Here we go again, those folks in DC. are at it again. President Obama extends tax cuts for 2 years because Republicans were holding the American people hostage. His words not mine, hostage. I applaud the fact he extended the infamous olive branch to work on a deal that will keep the government functioning through the lame duck session.
However, it appears as if the ultra liberals are furious with his decision. All day on the news they bashed him as too weak, no backbone, caving in to the rich, and not the President we elected that was going to raise taxes on the rich. He has divided his base once again and why? He made concessions to try to do the right thing.
As we have stated numerously on the Patriot Express Radio show “we don’t need more taxes, we need less spending.” ” We need a government that will work to cut the fraud and waste in every entity of our bureaucracies across the nation.” Stop the waste and we reign in the uncontrolled deficit spending.
I was talking to a retired military pilot today who said he once believed in the balanced budget amendment but now he is against it. He wants to have the military a separate budget so they get the funding they need without cuts that will weaken our defense. I asked him how long he served for a barometer of the depth of knowledge he had on military spending.
He was a fighter pilot for 23 years. I asked if he saw any fraud or waste in his 23 years there? He stated he saw the 500 dollar hammers and the waste. As a matter of fact he stated “I was told to take my jet out for a four-hour flight anywhere with a tanker following me on several occasion. ”
I stated I have friends that were in Viet Nam where every month new supplies would be flown in only to be placed in the middle of a field to be blown away by a few explosives from the tanks on base. This happened and is still happening today so the military doesn’t loss their budget.
The conversation went on and I explained on paper that approach looked good but the problem is the military has to spend the funds appropriated each budget or they lose it the next time around. We need to make sure the budget is never cut even when a surplus exists at the end of the fiscal year. The military protects our borders and we need the strongest and the best with no compromising on their needs.
The issue isn’t increasing our taxes to pay for things our Representatives want, the issue is to cut the fraud and waste so we spend our tax dollars wisely as a CEO of any business would or should be doing to spend what they need and ultimately make a profit. Our Congress spends the money then taxes the individuals and Corporations without having strict guidelines or rules on how to spend the money more efficiently.
We can balance the budget without raising taxes if the American Citizens would go to the polls and vote for individuals that will represent their wishes and not those of special interest. Remember your vote counts each election. By not voting you’re allowing those in power to remain in power. We can do better.