Mourning in America

ome people fear tyrannical government less than they fear the prospect of being thought impolite. These are the people who have chattered on for years about the “unintended consequences” of this or that Leftist scheme to empower bureaucracy and extinguish individual liberty.

Yesterday, that inflated self-regard—assisted by a despicably dishonest media—handed a second term  to the worst U.S. President in over 30 years.  The results won’t be pretty.

Seven weeks from now, the biggest tax increase in the history of the world will come crashing down on the already torpid U.S. economy, crushing growth that has been feeble at best, even without the heavier burden soon to come.

Among the brazen falsehoods pronounced during recent weeks to salvage his re-election, our president said he envisioned a “grand bargain” with congressional Republicans to address the debt and deficit issues.  Anyone who has paid the slightest attention during the past four years is aware that his dealings with the legislative branch have been thoroughly dishonorable. Nothing has changed, except that the last restraint on his behavior—the prospect of electoral defeat—is now eliminated.  Hold on tight.

Our view is that in governance at the congressional and presidential level, there are no unintended consequences. To think otherwise is to believe highly intelligent people design elaborate plans and shepherd them to enactment over numerous obstacles without the faintest idea of what they’ll achieve.

That’s nonsense.

The catastrophes that stalk us over the coming years won’t be unintended. They will be tangible manifestations of methodical planning by a man whose goal it is to fundamentally alter our country.

Now comes the struggle to survive.


About Wisconsin Club for Growth
The Club for Growth is a national network of over 40,000 men and women, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. Wisconsin Club for Growth, Inc. is dedicated to informing, educating and rallying citizens of Wisconsin to embrace and enact policies that lead to sustained economic growth, limited government, and minimal taxation. Wisconsin Club for Growth can and will have an enormous impact on the direction of our state. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes that effective lobbying is done at all stages of the budget cycle, including when our leaders make public promises and can be encouraged to support policies that spur economic growth. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes we must support pro-growth policies and encourage public officials with backbones to remain truly committed to making our economy and our state stronger. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes our leaders must stand up to the tax and spend mentality in Madison and work tirelessly to cut taxes and unleash the power of the free-market.

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