posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 10:25 PM
I laughed loud and long at Harry's comment about the willingness to pay more taxes.
Today, after a discussion at a bar, I realized he may, unwittingly, have been right!
The blood and monies spent willingly by Americans, willingly, over the years cannot be argued, at least with intelligence.
If it was perceived to be a good cause, then America tends to rise to the occasion. They would willingly, no, with enthusiasm, do the same for their
IF they knew the Feds were actively and effectively taking action to fix the mess. Forget blame and accusations, just fix it.
IF they felt the gov't was working with them instead of the same old, same old.
IF there was real budget cuts, sensible decrease in gov't size, we'd be on board. Reagan balanced California's budget with, among other things,
hiring freezes. Allowing state employees to retire, quit, etc. and not replacing them. A gradual thinning of the ranks.
Not only would we, some grudgingly, pay more taxes, we'd probably help at a state level, a little volunteer time, more donations to charities to help
pick up the slack.
"Hope" is a powerful motivator.
None have risen to give the people that level of hope.
Harry, you turkey, you don't know how right you almost were....