Neil Cavuto fear mongered about the state of the country - with a litany of worries about taxes, universal health care, not enough cutting, etc. It left me worried about what kind of country he'd like to make us into, in the name of "restoring" it.
This was Cavuto's "Common Sense" editorial on July 19, 2012:
Between Steny Hoyer saying that food stamps and unemployment insurance is stimulus and the President saying the really successful didn't do it on their own, I'm worried.
I'm worried for a country whose elected leaders define the symptoms of a slowdown as the cures. I'm worried about leaders who'd sooner seek out jobless benefits than jobs, and sooner issue food stamps than to try to stamp out the poverty that makes them necessary.
I'm worried about leaders who define their worth by how much they spend, and not how much they cut.
I'm worried about leaders who define who gets a tax cut based on whether they'll spend it and not on whether it's their money and gosh darn it, maybe they're just due it.
I'm worried about leaders who say they know what to do more with our money than we know what to do with our money.
I'm worried about leaders who say the rich should pay their fair share, but say, 'half the people in this country pay no income taxes – well, that's perfectly fair.'
I'm worried about leaders who lose billions in slip-shod spending and have the nerve, the nerve to call it strategic, and express complete surprise when this country loses its AAA credit rating over money, and they say, 'Don't those rating guys know we can just print it?'
...I've had enough of it. Of politicians who define their worth by the worthless rules and regulations they add, and not the rules and regulations they take away.
Who'd sooner screw up health care for 90% of Americans who have coverage, then admit they're actually making these worse for the 10% who do not. Who would compromise a health care system that's been the world's envy, into one now quickly becoming the world's laughingstock.
..There used to be a time... when food stamps were a last resort,now they're a Norman Rockwell commercial.
You used to have to work for welfare,now you just take the welfare.
...I just don't recognize my country here."
I don’t recognise the US that continues to fight AGAINST giving all of it’s citizens access to healthcare.
I don’t recognise the US that continues ignore the absurd lack of gun safety laws and cater to the special interests that would turn this country into the Wild West.
I don’t recognise the US that continues to put the needs of the wealthiest before the needs of the working class.
I don’t recognise the US that continues to bleed this country dry, making it so we can’t provide adequate funding for roads and infrastructure.
I don’t recognise spends billions on defence and war spending and cuts funding for arts, education, science, and technology.
I don’t recognise the US that has all the money in the world to go to war against two nations that did provoke us one bit but cannot scrape up the funding to keep NASA running.
I don’t recognise the US that has politicians that do everything they can to deny even the slightest suggestion of a universal healthcare system while enjoying their own universal healthcare system in Congress.
So, there you have it. The first – and last – time I’ve every agreed with Cavuto.