January 10, 2010

Gov Huckabee~The America I Grew Up In' "I worry most that our young people will lose the most..."

January 10, 2010 - 04:30 PM

The America I Grew Up In

I have been infuriated by TARP and bailouts that messed with our free market by privatizing profits and socializing debts. I have watched both political parties facilitate this folly.

In the America I grew up in we didn't have Too Big to Fail, we had the Creative Destruction of capitalism. We didn't keep weak companies artificially alive, we let them go so that more dynamic companies with smarter business models, better goods and services, would take their place, giving all of us a higher standard of living. We let the market, the consumer, decide – we didn't force people to buy Edsels or drink New Coke they didn't want. We live without Packard, Studebaker, Hudson, and American Motors – we could live without Chrysler and General Motors. In the America I grew up in, you got a mortgage because you were qualified, not because you had a pulse.

I worry about how America looks to our young people, just out of college or graduate school. Many of them are forced to take jobs that don't require a college degree, let alone a law degree or MBA. Many of them are up to their eyeballs in private debt, as they watch their government saddling them with public debt that will burden the rest of their lives. We have always sacrificed for the next generation, not stolen from them. Instead of generational theft, we need generational thrift.

Some young people are moving back home, delaying marriage and the start of their own families. Even once they get their careers back on track, their lifetime earnings will suffer. Many will never catch up to where they would have been without the collapse.

The America they have experienced is one of less opportunity and fairness than their parents and grandparents had. They see a country where CEO's, who were paid about 30 times as much as the average American worker in 1970, are now paid more than 300 times as much. They see a country that had no net job growth in the last decade. In my lifetime, jobs in every other decade grew between 20 and 30%. They see a country where household net worth fell 4% in the last decade. In my lifetime, household net worth in every other decade grew between 30 and 60%.

I worry most that our young people will lose the most precious part of their American inheritance -- the boundless optimism and confidence, the can-do spirit that each generation, whether they built covered wagons or rockets to the moon, has bequeathed to the next. We don't need more wasteful government boondoggles. We need real innovation like getting rid of taxes on our productivity and having the Fair Tax--a consumption tax that doesn't punish work and creativity. Otherwise, our young people's scaled-back ambitions and expectations, both for themselves and their country, will become self-fulfilling prophecies of diminished success and power. That's my view and I welcome yours.

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Debra has invited you to the event 'Mid-Michigan Pro-Life Summit' on Team Huck Michigan!
Pro-lifers in Michigan! Be sure to attend this great event!

Mid-Michigan Pro-Life Summit Time: January 30, 2010 from 8:15am to 5pm
Location: Montrose School Auditorium
Organized By: Debra

Event Description:

Saturday, January 30, 2010
8:15am - 5:00pm
Montrose Community Schools Auditorium
303 Ray St.
Montrose, MI

Host: Flint Area Right to Life


Most Rev. Earl Boyea
Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Lansing

Rebecca Kiessling
Author & Attorney from Detroit, MI area
"Conceived in Rape" and "A Story of Hope"

Elder Levon Yuille
National Director of the National Black Pro-Life Congress
Founder & Pastor of The Bible Church
"In Time of Crisis"

Paul Scott
Michigan State Representative
Member of Flint Area Right to Life
"Pro-Life Legislation"

Michael Voris
Popular speaker and former CBS Reporter
"How the media has affected the pro-life agenda"

Dr. Kyle Beiter, M.D., OB/GYN
St. Vincent Hospital & Medical Center
New York, NY
"Good ethics; good medicine & modern obstetrics"

Fr. Joseph Krupp
Director of Campus Ministry at MSU & Columnist for Faith Magazine
"Dignity of Life"

EARLY REGISTRATON: $30 for adults & $10 for university & high school students

AT THE DOOR: $35 for adults & $15 for students


Flint Right to Life has purchased a block of tickets. If you would like to come and need help financially, please contact our office at (810) 250-0218 or email us at FlintRTL@att.net

This is a wonderful way to start off the new year.

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