Left-wing columnist Eugene Robinson had an article in today’s paper that is a good example of many points I have made here on this blog in several posts this year. Robinson calls for transformational change, yet he obviously doesn’t fully understand the real meaning of transformational change and the real changes that are needed in this country.
After World War II, the GI Bill dramatically boosted the percentage of Americans with college degrees. That one piece of farsighted legislation prepared a generation to run the industrial economy that was forged by the war — and helped absorb the excess labor that resulted from mechanization of the agricultural sector. We now need transformation on a similarly grand scale.
On the highlighted sentence, we agree. But, Robinson continues:
And it’s important to recognize that while long-term debt isn’t the most urgent problem facing the nation, it has to be addressed. Transformation, after all, isn’t cheap.
Well, transformation can be cheap, especially if you’re cutting. Robinson’s leftist leanings tell him that what we really need is more spending, but focus the spending. This is where he starts to show his lunacy.
But our leaders, beginning with Obama, can’t settle for playing small ball. As he campaigns for re-election, the president’s task is to explain why this is a time to think big — and why we have no choice.