as FEMA care.

Mary Duvall

Hilton Head Island

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