G. JOSEPH McLINEY
October 6, 2012
The last time federal spending was reduced from one year to the next was a half-century ago, during the Eisenhower administration.
Since then, it matters little which party is in office because both sides have increased spending. Each side also has a habit of meddling in foreign affairs, starting wars, borrowing without consideration, and both Democrats and Republicans support a limitless government and its intrusion in our lives.
Your vote may make you feel good about our form of government, but if history is any sort of guide, it will have little effect on the nation’s direction. The sad truth is that the entity that controls our nation’s fate really isn’t in the White House, Senate or House of Representatives.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild is credited with saying, “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes the law.”