No need to write anything new. It’s all been said before.
With this record during the past decade, it would be foolhardy to look forward … with anything more than restrained hope. Perhaps we shall yet develop the wisdom to achieve a livable environment, a world of peace and order, a stable economy as free of inflation as of recession, a government brought under control both as to size and to extravagance, and a social order governed by justice and equality.
But, given the halting progress of the last 10 years, that would be quite a big order.
-Chicago Tribune, Dec. 31st 1969.
You know, those dreadful days when budget deficits soared to unprecedented levels of 20 billion dollars.