By Shelia Smith
October 18, 2010
How did Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain (PIGS) and Britain get into massive debt? By spending far more (on social programs) than these governments collected in taxes. There are solutions: The ratio could be reduced if our nation becomes like socialist France and tax citizens 60% (and still rising). The other option is to cut spending, halt any expansion of government, and prohibit adding more taxes, for programs like Cap and Trade. Historically, the more government collects the more it spends on expansion. More state and federal employees are hired with far better wages and benefits than the citizens earn who pay their wages.
All the states must unite in a single goal to remove all the politicians who continue to promise citizens more goodies while our debtors pound on our door and threaten to establish an international currency. Joe Miller, running for U.S Senator, and others like him, represent a new breed dedicated to cutting spending, weaning us off the Federal teat, and building a nation of independent, self reliant, and prosperous people. The state of Alaska and this country belong to we the people, not the self-serving, political elites in Washington DC. We hire them to work for us, not the other way around.
About: "Citizen of the United states for 6 decades"
Received October 18, 2010 - Published October 18, 2010
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