Ever since FDR initiated his “New Deal”, our country is being converted from a Republic to a Socialist State. The Democrats (and increasingly the Republicans) realize that there is an ever-increasing portion of society that favors income redistribution, which leads to votes and then re-election.
Is Socialism best for the country? I would argue not.
Our founding fathers took great risks to break off from the tyranny of England, to ultimately form a government based on the primary principle of liberty. But the taxes imposed upon the colonists pale in comparison to what we face today; and it ain’t going to get any better.
Just as happened to the Madoff Ponzi scheme, the government’s Ponzi scheme will eventually crash and burn. Yes, all of the money which is confiscated from our paychecks in the form of FICA taxes is currently funding not only current Soshsecurity (ala Harry Reid) payments, but also is funneled into the general fund, and ends up financing the pork that keeps Congress Critters in the House and Senate. There is no such thing as a seperate Social Security fund.
I can go on and on, but I think you get the point.
The solution is rather simple, and contains 2 parts:
1. Line item veto power to the POTUS.
2. Term limits for all elected offices, INCLUDING the House and Senate.
The line item veto will allow the POTUS to get rid of needless expenditures that the greedy thiefs slip in, which have absolutely nothing to do with the original bill. Since the purpose of having 3 branches of government is to keep each branch in check, (for those of you educated in the Publik Skoolz, the three branches are the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial), line item veto is very appropriate.
Term limits will prevent any one person from gaining too much power and influence, which will even the playing field, thus making our government truly representative, rather than having career politicians making decisions based on politics, rather than on what is best for the country. If term limits are good enough for the President, they certainly should be good enough for the House and Senate.
But I won’t hold my hand on my ass until either of THESE happen…