Social Issues Are Not Going Away in 2012

(See also: Conservatism that Assures the Unthinkable: the Reelection of Barack Obama) As America hurtles toward an economic cliff, concerned citizens are -- understandably -- thinking about the financial crisis: the debt, deficit, lack of jobs, out-of-control spending, unsustainable government expansion, and outrageous new regulations choking business development.  On a more personal level, we all have friends and relatives who are facing bankruptcy and/or home foreclosure; all of us have seen our retirement funds and investments diminish precipitously and our home values plummet.  These are very uncertain economic times, and the future seems very bleak if things continue as they are.  Frankly, how the government spends taxpayer money comes down to moral issues.  Many Americans see Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other entitlements as essentially moral issues that revolve around the question of how best to address poverty and take care of the most...(Read Full Article)