So we all understand nothing useful is going to come out of these fiscal cliff talks, right? I mean the only thing that will get us off this path to debt destruction are huge changes to entitlements, and that’s just not going to happen. So instead we have Obama insisting on raising taxes for pretty much no reason (what he wants won’t even come close to covering the deficit). So what can we do if the president is an extremely unserious person?
I think our only strategy left might be to heap on even more debt and taxes and help the economy towards destruction. Then, when the government and society collapse, we automatically get to make the rules for the new one we rebuild since we have all the guns (if you follow the order of succession, if goes VP, Speaker of the House, the cabinet, Congress, and far enough down it’s just “people with guns”). And a complete collapse does seem like the only realistic way to pull back entitlements.
Of course, there are downsides to this plan. For one, a complete collapse of society could really delay the next iPhone. And there will probably be death and destruction — especially for all the people extremely dependent on government who just won’t be able to make it on their own now when it collapses. Oh, and one of us will have to write a new Constitution. And while that isn’t that long a document, it does seem pretty boring to write — especially if we want to keep up the tradition of it being hand written.
But, anyway, a plan worth thinking about.