The greatest problem with Democracy is that the people get the kind of government they deserve.
Seems to me that in general “we” have been voting in our own personal selfish interest for most of the past twenty or thirty years. Individually we want all the government services that benefit us personally but do not want to pay for any service that might benefit some else but not us.
Better yet, let’s vote for a new service and pay for it with debt - let someone else pay for it some time in the future.
Folks, the credit cards are maxed out. The bills come due NOW.
The CBO recently projected current trends in Federal expenditures and revenue to 2010. If absolutely nothing changes - all passed legislation becomes affective as passed, no new expenditures are made and no new revenue sources are created - AND the overall economy recovers to robust growth by the end of this year (like that’s going to happen); in 2010 80% of all projected Federal revenue will be spent on payment of national debt, Social Security and Medicare.
Figure it out: that leaves only 20% of all revenue for everything else, including Defense and Security.
Mea culpa. Of course 2010 above should uniformly read 2020, Late night, long day, old eyes.<<