July 24, 2012
“All of America’s problems, the liberal theory goes, are due to gridlock in Washington, and that’s due to conservatives who refuse to compromise.” That’s according to Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), in an article they co-authored in Politico.
They explain that Washington isn’t broken because of conservatives’ supposed obduracy. The truth is that Washington isn’t broken at all. It’s simply broke:
As a nation $15 trillion in debt, with historic unemployment three years after liberals supposedly “fixed” the economy with their $800 billion stimulus, voters are agreeing with conservatives that maybe government isn’t as good at solving economic problems as liberals would like us to believe.
Americans are realizing that a “compromise” on liberal terms is not meeting halfway. Rather, it means more spending, higher taxes, and ultimately more debt. More debt added to our already staggering $3 trillion deficit is unconscionable.
This is why the American people are less concerned with the supposed gap between the wealthy and the poor. The gap they’re concerned with is the disparity between the government and the people:
The results of all the runaway spending, debt and bailouts have proved Ronald Reagan correct. “Government is not the solution to our problem,” Reagan said. “Government is the problem.”
There are alternatives to more of the same big-government policies. Conservatives like Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) have proposed principled budget blueprints to actually fix our fiscal crisis.
Blaming our country’s every problem on conservatives is cowardly. But liberals prefer to scapegoat conservatives “because they lack the courage to look in the mirror and point the finger at the establishment they call home.”
Do you think liberal leadership is to blame for our country’s crises?