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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Entitled to What?

In the history of the world there have been few countries that compare to America in many aspects. It is my sincere belief that future generations will look back on their predicessors and ask a huge WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO US!!!? They will look back and not be able to believe that we handed out free money to people who are not just down and out, but expect and feel they are entitled to "free money," not because bad things have happened to them, not because they cannot find work, but simply because they snuck into the movie theatre and now they want free pop-corn too.

Since 2008 the national debt has doubled. You can never spend your way out of debt. It's time to cut luxeries and start being fiscally responsible. Given the line-up of current presidential candidates (and I am not thrilled with any of them) I have my doubts that we are going to see a president willingly become unpopular by cutting entitlement spending, and that is one of the 3 things that NEEDS to happen NOW in order for our grandchildren to have a future that does not involve China.

The Fed government has had it's chance. Neither Republicans nor Democrats have done what needs doing when either had the chance. My faith in the political machine has ceased to exist. The solution as I see it is the exact same way any budget can survive, and that is to spend less than you make.

Three things need to happen and now, all by going back to the Constitution and stripping the Fed of it's assumed powers. The Federal Government, through Congress is authorized to (a) Engage in Commerce, (b) Coin Money, (c) Declare War, (d) create public roads, (e) postal service (f) tax. They are not doing a good job at those, and that list is no conclusive, just dredged from memory. What they need to do is #1. Cease the vast majority of entitlements. This means welfare reform right now. #2. Give big business incentive to stay in America=stop the megatax on the successful. Trickledown works both ways. #3. Turn off the flow of free stuff to other countries (no more borrowing money from China to fund abortions in Mexico).

Since I have no hope that the Fed will ever do this, it falls to the states and States Rights to take over. To some extent, Texas has done it, Arizona, Montana, Utah and Colorado has done it, what are the rest of us waiting for? I fear we are waiting for someone else to fix everything, because we are accustomed to it.

Now, a quote from the Declaration of Independence, "...experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security..."

This post has not been as well thought-out as some, it was more of a rambling rant, but I think that chunk from the D.O.I. sums it up nicely. We will sit and take it as long as we are comfortable. When it gets bad enough, we'll finally do something. I only fear that when the time comes, it will be too late.