CBO says that overall outlays rose 4.2% from 2010 (1.8% adjusted for timing shifts), when spending fell slightly from 2009. Defense spending rose only 1.2% on a calendar-adjusted basis, and Medicaid only 0.9%, but Medicare spending rose 3.9% and interest payments by 16.7%.The Obama Administration continues to perpetuate the lie that many groups, including the Occupy Whatever, are buying into: that taxing the rich will go a long way to solving our fiscal problems.
Government austerity is a myth.
When half of the nation benefits from some form of governmental dole, changes to our national budget is difficult at best. The masses increasingly prefer mediocre to barely sustainable lives. They will certainly vote for the grow-government Democrats. The Republicans are do-nothing fat cats that are unwilling to do the right thing for the nation. They appear oblivious to the slow, self-administered poisons that will relegate America to another fallen republic.
Democrats have no interest is doing what is right for the nation because doing right will remove them from power. Democrats must grow government. Democrats must spend. Democrats must make populous promises it can only dream of realizing.
Republicans have never been able to do what it right because they run on a suite of populous postures of their own. Their debates are unwatchable. The presidential nominee for 2012 will be another Bush 1, Dole, Bush 2 or McCain -- boring, uninspiring and non-conservative.
There is really no hope that America's course to suicide will change. It might be prolonged but it will occur. The system is set-up and perpetuated to grow government. Spending will continue to grow annually. Austerity will never exist by choice.
America as a great nation is history. We are nothing more than a depraved, mediocre nation with limited freedoms. Obama's legacy is firmly written.