Debt is a powerful thing. It can help create the greatest nations in the world, and it can also be the cause of their destruction.
The American way of life went from "the pursuit of happiness" to "I'm not happy unless I have it now." The "pursuit" has been replaced by debt, which is fed by greed. The government begs us to consume anything and everything. It tells us that we can have an endless supply of debt as long as we spend and consume.
When we try to cut back and save our earnings rather than spend them, we are told that it is unpatriotic, and that we are the reason jobs are so low and the economy is still lagging.
When we have a federal deficit of over a trillion dollars, we should be prioritizing what the needs are before the wants. A deficit that large and we are informed that over 50% of taxpayers don't have to pay taxes. Big business is blamed for not doing their part and paying a larger share.
I find it comical that during tax-time, most folks that you talk to can't wait to file because they are going to get a big refund. Yes, because like mentioned before, over 50% dont have to pay taxes. When I wa young I was always under the impression that everyone was scared of tax season in fear of owing. Now, somehow, people are getting upwards of 7, 8, 10 thousand dollars. It's like Chrismas comes twice a year now.
Our government always seems to say they have an answer, but they are not very quick on acting on anything. Will they ever get their eye on the ball. Why does it always have to be about either special interests, re-elections, businesses, or unions? Why can't it just simply be for the country? Or for everyone? Why doesn't the government instill the the act of "pursuit" back into us rather than consume?
The United States is at the edge of the plank, about to fall in an ocean of debt, and there's no life jacket floating nearby. Wake up America.