Here in America we are proud of our independence. We considered ourselves free. But every country must have some form of government, with leaders who are supposed to keep the people in mind. We elect representatives and send them to the Legislature that we think represent the values of the majority. That is not to step on the minority opinion, but to ensure the government is most responsive to a majority.
Over the years, that dream has changed. We have elected men who ‘appeared’ to be great folk. Someone with a heart and love for their constituents. BUT we have sent folks who had their own agenda. Who lined their own pockets. Who promised the moon while selling out to some interest group.
It will never be simple again. When men left their jobs went to Washington for a few days to handle what problems had arisen. The back to their jobs/farms/or other occupations.
Being honest, the government has spent our SS money and Medicare money. We are now in trouble. Not my fault, not your fault, we paid our taxes, someone just miss-spent the money.
Now like yesterday, we cannot bring it back. How do we recover instead of going ‘deeper in debt?’ What ‘entitlements’ will have to be cut? Can you make the decision? Would you cut Farm subsidies? Yep! But others scream, NO!
Did you know there is a Yacht subsidy? Yep. Cut it!(You do and you cut 10,000 jobs), heck we can’t do that!
We must have a million subsidies, each one protected by some lobby. Which will get cut? The ones with the least ability to YELL, that is who.
Cut Social security? ARE YOU CRAZY??????
Cut Medicare? ARE YOU CRAZY???????
Now it is financially a fact, raising the tax on the rich will not fill the hole. There must be more cuts, WE ARE BROKE and BORROWING TO LIVE!
The politician who votes to cut SS & Medicare will be voted out. BUT it will have to be done. I am not talking the folks who get $280-$900 a month, but the folks who are drawing the maximum, it should be cut about 10%. they could cut Medicare 5%. No matter how much us old folks are gonna be up in arms.
(before Social security)
Sure I think all Government employees who make more than $200K a year should accept a pay cut. Including the President and all congressmen. This would do little to balance the budget because over all it isn’t much, but it would be a token of ‘showing we care’.
I’m just saying, SOMEBODY IS GONNA TAKE A CUT! or we are gonna borrow more from China to live on next year. Next year the same thing will come up, and it will be harder, because like Tennessee Ernie, we will be ‘deeper in debt’.
FOUR GREAT RELIGIOUS TRUTHS:
1. Muslims do not recognize Jews as God's Chosen People.
2. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
3. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian world.
4. Baptists or Mormons do not recognize each other at the liquor store.
Old auto-s and steam engines are wonderful!