For those who remember Schoolhouse Rock, this is a funny blast from the past. But it is certainly not all that funny in real life.
$5 Trillion. If only.
". . .a fiscal misadventure, with million dollar dentures . . ." What a great description of our debt problems. Seems NO ONE has been responsible enough to rein in the ridiculous spending. And we would not have those outrageous war debt issues if we would just stop forgiving debt. I mean, Japan and Italy and Germany (in WWII) declared war on the world at large. Yet we have forgiven all the money we spent rebuilding. And now, Iraq and Afghanistan is draining our dollars without so much as a "how do you do" as far as repayment. How about giving us oil at a cheap rate? Tell OPEC to stuff it. The radicals attacked us and still attempt to do so. Yet we are spending so much money securing and rebuilding their countries. For what? No thanks in response. But the wimpy, pander to the lowest common denominator of the world and American apology artist POTUS would just forgive and forget.
Maybe it is time we elect people to office who will really rein in debt. And the best way to ensure they do so is to kick out of office the ones who will not do the job they were elected for.
The whiners will tell tales of woe about not caring for the needy in this country if we cut spending on the three big areas that suck up most of the money. (Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.) And the wimpy panty-waists who decry the wars will boo-hoo about how we destroyed their country so we need to pay for rebuilding it.
But I ask this, who is paying to rebuild the twin tower area in NYC? Who paid for rebuilding the Pentagon? Who is paying to rebuild the higher security and anxiety of a nation attacked unprovoked by cowards and liars? I don't see anyone stepping up to the plate. So why do we have to pay them for all this without anything in return when we were just shoring up our own country's defense by responding. They need to pay up, in oil or cash, and stop playing the innocent victims.
As for the entitlement programs, there is so much unnecessary redundancy and abuse in the systems of Medicare and Medicaid that the needy don't get what they really need. And the system has a built in binky factor (a binky is a baby pacifier for those of you in the dark about the term). We need to wean off those who no longer need the help, stop the abusers from scamming "the system" for their own lazy benefits and streamline the way things work so that the truly needy get all the help we can offer. And as for social security, that was a failed system the minute they diverted funds to other government needs.
Government is TOO BIG, the system of entitlements is too fat and bloated and used by those who are just lazy, and the the (most of) the people in office ned to be shipped back to the million dollar abodes they slithered out from. (This is not class envy, but proof that they are out of touch with regular Americans.)
As usual, you can agree with my assessment of the situation and wave your "Yay!" banner, or you can disagree and call me a callous elitist (but I would wrinkle my nose at the "elitist" part because it would be funny if it weren't sad). Either way, it really makes no difference to me. Just so long as that decision to agree or disagree was made up by your own mind and not just a regurgitation of some left or right wing pundit's pronouncement. But hey, this is just me, Thinking Out Loud.
Have a great day.