In a democracy, citizens get the government they deserve. A majority of America’s voters elected this government — twice. Barack Obama promised to transform America in 2008; he sought permission to finish that transformation in 2012. This fall, the glue that holds that promised transformation’s various elements together will set, securing its basic structure.
This fall, Obamacare will fully deploy. With the exception of unions and big corporations that will bargain for special exemptions, Obamacare will ensnare America in its tentacles. Desperate attempts to defund the law’s implementation will fail. Many people, still with jobs, will work 30-hour weeks as burdened businesses struggle to survive the act’s bewildering blizzard of fees, fines and regulations.
This fall, Democrats will force another rise in the debt ceiling. The Fed will turn up the printing presses to cover new entitlement spending. Reams of this funny money will devalue the country's currency and drive inflation upward even as the stock market soars. Wall Street gets new Monopoly money and puts hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place. Main Street gets new taxes and lays off more employees.
This fall, congressional hearings on Benghazi and the IRS will sputter into irrelevance in the face of continued bureaucratic stonewalling. An impregnable federal bureaucracy will successfully defy political authority and congressional accountability and control America.
This fall, the good faith and credit of America as friend or enemy will go the way of its currency and the economy: squandered.
This fall, people will discover the government they deserve.
Leonard Hoy, Greenwood