Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Fiscal Wake Up Call

This morning's City Paper (when are they going to allow normal linking????) opines this morning about the federal budget.

...David Walker, the U.S. Comptroller General and head of the Government Accountability Office.
“It’s getting worse every second, every minute, every day,” Walker told the crowd plainly.
Put simply, America’s spending is on a trajectory to far outpace its collected governmental revenues. (snip)

What is needed is a cultural reversal in the way our government looks at its own budget and the benefits promised to too many Americans for our actual tax base to sustain.

What we need is a cultural reversal in the way our CITIZENS look at the government budgets. We've got politicians trying to pander to various interest groups---the CP has got that right. When anyone dares to speak the truth about the limits of government and suggest personal responsibility the speaker isn't congratulated for clear, common sense thinking, he is vilified instead. The mob will have their way.

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can
only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote
themselves largess out of the public treasury."
- Alexander Tytler

No comments: