People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
if you constantly want to increase taxes on a minority that already pays most of the federal income tax, there will NEVER EVER be an incentive for the majority who don't get taxed more to ever vote for decreased spending. Dem politicians get power by using the money of the rich to buy the votes of the many. They have NO INCENTIVE to cut spending since that cuts their power.
Neither party is advocating specific meaningful cuts in spending, so the money has to come from somewhere. We can't expect foreign nations to keep paying for our out of control spending.
The U.K. is ahead of us in biting the bullet and admiting that they had to reduce spending. It does not seem Americans are willing to admit yet that the path we are on is unsustainable.
No, we know it's unsustainable, it's just that nobody thinks THEY should be the ones to shoulder the burden.
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The longer we wait the harder the impact will be. There is always a reason why now is not the right time.
Not sure or form of representative government will allow us to elect people willing to fix the structural problems in the U.S.
That's why politicians invented the term "government waste." So you never actually have to take a POSITION on anything. It's easier to campaign on "cutting waste" than "cutting Program X, Y, Z" because you don't have to deal with people who like Program X, Y, Z. It's also a great term because there's no way to hold someone accountable since you never have to articulate what your goal is.
You're 100% correct. There are three ways to attack the National Debt:
- Raise Taxes to raise revenue.
- Cut spending to lower costs.
- Balance the budget and let the debt inflate away.
Anybody who thinks we can solve the problem with a "one prong" approach is simply deluded.
As will there never been an incentive for the minority who gets special privileges and subsidies to vote for decreasing spending. Pretending that doesn't exist too eh? What a simple life. Only the things that negatively effect me are bad and that all of the good things on the same plate that I complain about aren't there. Despite me getting benefits. Honest, you are not.there will NEVER EVER be an incentive for the majority who don't get taxed more to ever vote for decreased spending.
And GOP does the same thing. Or were you sleeping during the all GOP years?Dem politicians get power by using the money of the rich to buy the votes of the many.
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