A friend sent me an email that posed a couple of questions that I’ve been mulling over for a while now. They were actually raised by Charlie Reese in his column. What were these questions, you might ask?
1. If both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
2. If all politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
I can answer these questions in two words: job security. Oh, not job security for me or for you. No, I’m talking about political job security.
Politicians buy votes with promises that eventually require money. Politicians create programs that hand out just enough money to keep people hanging on…not because they really are getting enough to pull themselves out of poverty, but because they are afraid to let go.
Politicians also love to come back to their districts and show everything they have done for their peeps. Those things 100% of the time required them to spend money.
So….having said all of this, I have a proposal to make…I’d like My politicians to come back to My district and tell me how much money they have SAVED! I’d like My politicians to come back and tell me how much money the did NOT spend.
And finally, and I know many of you will disagree with me, I’d like My politicians to come back to My district and tell me what programs CAN be cut as we try to dig out from under this mess that was created 100% by My and Your POLITICIANS.