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Hail to The Chief

No, not the one giving the State of the Union.

The one in Oshkosh who noted last July, and even earlier,  that "tipping point" had become a buzz word among fiscal conservatives, even winding up as the title of a Ron Johnson for Senate TV spot.  The Chief attributed it to Paul Ryan, 41-year-old Boy Wonder.  (Amazing how he's described almost as a child prodigy, when Scott Walker's only two years older.)

Which brings us to Ryan's response to the State of the Union:

In excerpts released by his office in advance of tonight’s remarks, the House budget chair will warn, in a phrase he has frequently invoked, that America “is approaching a tipping point,” a “future in which we will transform our social safety net into a hammock, which lulls able-bodied people into lives of complacency and dependency … we need to chart a new course.”

Ah, yes. Did you ever hear the one about the ducks who used tro be free, until they started getting fed by the city at a local park and then became enslaved by the welfare system and could no longer be independent? Second verse, same as the first.

Tipping point, indeed. Better than a fork in the road, maybe, but only marginally.


January 25, 2011 - 6:53pm