Our View: ‘New normal’ is ‘abnormal’

Posted: April 1, 2013

Speaking of language, we continue to hear that America’s current economic and fiscal condition — i.e., high debt, higher taxes, more government “stimulative” spending, cheap credit, and unemployment hovering in the 8 percent range — constitutes the “new normal.” In other words, learn to live with it.

Business magnate and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes had something to say about that. To wit: “People call this the ‘new normal.’ Let me assure you there is nothing normal about this at all. It’s the new ‘abnormal,’ and it won’t last, because as free people we won’t stand for it . . .”

But, as Townhall.com columnist Austin Hill recently observed, Mr. Forbes uttered these words back in October, a few weeks before the presidential election.

Thus, as Mr. Hill further pointed out, not only did the American people “stand for it,” but they also asked for “more of it.” Our question: What will it take for us to make a “stand”?