"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Samuel Kercheval, 1816
Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy now that our nation is in debt for $16 trillion we can never pay? We could rephrase that statement and ask the question today: “How do we keep our rulers from burdening us with additional irreconcilable debt?” It is apparent they, the elected, are incapable of doing it themselves so the only choice is that we vote them out of office and give them the opportunity to manage their personal budgets, not ours. They have shown no will to exercise good judgment over the taxpayer’s dollars.
They are also destroying the wealth of the nation. Cash for clunkers immediately comes to mind. That one act single handedly destroyed billions upon billions of dollars. Those billions were assets of our nation and almost destroyed the used car industry. All thrown away as if it was yesterday's newspaper. If you couldn't afford a new car...you were simply out of luck. Hyperinflation will eventually settle in devaluing the dollar even more and making it virtually impossible to sustain any semblance of the life we have now. You cannot divest trillions of dollars into the economy and not expect these repercussions; it is inevitable. Those dollars will become worthless pieces of paper.
Come November you should know what to do. When it comes to those in office: Keep angry! Keep watch! Keep score! Keep involved! Keep voting, just not for them.
-- American, USMC Vietnam veteran and Freedom lover
10 October 2012 Semper Fidelis et Vigilo!