Thursday, January 27, 2011

Quit Playing Pretend

It is time to face the truth about our fiscal situation:

We cannot continue to pretend that we as a nation can go on like this. Many of my liberal friends talk about cuts in government programs having an impact on the most vulnerable people in our society-the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. These well-meaning folks argue that when cuts have to be made, they will disproportionately impact these groups. As a person with a disability, this writer is acutely aware of the impact that some cuts and reductions in spending will have on vulnerable subsets in our society. However, the election-year rhetoric about old ladies being left to rot and homeless people starving in the streets will go from rhetoric to hard reality under an administration of either political party unless tough decisions are made in very short order. We can either make the cuts we need to make to save ourselves now, or we will become as others, and be forced to make them later.

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