Since the greatest threat to America’s future is a growing burden of government spending, I watched last night’s debate with hopes of seeing some evidence that either candidate understood that challenge and was determined to put Washington on a diet.
Needless to say, I didn’t have much hope for Obama, who has spent the past four years recycling Bush’s mistakes.
And I wasn’t too optimistic about Romney, either, though he’s tentatively open to entitlement reform.
I’ve already written about the need to defund state radio and state TV, so this was music to my ears.
But, as you can see from the attached image, I wonder whether Romney inadvertently put himself at risk.
We’ve already seen from the riots in nations such as Greece and England that people who get lured into government dependency have a tendency to lash out when faced with even minor cutbacks in their subsidies.
Well, Romney is suggesting cold turkey for the moochers at National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting system, so the Secret Service needs to be prepared for Big Bird run amok.