Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Quick Note on the Budget

So, I'm a firm believer that you shouldn't complain about something unless you offer a better solution.  To do so typically makes things worse and never really promotes any change.  That being said, I also believe that we rarely settle on the "best" solution, therefore, there are usually better solutions out there to be provided by the responsible complainers.
I just wish that those people that feel it necessary to tear apart every budget proposal that gets presented would offer their own.  Wouldn't it be nice if someone could explain how not making any cuts would balance the budget?  Our current deficit is around $1.5 Trillion . . . that's $1,500 Billion . . . that's $1,500,000 Million ($1.5 Million Million) . . . or $1,500,000,000,000 . . . or roughly $5000 for every man, woman, and child  that currently lives in the entire United States . . . that's just the amount that we're spending MORE than the amount that we're bringing in.
In addition to that, even if we were to balance the budget, we still owe over $14 Trillion . . . or roughly $45,000 for every man, woman, and child in the country.  Let us assume we get a great deal on the interest rate of only 4%.  That's over $500 Billion per year in interest alone.  So even if we were to balance our budget 100% right now, this instant, we'd still have to come up with $500 Billion per year just to maintain the debt.  So our realistic budget shortfall right now is around $2 Trillion . . . or around $6500 per person in the country.  Again, that's just to keep the debt from growing any larger.
The entire budget for the Department of Defense is substantial.  How much would you cut?  What would you defund?  Let's say we shut the entire thing down.  Just get rid of it.  We wouldn't be fighting any wars, we wouldn't be funding the evil "Military Industrial Complex", we wouldn't be "slaughtering innocent women and children", and we'd be completely defenseless.  In addition to that "wonderful" situation, we'd still need to cut billions of dollars from this year's budget just to keep from growing the debt any more.  What would be your next cut?
It's time to wake up and realize that this ridiculous dialog needs to end.  We need to stop spending money like we have it and start making the cuts now, this instant, in all of the unconstitutional programs that are destroying our country.
All of your social programs are going to end one way or another.  You can either choose how it happens and still have a country to call home, or you can watch them end, without warning and without any control, when our economy collapses.  WAKE UP, PEOPLE!

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