"Should those on welfare who have more than three children still qualify for increased assistance for each additional offspring?"
"Does the affluent class deserve mortgage-interest deductions on second and third homes?"
"Should U.S. troops subsidize the defense of an allied and rich Germany or Japan 66 years after World War II?"
Do the almost 50 million people now on "food stamps" all truly need them? Are they all starving to death? Is the program fraud-free and used only to buy bare necessities?
Is 99 weeks of unemployment (or more) reasonable?
Can someone who owns an iPhone, a big-screen television, a laptop computer, and a comfy leather couch really be called "poor"?
We can no longer afford the liberal philosophy of redistribution. "There is a certain brutal honesty about this debt crisis. It is slowly beginning to force us to see the world in the tragic way it is, rather than in the therapeutic way we dream it must be." - Historian Victor Davis Hanson
But as Greece showed us -- and the public sector battle in Wisconsin hinted at -- civil unrest could be on the horizon rather than a becalmed expiation of liberals' sins.
Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.