I listened to your message comparing the Federal Government's finances to those of a home owner. You have considerable experience in business, so surely you know that there are vast differences. Government isn't managed by a CEO, it lacks flexibility, it earns little income, and its expenses have been greater than its revenue for nine out of ten years. Don't you think this is totally UNLIKE the individual's financial situation?
Most change is difficult and one at the size and scope of the federal government is not an easy task to accomplish. However, greater tasks have been by Americans when they approach it with a unified will not the bickering power grabs going on in DC. It just seems to me the course we are on is taking our nation on a track similar to other failed societies. If we don't try to restore American now by addressing the overblown spending in Washington DC now then when would be an appropriate time to start.
It is tempting to see the federal government as just one big household. However, if we are to seriously deal with the current problems, it is important that we understand them -- not just find a convenient (if false) analogy.
I agree with the Congressman that Government can (in theory) create an environment which assists (or at least does not discourage) growth. However in practical terms, the Government currently manages the economy (despite its lack of skill in this area). This qualifies the US as a socialist state under the usual meaning of the word. Unwinding would be difficult.
Shouldn't the government live by some fiscal rules similar to how we operate on a personal/family level. The debate today will only be solved when a clear path to a federal surplus is created and there are few in DC with experience or leadership to accomplish this.
Because the Government doesn't "have any means", they live off of you.
With the ability to print money and take from you at the point of a gun, they have exempted themselves from the need to act like the rest of us.
Sad part it any decent CPA could cut 2% of an overall budget for any household, business or even the government. If they can't get it resolved, hire smart outside help - matter of fact there are probably 1,000 patriotic CPAs who would do it for free.
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Did you see some of the Dana Rohrabacher video responses? He lays it out with no BS and tells the truth about what's going on behind the scenes. Let's hope more of these Congressmen and women start talking honestly.
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Thomas, I agree there are some valuable programs but I am of the belief that the pork shouldn't be slipped into a totally unrelated bill for funding. I remember a few years back there was a movement to allow the American people a chance to read the bills before they are passed to see who is loading it up with pork - guess that never happened. Also, I think we wouldn't be in this fiscal mess if there was reform in the way bills are considered, then altered then passed.
This may very well be why Obama won the key states:
See what you can do to get the ball rolling on this:
I think Congress should form a 10,000 member team to verify EVERY vote that was cast in the last election. The simplest way would be to broadcast that anyone that had lied on the voter registration that came forward and confessed, would be granted amnesty in the third degree felony. If they do not come forward, they will be prosecuted if found.
I just posted your link to my wall--I agree that this solution to a bad count just might work! I wonder if anybody in DC will actually consider it?? Oh, wait--they already KNOW it was a bad count in favor of BO--what was I thinking?