Monday, January 07, 2008
The University of Oklahoma hosted a forum advocating bipartisanship in politics this morning. Seventeen centrist politicians from within the Democratic, Republican and Independent parties concurred that the political, economic, and social problems facing this country are at a critical juncture. They stressed the need for Americans to put an end to polarizing politics and to return to an emphasis on national unity for the common good.
One of the more memorable phrases was delivered by Senator William Cohen of Maine. Cohen chided Americans for maintaining government policies that borrow money from their children to spend on "creature comforts." He labelled it "economic child abuse."
The Norman Transcript's coverage of the event provided a more exact quotation of Cohen's statement:
"There is nothing for nothing any longer,” he said. "We can't continue borrowing from our children any longer … that's economic child abuse."
Posted by Bruce Prescott at 1:46 PM