As we watch the scene in the Wisconsin state capitol in Madison, we are exposed to the raw truth of where liberalism has led us–to the fraud of the “social contract” as it has evolved in the age of entitlement. The wraps are off, the facade is down, Paul Krugman for once is right–it is all about power. This budget crisis is not a math problem except at the most superficial level. It is a long overdue overhaul of the social contract, and the left did it to themselves with the final indignity of the overreach of Obamacare. The Republicans may blow it, they have many times before, but the curtain has been raised on the great Oz of government, from Greece to Ireland to Madison–there are providers and there are takers. Every public policy has a moral basis. The Tea Party initiative and its moral basis and the crowd in the streets of Greece and the protesters in the capitol in Madison are polar opposites–the Tea Party is protesting what the crowds in Greece and Madison are demanding. The Tea Party speaks for the providers; who speaks for the takers?
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