Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Where's Ross Perot when we need him?

David Walker, the head of the Government Accountability Office in conjunction with the Concord Coalition has been making some noise about the dangerous fiscal irresponsibility of the White House and Republican controlled congress. Even USA Today’s Tuesday front-page article was “Fiscal Hurricane on the Horizon.” On a self-billed Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, this group is traveling the country trying to capture the attention of concern citizens.

Liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, they are trying to be heard above the ka-ching of the cash register as it tallies the cost of government benefits and tax cuts, Iraq and Hurricane Katrina. To raise their profile in recent months, several have traveled together to places such as Richmond, Va., and Minneapolis…

Well, what does this have to do with Warner? Warner is self-made businessman who can speak at length on using bi-partisanship to resolve budget deficits, someone who has spoken strongly on the need to tell people the truth, and who has shown the political will to take action. Yes, the Ross Perot appeal (minus the quirkiness and paranoia) is very strong with Warner. Continuing with the article:
After three decades in the business, Rivlin is frustrated by lawmakers' inaction and blames balanced-budget advocates for not better articulating the problem. "There may be better ways to talk about it," she says. "I sometimes think, Where's Ross Perot when we need him?"


In many ways, 2008 is going to be closer to 1992. People are sick of worrying about the world. They are going to want a little piece of “Mayberry” and more worrying about us here in the good ole “US of A.” Hey, hopefully those stupid budget charts of Perot’s may be in vogue again…


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