George Will’s column on the economic and governmental woes of Illinois should be must reading for everyone in the MSM who is pushing President Obama’s re-election in ways large and small. Should the president somehow persuade enough state electorates to get to 270 votes to send him back for another four years, the calamities besetting the Land of Lincoln and California will spread throughout the country and deep into the federal government, which while it possesses the ability to print and print and print money, cannot outrun the realities that stagnant private sector growth paired with a vast and growing pubic sector equals fiscal collapse.
President Obama can count on Illinois and California: They will need a bailout, a massive one. But does the rest of the country want to be maneuvered into paying off the profligacy of my state and the president’s?
Yesterday I spent a lot of time talking on air with college students and recent graduates staggering forward into a jobless economy with enormous debt burdens. The president is out telling college students that he wants to help them by chanting “Don’t Double Our Rate!” But they will still have the debt, whether the government-dictated interest rate is 3.4% or 6.8%, and what they need in either case is a job.
(The president wanted his college kid audience to tweet the hash tag #dontdoubleourrate. My producer, no mean tweet force himself with 500K followers at @Radioblogger, suggested instead #dontdoublehisterm.)
It is simply crazy to re-elect this vastly incompetent president who has nothing but bankrupt slogans with which to comfort bankrupt students and bankrupt states as he leads us towards bankrupt nation status. (My first guest today Mark Steyn will argue that we already are the “brokest nation” in history.)
We simply cannot return him to office, so please get involved. You can contribute to Mitt Romney and the key Senate races via this link, and you should sign up as a virtual volunteer at MittRomney.com.