Can Aliens Help Us Fix Our Problems?

Washington wants us to keep our eyes on the skies.

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John McCain thinks we need a bipartisan panel, like the one created for military base closings, to come up with recommendations to reform the tax code. Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani want a panel to fix entitlement spending. If only the president and Congress could just pull together in the face of daunting challenges and do it themselves...Clinton apparently thinks an alien invasion might do the trick. Per the New York Post:

Call it Hillary's alien inspiration. The former first lady wants to take America back to the movie references of the 1990s. "Remember that movie 'Independence Day,' where invaders were coming from outer space and the whole world was united against the invasion?" she asked at a campaign event Saturday. "Well, why can't we be united on behalf of our planet?" In 1996, Bill Clinton mused about the movie, saying Americans could beat the aliens. "Yes, I think we'd fight them off. We'd find a way to win. That's what America does—we'd find a way to win if it happened."

But it's not just Dems who have an alien obsession. President Reagan at least twice remarked—as seen on this YouTube video that an "alien threat" would unify the nations of the world and, one might assume, Republicans and Democrats.

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