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Could Ike See the Future?

Sen. John McCain mocked pork-barrel project and discussed plans to clamp down on runaway federal spending at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday. In closing his remarks he quoted from former President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address:

 As we peer into society’s future, we – you and I, and our government – must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without asking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.”

Hmmm…isn’t this happening today? Ike was dead on – then and especially now – as fiscal accountability continues to be shirked by many of our government leaders

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