Government Math doesn't work!
In coming days there will be much discussion and debate about the "budget" for OUR government, and since I help "fund" this budget personally (along with any of the rest of you that pay taxes), I would really like to know that the people proposing and approving this government budget were good at math. Apparently there are not!
Our president's new budget proposes a "freeze" on spending that went UP by 20% last year. That means this proposal is that we continue to spend 20% more than we did just two years ago - which only adds more to our "deficit" and our national debt! Though a bit dated, this video illustrates well the problem with this kind of thinking!
These numbers only add up to more problems ... not more solutions!
WE are spending ourselves into a crisis! Somebody, please take the credit cards away! We need leaders who will lead! WE must be prepared to demand less of government, not more.
Some apparently believe the way to "solve" this is to raise taxes even higher. I propose we spend less! If there was any evidence that additional tax revenue would be carefully and efficiently managed by OUR government, I might be "open" to that - but I see no such evidence!
I am prepared to take less in entitlements (Social Security, Medicare, Etc.). I understand we can't live on money we don't have! If our elected leaders don't get that, I suggest we elect others who do. (In the meantime, let's require government officials to take "Math 101" again!)
It's time for leaders to lead! PLEASE!