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Maybe speeding bullet trains, and wind farms won’t look so great if it means Grandma won’t get her hip replaced. Maybe we will decide that people can get along without ethanol subsidies, sugar price support payments, or aid to Brazilian oil giant Petrobras. Maybe payments to the United Nations and National Public Radio will be less important than paying for food stamps, so poor people can eat.
As the Rolling Stones sing, “you can’t always get what you want.” but by being forced to set priorities, we are confident America will still get what she needs.
If John Boehner cannot stop needless negotiations that result in spending increases, he will be replaced by the next Congress elected in 2012, if he is even re-elected to his seat in Ohio. Americans are tired of the rhetoric and games from Republicans and Democrats. It is time to put our house in order, or to change the team in charge.
©2011 Floyd and Mary Beth Brown. The Browns are bestselling authors and speakers. To comment on this column, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Together they write a national weekly column distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Floyd is also president of the Western Center for Journalism. For more info call Cari Dawson Bartley at 800 696 7561 or e-mail email@example.com.
Floyd’s latest book (with Lee Troxler) is “Killing Wealth, Freeing Wealth,” from WND Books. Time magazine wrote of Floyd: “Brown has stature among devoted conservatives that almost matches his physical heft (6 ft. 6 in. and 240 lbs.)” See more at Floyd’s blog at www.floydreports.com.
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