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California has a huge state debt and Washington has a huge national debt. But that does not discourage either Governor Jerry Brown or President Barack Obama from wanting to launch a very costly high-speed rail system. Most of us might be a little skittish about spending money if we were teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. But the beauty of politics is that it is all other people’s money, including among those other people generations yet unborn. [read more]
Sometimes articles on moral Catholic and Christian teaching are so good I wish I could post the entire writing. This is one of those teachings worth printing, bookmarking, etc. from Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula
Interim President of Human Life International
Monsignor clearly points out the immorality of Big Government enslaving people and it’s future generations.
“If we promote the family and the related idea of generosity with life, we have to be concerned with the ability of young couples to form and raise their families. In order to raise children, a family needs a degree of economic stability; and even more it needs a real non-inflationary economic growth that steadily creates jobs, and also allows for the reasonable increase of salaries in real terms. As a consequence, we should promote an economy that will not be depressed by the obligation of paying off our growing public debt. It is time to discuss the moral injustice of constantly increasing the public debt limit.
The troubling situation of skyrocketing public debt has to be seen within the context of the current economic crisis. This crisis has short term causes in the mismanagement of financial institutions in the U.S. as well as in the housing bubble that was produced, in part, by government programs that decoupled the normal risk calculations from loan interest rates and policies. But it also has long term causes, which include the reduced birth rate and the constant growth of public spending, which in turn leads to a ballooning debt. The reduced birth rate decreases the effective demand of goods and services and puts a growing pressure on the social security systems, as fewer active workers have to sustain a growing number of retirees.
On both sides of the Atlantic the erroneous theories of John Maynard Keynes have been, and still are, being put into effect. He taught that in times of economic crisis consumer demand must be stimulated by government investment, and that an “attitude of saving” must be discouraged, as was recently noted by Ettore Gotti Tedeschi in L’Osservatore Romano.”
“The current generation must now accept as obvious that it has arrived at the point at which it can no longer pay its debts. To put it in simple terms, we can’t “kick the can down the road” anymore, because we’ve come to the end of the road. Defaulting on our debt will destroy the contemporary illusions of society regarding the competency of contemporary governments to effectively govern. It will convince many members of society that the federal government has to reduce itself to the primary functions of the state which are the maintenance of law and order, and leave many other meritorious but secondary functions in the hands of the states or local communities, applying the traditional principle of subsidiarity.”
Under the guise of “Food Safety” the over reaching liberals in the Federal Gov. are trying to pass this bill. It is an example of how the trifecta of Big Government, Big Business and Big Labor continue to enslave the people.
“S 510, a major food safety bill making progress in the Senate. While it contains some important protections, a number of people are justly concerned about the bill’s impact on family farms. The problem is that it will will require small scale operations to adhere to the same expensive and complicated regulations required of mega-factory farms and agribusinesses. The food corporations can afford the new cost, but their small scale competitors can’t. It’s an easy way for agribusinesses to clear the field.”