I’ve been yammering on about it for years, so maybe you’re tired of reading my views…so, here’s someone else to say it. Victor Davis Hanson over at NRO’s The Corner:
…If the government were an individual household, the only way out would be to cut spending and find new sources of wealth. Given worldwide demand for food and fuel, and given recent quite astounding new finds of natural gas and oil in the Dakotas, the eastern seaboard, offshore, the American west, Alaska, and Canada, it seems that we should be hell-bent on recovering these high-value fuels through new drilling, refineries, and pipelines, including ways to power our heavy trucks and equipment on natural gas. We should be planting acre to acre and end nonsensical biofuel subsidies and artificial limitations on irrigation deliveries to California’s West Side and elsewhere in the West. We need a national manufacturing policy that prunes regulations and encourages investment here in the U.S., ceases talk of new taxes, repeals the trillion-dollar take-over of the health-care industry, and stops hectoring Boeing about opening a new facility or trying to shut down energy generation plants…
As I’ve been saying – make, mine and grow more of our own stuff. That is the only way out of this…we have to start creating wealth again. Of course, this does require hard work, does require getting a little dirty and doesn’t allow for nearly the current number of government bureaucrats, mid-level managers and diversity coordinators, but that is just some of the heavy sacrifices we’ll have to make.
I believe it was Reagan who once said there are no easy solutions, but there are simple ones. Getting our nation back on track will not be easy, but it is quite simple. Ditch the idiot liberalism of the past few decades, insist everyone pull their weight and just get to work. It’ll all be ok, if we do that…no easily; not with out a lot of tears and sweat, but it’ll all be ok.