To listen to the politicians we are going broke, well, that’s true. That begets a question, why are we going broke? It’s pretty simple really, we are spending money we don’t have.
Then begins the finger pointing. Whoa stop, go look in the mirror, there is the guilty one.
As a society we have been asking the government to provide all these different programs and we have accepted the tax increases. We have given the democrats the hammer to say, you don’t know how to take care of yourself, so we, the government will show you how. It has also been referred to as “Nanny State.”
You think the republicans would accept that, that they are enablers? Look back over history and you will the republicans spending just as much money as the dems have been. Now who is willing to bite the bullet.
It is amazing how many people get a check of some type from the government. I would not be surprised if it is about 50%. That does not include social security. How many are willing to take a pay cut, even forsake their government dole check. Some people are going to lose some money and there are going to be some really mad people out there.
Read a story about a former US senator saying the government will probably be shut down come April. Novel idea. wonder how many can live without the government functioning?
The tea party has been cracking on some of the republicans to hold the line on spending and it just may be getting through. The republicans crow about being against big government then turn around and vote for more spending bills. Their favorite being the military, even there, there need to be some cuts and big changes. So I hope the tea party will hold the republicans to their word. So many want reelection they get cold feet and go along to spend more money for their home base. Politics like that has led to corruption and over spending. Also know as earmarks.
I would say some belt tightening is on the horizon. It could start with bureaucrat pay. Read where they are paid about 25-30% more then their counterpart in the private sector. An across the board pay cut for them would save the government billions of dollars.
The bailouts have put us so far in the hole that if we go belly up, we will become part of China and some will go to other countries. We will truly become communists, no longer just thinking but there it is. No longer a world nation but a split up country living the dream no more.