Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ICB Spotlight Interview, Walter E. Williams Pt. 2

By Idaho Conservative Blogger (7/12/2011)

Note: Part 1 of this interview can be found here.

When we left off I had asked Mr. Williams for a prediction on the current budget battle, he said,

Williams; (Laughing) Well, my prediction is that the Republicans are going to cave. You hear them talking now, well we will raise the debt ceiling if the congress or senate agrees to a balanced budget spending limit amendment to the constitution. That’s B.S. because you won’t get something like that until 7 years down the road, or 5 or 6 years to get an amendment ratified. And they are talking about spending cuts over the next 20 years. If they were serious they would follow Rand Paul the Senator from Kentucky, he proposed that they cut $500 billion out of the budget today. (Laughing) but they’re not going to do that.

Here is the problem that we face as a nation. That is, you say well what can Americans do? I often answer when people ask me that question, are we so as Americans arrogant enough to believe that we as a set of human beings are any different from the Romans, the French, the English, the Portuguese, the Spanish? What I’m saying is these are great empires of the past that went down the tubes. And they went down the tubes for precisely the kind of things we are doing. The probability is that some historian writing 50 years or 100 years from now, he might say look we had this great powerful nation but now it’s a banana republic, it’s a third rate nation.

ICB; Is president Obama the worst President we’ve ever had?

Williams; Well, he comes really close. I’ve always said that he’s going to be a failed Presidency just like Jimmy Carter. I said that early on in his Presidency, as a matter of fact I think even before he became President, I said we risk having a failed Presidency and I think that one of the tragedies is that it’s a tragedy that the first black President be a failed Presidency. I don’t know that I would call him the worst President but he comes pretty close.   More > >

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Walter Anderson said...

Walter Williams always comes out and says it like it is.

Fox Lady said...

Walter E. Williams is all of those things that Obama is not!

Most notable is the fact that Dr. Williams is an honest man, Obama is not!

Dr. Williams is an intelligent individual, Obama only pretends to be intelligent!

Alan said...

Walter E. Williams is a great American.

It is always good to hear his opinion.