quote:Originally posted by teyates:
No they should not just "suck it up and move on". We got in this mess by the large number of government handouts we have doled out over the years.
We have known SS will go belly up, there was no way to sustain it.
Right now is the time to say, no more SS. If you are younger than 50 years old, make other plans, cause it is not going to happen. Take your SS contribution and put it somewhere to make money for yourself, and require people to save for their retirement.
Stop bailing out all of these companies and their unions. Don't let them make promises they cannot fulfill.
Institute a fair tax plan that captures the taxes when the money is spent, not when it is made. This will allow us to tax those who are working in cash only businesses (prostitutes, drug dealers, used car dealers, etc) and capture what is essentially lost revenue.
Stop giving huge donations to other countries, most of which could care less for us. Help those of us at home first.
Encourage civic based organizations to help the needy (Salvation Army, etc) and continue to give tax credit for those donations.
Legalize pot and stop this ridiculous drug war. Freeing up much of the prison space, and effectively ending the border war with Mexican drug lords.
Continue Medicare and Medicaid for those who need it, but have an honest assessment of the individuals and see if they are truly capable of doing for themselvs. Have them work in community service positions in order to provide something back to the community. Make people respect what you give them, and let them think they are earning it.
The government has created this class ennvy that most of the liberal media is so obsessed with. They want you to believe that the rich eat caviar and sip wine while laughing at those in need. I am here to tell you that is not the truth.
Most of us, that you will consider "rich", struggle with bills, and college tuitions, and self employment issues such as health insurance each and every day. I pay plenty of taxes, and give plenty to charity. At some point and time you just throw up your hands and say it is not worth it any more. Why work and save for your retirement, when you know they plan to take it away and give it to someone else. It is a two edged sword. Like some have said before, you can sit idly by while they do it, but when they come for "yours" who will speak for you at that time? And don't worry, they will come for yours as well, as more and more people realize that there is no need to continue to try and do what is best for their family, the coffers get smaller and they have to go elsewhere to find the money to fund some of their ridiculous prjects.
Very good post!