From David Warren:
...There, as here, the chariot of state is driving over the cliff. In every Western polity of which I am aware, the entitlements are backed with the force of law, and cannot be withdrawn with anything like the ease with which a government can cut the police, the military, and essential public services -- even on paper. Thus, at the moment when fiscal catastrophe strikes, we find the government has already "downsized" the instruments of public order.
I'm still trying to imagine the scenario in which this ends well. (Give me more time!)...
Read it all.
What comes after "recovery summer", pray tell?