Philosophical Musings

Philosophical Musings

Monday, August 13, 2012

Spend without raising taxes

One of the biggest problems i see in american federal govt today is spending.  The idea of spending.  Govt decides to spend on some project.  They don't have the revenue, but go ahead with the project.  How is that possible?  It is like they raise taxes without having to do it, as all govt spending is paid by taxes.  They are raising taxes by spending.

This is another way they bypass the taxpayers, & obligate us for some federal projects without appropriating the funds.  It's not like we're in a crisis.. a war for survival or something that requires us to spend on credit.  No, they could spend only what they raise, but don't.  They spend far more than they raise.. over $1T this year!  These numbers are huge.  They are also dangerous to us as a society, as they put our currency at risk, & threaten our national security.

But we allow them to continue to spend.  They do not seem to care about the fiscal stability of the nation.  What kind of public servants are these, anyway?  They think they are rulers, or a privileged elite, like party heads in a communist country, or nobility in a monarchy.  They think they can tell us 'how it is going to be', when it is us who should be telling them.

We in america need to learn how to vote.  We need to be more skeptical & critical of our elected officials, & fire them without mercy if they don't serve the basic interests of the country.  We have too many career politicians, who see public service like winning the lottery.  We have too many fast talking salesmen, conning us with absurd promises that we should never even consider or believe.  I would like to see more 'citizen' representatives.. people from regular backgrounds, not mostly lawyers & political science majors, who targeted politics from infancy.

We don't need any more 'rulers'.  We need public servants.

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