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DEBT: Generational fairness a thing of the past?

There is no clause in the U.S. Constitution requiring generational fairness, yet most Americans from the birth of our nation through the end of the 20th century have agreed that debt incurred ought not to be passed on to others for payment.

In the 1990s, Ross Perot and New York’s “national debt clock” cautioned Americans that we were reaching dangerous and/or immoral levels of debt. The federal government responded by making an exemplary bipartisan effort (Democratic president and Republican Congress) that resulted in four consecutive budget surplus years (fiscal 1998 through 2001). As a result, debt declined by $500 billion

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GOP: Is Ron Paul the Ross Perot of 2012?

Ron Paul may not have as many supporters as some of the other candidates in this year’s Republican nominating process, but those he does seem to be well-funded and very dedicated. Those facts may play a major role in the re-election of Barack Obama in November.

Like Ross “Where the rubber meets the road” Perot, Ron Paul has never seen a TV camera or a microphone he didn’t like. That coupled with his crusty “My way or no way” attitude may very well cause him to continue on for what he is actually seeking; attention, pure and simple.

If he

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