Congress can't kill the entitlement state. Only the American people can.
It all makes you wonder: If Americans could thrive without an entitlement state a century ago, how much easier would it be today, when Americans are so rich that 95 percent of our “poor” own color TVs? But we won’t get rid of the entitlement state until we get rid of today’s widespread entitlement mentality, and return to a society in which individual responsibility is the watchword.
The key for the Ayn Rand Center-Forbes contingent is that "individual responsibility" is the way that we can find an alternative to the "entitlement state." And Henninger agrees. It's only the "American people" who can kill the entitlement state, as he sees it.