This week, in 55 BC the Roman statesman Cicero wrote: "The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest we become bankrupt.
"The people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
Wow- sounds like this guy should run.
So our problems aren't new, it's just a question of having the backbone to face them. Cicero would have only withering scorn for the lies of Socialist A. Obama and Socialist B. McCain.
Hard to believe that over 2000 years ago, the same issues have come to bite our noses. Stealing form one man, to give to another through using governmental bureaucrats is pure and unadulterated theft. Are we the people just stupid, naive or self centered?
History is clear, Rome fell in 476 AD....So the way I see it we have at least our lifetimes to experience fully, the decline of a great self governing concept.
The fact that NAR supported, what is now already (well past 850B) a $2T bailout is enough for me to rescind my membership. Problem is, we are all on the dole.
What say to this Active Rain?