Friday, April 8, 2011

Debt on Arrival

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'- Ronald W. Reagan

So the out of control spending comes to a head. No restraint, no concern. The federal government is on the brink of shutting down by the very work of their hands. It wasn’t the tax payer that created this gridlock. It was the unchallenged, unchecked spending practices of our elected officials.

Many would argue that this is politics, or the way sausage is supposed to be made, but when does the spending stop. The federal government has made it their purpose to have their finger or stake in everyone’s pie, when they should focus on what their function should be, national defense, the creation of laws (constitutionally) and the defense of those laws, but the government has ballooned too big to even do the latter of the three.

The federal government has put themselves in a position that the essentials in life are no longer mentioned. The federal government has placed themselves in a position that snares over 40% of our U.S. Citizens in a life of dependency on the federal government. For starters, dependency of the government is like slavery and secondly, these social programs are not tooled for Americans to stay on them indefinitely.

Now that a group of politicians want to cut the trees back, a lot, another group of career politicians are crying foul. America is in deep financial trouble and it was of no concern for when the Democrats held majority in both chambers last year. The threat of government shutdown should rest on the shoulders of every Democrat, and yes even President Obama’s.

The credit cards are beyond maxed out, and the Democrats want to apply for another card only to do the same, max it out. Some social programs will have to be cut, i.e. Head Start Program, free breakfast and lunch at school, certain Medicaid recipients and the list goes on and on. This was something the President said he would address, entitlements, but failed to do so. The President also said when taking office he would go through the budget line-by-line, but I guess he was too busy for that.

So if when the clock strikes 12 midnight and the carriage and glits and glam return to their real form, pumpkins and mice, will Americans be doomed? I doubt it. Carry on with your lives and let the smartest people in America figure out that raising taxes still leave the Federal Government in a troubling situation. If they fail to address the underlining issue, spending, their can be no budget proposal or tax increase that will fix their problems. Last November America voted for smaller government and lower taxes, and that is what the elected that ran on those issues are doing, cutting the government down to size. God Bless The United States of America.       

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