The evidence is in. Hillary Clinton is completely insane. She is so fundamentally dangerous to the nation and the basic rights of individual citizens, that as she moves farther to the front of the Democratic pack with Republican candidates looking like weaker and weaker challengers, we are reaching the point of desperation, when almost any alternative has to be given serious consideration.
We've got a $600 billion (so far) war going on which Clinton isn't likely to stop for five years or more at another half-trillion in spending, an accumulating budget deficit which is out of control, a bankrupt social security system, and a ballooning Medicare debt which will be half of the total federal budget within a decade. Yet in the past few weeks Clinton has made the centerpiece of her presidential campaign a disastrous health care proposal which would cost at least $110 billion a year and she has now compounded that insanity by proposing another $20 billion a year to give each child born in the US a $5000 bond just for being born. It's the megalomaniac's version of the old 'chicken in every pot' promise taken to ridiculous extremes.
We can only hope that she's just being a politician and promising voters anything to get their votes - hell, she's trying to buy their votes at $5000 a shot. We might get lucky and find out that she was lying all along. But if she did follow through on her plans it would require repealing all of the Bush-era tax reforms plus raising taxes enormously beyond the pre-2000 levels. To advocate this kind of spending is insanely irresponsible. It ought to disqualify her as a presidential candidate altogether, but voters don't think ahead or realize that the money to pay for these programs has to come from somewhere, and that means your pockets and mine — pockets which already feel awfully light. Deliberate, unrestrained spending this great can only be seen as a deliberate assault on the economy intended to bankrupt the nation and leave us with no choice but to accept a command-and-control economy complete with total income and asset forfeiture and central economic planning.