So today is my birthday, and my “mojo” or “holiday spirit” has been lost. No it wasn’t because I had to wake up at 4:30 this morning. It wasn’t that I had to wear mismatching blue colors all day and drive people to the hospital. And today that is all it felt like I was doing. No it wasn’t the fact that I am working until tomorrow at 6:00 pm. It is simply that I figured out that we are screwed.
Our country is massing up humongous amounts of debt, and it almost looks as bad as my credit card did this Christmas. I looked over the “budget” that is getting pushed through a “Republican” Congress. Today of all days I decide to do that, and on my Birthday I make up a huge spreadsheet document about the budget. It shows totals per department, deficits, and the ever rising debt. It then continues on to interactive parts so that you could start budget cuts multiple different ways with different amounts across the board. The more I made this spreadsheet, and the more I played around with it, the more I felt like something was shoving a boot somewhere where I don’t like it. I constantly tried to find ways to cut spending reasonably and balance the budget in a reasonable time. I found out that if we do a flat cut of 16%, the our budget is projected to balance in 2023 which is frightening. There is so much that could happen between now and then.
But what really bothers me about this is that our “Republicans” didn’t want to balance the budget. Senator Rand Paul(My man if you did not know) proposed an amendment to the “Budget” resolution. This amendment would have balanced the budget in 5 years. This amendment was thought to be great but the “Republicans” shot it down. They believed this amendment would pull attention away from getting the resolution passed because this resolution would lay the way to repeal ‘Obamacare’. The amendment also still contained what was needed to repeal ‘Obamacare’. Simply put, people want what is going to make them look good, not what is good for everyone. Call your member of Congress, and ask if they are fiscal conservatives?
P.S. I am a terrible blogger. You might as well just leave the blog now because reading one thing is good enough. Because I just probably wont post one for another 2 weeks. Thanks for reading. Smell you later.
“Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity, and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever will do good.”
– John Adams