It is good to come to a place like this to discuss issues in a logical, rational, unemotional way. That is what gets ideas out there.
I am under the impression that you have full faith in the powers of the government and that they will "take care" of all of us. You seem to be very
well versed in the goings on of the administration and very knowledgeable about the policies that are at hand.
My point is this. The current system is not working. It is time for a change.
I'm sure you are aware of the fact that the FED is not a government agency and they are not unlike a pawn broker supplying the drug dealers with
their drugs. The drug dealers go out and distribute drugs for a profit and then they come back to the drug users to collect the profit. That is the
way the government is run and we end up paying for all the drugs...whether we do them or not!
You say we had a surplus just a mere 10 years ago? We have NEVER had a surplus. We have been in bankruptcy since 1932. You cannot have a surplus if
you are in bankruptcy no matter what the numbers from the government show.
Please feel free to google it and see for yourself. www.barefootsworld.net...
The current system is not working and it is digging us deeper in debt by the minute and it is impossible to ever pay off the interest on the debt.
Spew all the government supplied numbers you want but it will not get us out of this mess. We are mislead by the media, the government, religion,
If Washington was wiped off the map tomorrow, what exactly would change in your neighborhood? You would still go to work less encumbered, you would
still go to the store less encumbered, you would still go on vacation less encumbered and that big sucking sound would be gone from the pit of D.C.
I am not a keyboard cowboy that does nothing. I have gone out and tried to make changes thru the appropriate avenues to no avail. You can't work
against a system that is so big and corrupt that you get thrown under the bus everytime you make a stand.
Changes? How about these for a start.
Stop income taxes for one year. None goes to pay for anything other than the interest on the debt so it won't do too much harm for one year.
All government employees, and I mean ALL, take one year of NO salary. Let's see who REALLY loves their job.
Stop the lobbyists for one year.
Stop all government programs for one year.
No military spending for one year.
Withdraw ALL troops for one year.
If the plan doesn't work, you can send them back in if need be.
Congress passes no new laws for one year.
Gas prices go to $1.00 a gallon for the next year.
Consumer prices are frozen for one year at manufacturers cost.
No foreclosures or interest on the mortgage for one year.
Only corporations pay taxes for one year at the appropriate rate.
Shut down the MSM for one year.
Real estate prices are frozen for one year.
Now there is some real change that will get the wheels turning again. Just think if we had done it a year ago. Where would we be?
We can only guess, but I am confident we would be better off than we are right now.
Care to start?
Let's all stop paying taxes and see what happens...I'll go first.