We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
By the year 2040, Walker says, "If nothing changes, the federal government is not going to be able to do much more than pay interest on the mounting debt and some entitlement benefits. It won't have money left for anything else."
But who cares? Won't we all be under water by then anyway?
I love Alfred E. Newman. His face along with "What me worry?" still cracks me up every time.
Re: we'll be under water....hehe...we'll be under something.
The Ship of State will likely sail on but I will likely not be on it. I think people will adapt, ie., they will move.
Have you ever looked into the VAT tax debate? Some think that US trade is at a disadvantage because so many of its trade partners have replaced manufacturing taxes (federal taxes) with a value added tax.