May 1, 2018
For the past year we have heard how an outsider didn’t have a chance running the United States of America if elected President. All commentaries from the big media outlets have blasted President Trump as inexperienced, racist, denigrating among a host of other slanted opinions.
Now we hear today Kim Jong In met with the leader of South Korea and announce they will end the war between the North and South. The President who could get this war to end happens to be an outsider with no political office ever held till the POTUS.
This has both parties shaking in their boots, If the president succeeds in all he promised on the campaign trail voters will no longer trust/need career politicians lying to it’s citizens each election cycle about what they will do for the country once elected..
For 50 years we have heard the same political speeches, then once elected the infamous, we can’t accomplish that goal, there is not enough support in the chamber.
Now we will wait and see just where President Trump will stand in history 20 years from now.
April 11, 2011
Late Friday night both sides of the political spectrum agreed to a resolution that would keep our government operating without fear of a shut down. Both sides emphasized “We will cut the budget.” to gain support from their base.
The problem is the cuts do not go deep enough to reduce the massive debt our nation carries currently. These cuts are a mere 36 billion dollars. Not much of a cut with the national debt looming at 14.3 trillion dollars. With these cuts Congress actually just stopped borrowing money for 9 days, that’s all.
Our nation currently borrows 4 billion dollars a day to keep this country afloat. China, Japan, and a host of other investors buy up our treasury notes put on the market daily for our government to continue to spend money on projects that we don’t have.
How can a nation sustain sovereignty if it continually spends more than it takes in? The bottom line is it can’t. How can a nation tell its citizens spending 5 trillion dollars a year is good for the economy and the nation with a straight face? Economics 101 tells us you can not borrow money to spend your way out of debt, it is impossible.
In order to return our country to fiscal sanity we must as a nation pay down our debt. Our elected officials must start working on solutions to the spending habits in the Halls of Congress instead of continuing to spend what they do not have. We need leadership in Washington, those who will make the tough choices regardless of how it will affect their re-election campaigns.