Spending and Debt
John Stossel of Fox Business wrote an article that starts out with a family budget.
“Last year, you earned $24,700. But you spent $37,900, incurring $13,300 in debt, and you were already $153,500 in debt.
So you say, “I promise I’ll spend $300 less this year!”
Anyone can see that your cutback is pathetic and that you need to spend much less.
Yet if you add eight zeroes, that’s America’s budget”
Politicians who normally go by their real names, elected empty suits, must be able to understand this. They fail to act on it because they’re politicians and not leaders. A Leader can see the problem and understand we need a solution. The solution is easy to see and understand. We must spend less and if possible bring more money in.
That leads to a different problem. When you spend less who will you hurt? Less spending may drive more people out of work, directly or indirectly some jobs depend on Federal or state spending. A big obstacle will also be the fact that part of the excess spending goes to sacred cows politicians have in place to insure their reelection. How to cut spending will be a difficult process that will involve some cold hearted decisions. Some of the cuts will be easy and will involve big dollars and should be done immedeatly.
Before this country got into the hole that it has dug for itself cutting some of the spending would have been easier and not required the cold hearted decisions that are required today. Elected empty suits have made commitments to unions and local, state, and federal, employees that the tax payers cannot meet.
Spending must be controlled, politicians can’t make that happen; Leaders can.
Revenue must increase without raising taxes. That is not as difficult as controlling spending. Leaders who understand business can create an environment that’s business friendly and encourages investors and entrepreneurs to invest and make money. When that happens jobs are created and businesses expand. As more money is made and more jobs are created that will increase the number of tax payers and more revenue is generated.
Government has to get out of the way and let the Free Market work its magic. As it stands now government is not business friendly and that must change.
The big problem is that politicians know how to get elected and Leaders know how to lead. We have to change that dynamic. We as voters must stop voting for politicians and start voting for leaders. Politicians think of the tax revenue as a tool for their reelections. They see the people’s money as a vehicle to spend to show the voters back home why they should be reelected. “I misspent the government money in our home town, so vote for me and I will do more of the same”. What they’re telling their voters is that I helped dig the hole our country is in, so please reelect me so I can dig the hole much deeper.
Leaders on the other hand will stand tall identify the problem, take action to correct the problem, but will have trouble getting reelected. That’s who we must vote for, we have to stop voting for politicians and start voting for people who promise us the moon and the stars.
When someone starts promising us something for nothing, they are planning to pick our pocket. Don’t vote for politicians and start voting for Leaders.
We have serious problems and we must solve them. Whoever is running for office has to know that and tell us that as they campaign.
We cannot allow ourselves to be fooled by the promise of a free lunch.
Vote carefully and vote for a leader not a politician!