I thought that those of you who visit this site but perhaps don't get the Courier in hard copy would benefit from reading Mr. Calderone's column.
Len Calderone is a guest columnist from time to time in The Coastal Courier
"Calderone is a conservative who lives in Midway and has written for trade publications in various fields."
Yes TOT."Mr. Calderone is a conservative who lives in Midway and has written for trade publications in various fields." I read his columns from time to time for entertainment. He seems obsessed with inflicting his conservative mantra about big guv-mint demons about to devour us on a fairly regualar basis. It's not surprising that you find enjoyment in his conservative blather.
FYI: Lenny once used the word GOVERNMENT thirteen (13) times in one short 'column' that ran in the Courier.
It may be OCD. I'm not really sure.
Hi Sebe. Naw...it just means that I agree with you and the points you made. I believe the Prez will use his bully pulpit to force the hand and we will miss going over the cliff.
It might just be that the Republicans are going to just allow Obama to drive the train over the cliff.
I don't think the econimic engine which supports this nation can sustain much more abuse of taxing authority at any and all levels of government.
There is simply too much Government in all of our lives.
This is not a good year for "Military cuts"...
"Historically, government grows until it collapses of its own excesses,"
We are approaching that now.
Half of our citizens (or perhaps I should say residents) pay no taxes and receive their sustainment from those who do pay taxes.
The majority of consumer goods are produced in foreign economies and purchased here by consumers which live off of paychecks from some element of government.
Most everything in Walmart is made in China.
China along with nearly the entire world gets foreign aid I believe. If I am wrong please correct me.
Our private sector continues to shrink and the government continues to hamper it at each and ever opportunity.
I am reminded of the comment by one of our forefathers..."surely we will all hang separately if not altogether."
Not many of us will be left safe and solvent if the bus goes over the cliff.
I'm hopin' it don't happen...
"Not many of us will be left safe and solvent if the bus goes over the cliff."
Probably true but this continuing upward spiral of mounting debt sustained by the borrowing of funds from the likes of China and Russia will ultimately cause the crash.
Most Americans who grew up in the sixties have grown accustomed to living beyond their means.
When did the U.S. Senate last pass a budget?
Our Congress has become a failure.
That I think was the point that Mr Calderon was attempting to make when he wrote the column referred to in this blog.
Those who have lived within their means will survive.
Those who are self reliant will survive.
Those who are dependent on the government for sustainment will be the first to suffer.
That is a cold hard fact but nevertheless that's how it is.
If our broadcast media was honest and honorable like it once was they would have been harping on the lack of a budget ever since Obama got to Pennsylvania avenue.
I think their intent is to make him look good no matter how miserable the performance.
Mr Calderone covered the present condition of our country in his column which I copied and posted on this blog site.
The three branches of our government were identified and their purpose was explained.
Traditionally it has been understood that the press is the fourth estate of a democracy.
In addition to our three branches of government being broken I must add that the fourth estate also is broken.
Our newspapers are not functioning as they once did.
Please God have mercy on my soul.
TOT: Does them broken reporters include members of Fox News in your condemnation?
Are Jews next on your list? Anxious people of color, I am sure, would like to know. As noted by Chris Rock, a black comedian, "that train is never late." I say this because you have already run down liberals, the President, the Supreme Court and both legislative houses, so why not just provide us all here with your list of Evil doers?
I don't know because I don't watch Fox News.
Traditionally the Press (Newspapers) was always considered to be the fourth estate of a Democracy.
I posted a blog on that very subject a year or so ago.
I have some liberal leanings regarding some issues.
However for the most part I think I prefer the more conservative slant on things.
Please God have mercy on all of our souls.