Yes, I know school is about to start and you have a million dollars to spend on supplies because we all have to buy everything now. Funny (NOT!) we all have to balance our checkbook but the government doesn't. Yet they expect us to pay for their lack of control.
Here's the Debbie Vaughan plan for reducing not only the nation's budget but getting rid of a lot of worthless baggage in the process.
Make every position in in federal govenment from the President on down--honorary. That was the way it was intended. They are our "servants." No pay checks to the already fat cats in Washington, no paid health care, no lifetime pension, no bodyguards from now until the twelfth of never.
Can you hear the zeros falling off the debt?
Stop sending our jobs and our money to other countries. We need to address the problems in our own country: unemployment, homelessness, hunger, lack of medical treatment, greedy insurance companies. You know the issues.
Our infrastructure is falling apart. We need roads, and bridges and Lord knows what. Bring our troops home from the countries that have never been and never will be at peace. Give them the job of "protecting our homeland" by repairing and rebuilding here at home. It would save money and lives. I support our troops in all that they do. I do not support the officials who send them into harm's way in a useless task.
I'm not normally a political person but there comes a time when a person must say, "Whoa! Enough foolishness and greed. Our poor, ill and homeless are growing while the Washington Fat Cats get fatter and richer. They are there to serve US, not themselves. Perhaps they need a reminder of that. Let them live like most of the population lives--hand to mouth. I for one am sick and tired of paying for their mistakes.
See? That's what happens when you piss me off and give me a soapbox to stand on.