Bonddad nails it:
Here's the real answer, ladies and gentleman: if you want a nice country, you have to pay for it. That's the bottom line. A country the size of the U.S. requires an expansive infrastructure. We need solid roads, schools, court houses and the like to operate. These things are not free. Yesterday I noted that m home state of Texas is cutting school spending to the bone -- again. This will hurt our competitiveness in 20 years -- long after the idiots and yahoos who made the cuts are out of office. But that is long-term thinking (actually that is thinking in general regardless of the time frame over which we are projecting the intellectual results) which is beyond the pale for most of our culture.
The reality is the U.S. is an expensive country to run, plain and simple. If you want a nice country, you have to pay for it.
I'm sure this advice will lead to more tax cuts and deregulation. Also too, high speed rail. Man, forget about becoming an Idiocracy we already are one and many embrace it.
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