reply to post by Hopechest
Passing budget bills to "keep the government working" is only passing budget increases to what is already in the budget. It's that mentality that
continues to increase national debt.
The voting public needs to understand is that "budget bills" always means "new spending and increased debt".
Everything we had in place before this so-called "national debt" started growing so quickly should have been just fine and dandy to cover our needs
then and in the future (which is now the present). But we've had decades of what are called "special interests" lobbying for new spending in
certain areas in the form of legislative bills to write laws in favor of their business. And those special interests are underwritten by banks, who
is underwritten by a central private bank, known as the Fed, who has control of the money in circulation. When everything in the economy is based on
the demand of stuff (not the supply of it), and dollars come from a Fed that prints them freely, of course the "national debt" is going to increase
at the same rate that the value of it falls. Right in line with the rate that the price of essential commodities increases. It's the way currency
Doing stuff like raising minimum wage only further dilutes the value of the dollar, because in real terms the base worth of human capital is literally
what dollar value per hour of lowest-common-denominator in terms of productivity. These are people who literally have no more productive skill than
sitting in front of a console and pressing a single button when a single light indicates for them to do so, if for some reason of convenience a
machine or electronic circuit can't be built to do that task. Because these lowest common denominator wage earners earn a percentage more per hour,
in the retail market of stuff that those people buy the stuff is going to be priced higher because they have more dollars to buy that stuff. As
demand goes up, price goes up, because supply in America never really changes for these people in this market (thanks, Walmart). As a result, gas
increases and creates some burden on the discretionary income of the middle class, making their income less discretionary.
This is the concept known as erosion of middle class by government currency manipulation. I know this isn't written in any organized manner, and is
mainly just a rant, but people need to start to understand how this stuff called currency works.
Living in the vague ether of hopefulness and trust that governments will provide for them leads to questions like "the government can't be in
gridlock because who would approve the road projects?" The answer to "who would do stuff" is obvious. People would. Hope is a lost cause when
you trust a government that doesn't represent you (or anyone you are close to)...