Friday, February 29, 2008

U.S.: Not Just Morally Bankrupt



This video is lengthy (9 minutes) but watch it. It shows that we don’t have the money (and never will have enough) to pay for all the things the politicians have promised. We’re bequeathing to the following generations an enormous bill they’ll never be able to pay unless some drastic spending cuts happen. Where are we going to get money for universal healthcare, Obama and Hillary? How are we going to pay for endless war, Mr. McCain?

6 comments:

Cerebella said...

Jared,

After watching the videos on my own post and then this one, I feel like watching Old Yeller for cheer.

Seriously, I've been thinking about the economic situation for a long time; gold is a tempting "option" but I for one don't have enough money to buy an ounce of the stuff so what is there to do but follow the example of the widow of Zarapeth? If God grants us a bottle of miracle oil, blessed be He. If He doesn't, He will grant us the grace to trust His hidden plan for us.

Meanwhile, we mustn't despair. Ave Maria...

Civis said...

Probably getting out of debt would be a good idea. That's what I'd like to do.

Rodak said...

My parents' generation lived through the Great Depression, and we will live through this. Yuppies may need to come up with a better motto than "Whoever has the most toys when he dies, wins" however.

Civis said...

We'll live through it, sure. Will we bounce back? Military, political and economic superpowers come and go. Tell me you are not one of those who think America's prominence is permanent.

KnightWriter said...

My father also lived through the great depression, and from what he told me, it just wasn't a lot of fun. And don't forget that, generally speaking, people in that generation actually valued virtue. Still, there was a lot of violent crime (Bonnie and Clyde were not unique).

We live in a day and age where people who try to live virtuous lives are popularly made fun of and bored adults rape and murder children for fun and entertainment (Kevin Underwood, Joseph Duncan, et al).

What is going to happen when this generation is actually suffering? I am afraid we are about to find out.

Flumenanimus said...

Some have argued that we kind of go through moral lows followed by sober times. The roaring 20's followed by the great depression. Sexual promiscuity during the second world war followed by the prudish 1950's. I think the alleged cyle continued after that like the wild sixties followed by stagflation in the 70's or something like that--seems to me the 70's were wild too, maybe the next phase was the "hip to be square 80's" or something. Seems like the cycle breaks down after the 70's. Maybe the economic recovery in the 80's delayed the enevitable sober times.