Sometimes when you are near the bottom, there is something that gives you hope. I’ve been disheartened lately. Because even if the Republicans manage to take back the House and make in-roads in the Senate, I’m skeptical that there will be enough new blood in Congress with the courage to bring the country back to fiscal sanity. Quite simply, so few have the guts to give us the real story. Entitlements must be cut, taxes must be raised, and we need to completely re-think our role as a military power on the international stage.
So why am I hopeful this Sunday? Because I heard two conservatives actually being conservatives – saying that taxes would likely have to be raised on everyone to get us back to fiscal balance. Finally, straight-talking conservatives spoke the truth without the fear of going against traditional Republican tax dogma.
These conservatives were Rick Santelli and David Brooks. Check out Meet the Press and hear it in their own words. Granted neither was running for office, so the risk of telling the truth was low. But as Brooks pointed out, Americans are not quite ready to hear that we need to be cutting spending on social programs and raising taxes like they are doing in the U.K. today.
But for now a poll.