The good news is that the decision is still in the hands of Americans to choose long lasting prosperity over doom. The bad news is that it’s still in the hands of Americans to choose. Come on, let’s face it, we’ve made some really poor decisions the last 40 years or so.

Good video from Paul Ryan. He lays out our two choices. Doom or prosperity? It’s truly up to us. And decision time is right now. If we punish the GOP for daring to talk about spending cuts we continue down the road to ruin.

Here’s the way I see it. I have great confidence in both parties to do the wrong thing here. Democrats are going to use Ryan’s budget as a cudgel to beat the Republicans over the head. Republicans are going to run away from Ryan’s budget plan for fear of getting cudgeled. So the only way to force Congress to cut spending is by speaking out for it. Constantly. And loudly. Make the GOP enact cuts. And make the Dems afraid to use it as a weapon. It’s uphill. We will be battling the worst instincts of both parties. And in politics it sometimes seems worst instincts are the only instincts.

America needs a game changer. It’s up to us.

HT The Corner