WHEN AL GORE gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention rivaling any socialist in history, I condemned him. Little did the American people know that his opponent, the purported conservative Republican George W. Bush, was a silent big spender who would return us to the days of massive deficits.
With the passing of the $400 billion Medicare prescription entitlement package, a new era of the welfare state has been set in place. Al Gore, whose misguided policies would have been a disaster, at least had the decency to let us know upfront what we could expect in his presidency. With President Bush, we were given no indication that we were voting for one who would pushing our nation closer to fiscal collapse and the day of financial reckoning.