The Fiscal Con: fiscal conservatives, libertarians shift blame on problems they helped create
Many leading fiscal conservatives and libertarians attempt to shift blame on problems that they helped create. They attempt to use problems the U.S. faces to push one part of their agenda, while ignoring how another part of their agenda helped cause those problems in the first place.
For instance, many fiscal conservative leaders (albeit not many libertarians) supported the Iraq War, which will end up costing the U.S. somewhere between 1 and 3 trillion dollars. Those fiscal conservative leaders (such as Mitch Daniels) complain about massive government spending, without acknowledging the role they played in running up the debt.
Another example comes from a series of articles that those in the fiscal conservative/libertarian/"Profits at Any Price" camp have written about the problems that California faces. They whine about massive spending, as if all the costs California faces just fell from the sky one day. Actually, they didn't: many of the costs that California faces can be traced back to one source: massive low-skilled immigration.
The fiscal conservative types tend to ignore that source because they tend to support massive low-skilled immigration. Their policies helped set the stage for massive spending. Now, they're blaming the victims of their policies.
Massive low-skilled immigration hasn't just increased social welfare spending in California. It's also given more power to the free-spending far-left and even the Mexican government inside California. The far-left uses their increased power to push for more spending. Massive immigration has also led to more spending on schools, teachers, and civil servants. Fiscal conservatives tend to whine about civil servant pensions, without revealing that without massive immigration there wouldn't be such a demand for civil servants in the first place.
Massive immigration has also reduced the quality of life in especially Southern California, leading to many in the middle-class fleeing the state. Even Dan Walters has acknowledged that California is becoming a two-tier society: a small number of rich people, a very large number of poor people, and few in the middle class.
Libertarians, fiscal cons, and others in the Profits at Any Price club have all helped bring California to its current state through their loose borders policies. Take action: use the Question Authority plan to discredit them by asking tough questions on video at their public appearances.