American Dream on Life Support

The election is now 90 days away.  Before you decide if you are going to vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton it is time for some more common sense facts.

There has always been what has been known world wide as the American Dream.  But right now we have a government who is telling us that economy is the new normal and just what we should accept. Thereby killing the American Dream.

For those who may not understand just what the American Dream is I will be glad to tell you.  American was the land of opportunity, a magical place where if you worked really hard, took chances, got up after failures and kept fighting, then you two could rach your goals and dreams.  You were rewarded for all those sacrifices by prospering and taking care of yourself and family.  It is why you have a lot of people from other countries who come here.  But the fact is that in the current environment the American Dream is dead.

America has turned into a place where if you work really hard and do succeed you are punished by having to give more of your money to the government, yet if you are lazy and give them your vote you will pay hardly nothing to the government.  Now before you go off the deep end I am not saying that the poor should pay a higher percentage than those who succeed, but at the same time I do not think those who succeed should pay a higher percentage than those who are too lazy to work, or the lesser off.

No matter what type of economy you have, no matter Capitalism, Socialism or Communism there will always be the wealthy, middle class and poor.  There is no way around it, and there is no real way to have income equality.  It is mathematically impossible. Because you will have those who work harder to succeed in a Capitalistic society, compared to those with no drive to succeed. In Socialistic societies you have the government taking the majority of your money to spend it to take care of people. So in reality you are working for the government. In a Communist economy, you directly work for the government, and they will decide what, if anything, you get for doing it.

One simple fact is that in a Capitalistic society, you have to have the risk takers to actually create businesses, to create jobs. Employers are already matching both Social Security and Medicare taxes that come out of paychecks. So 7.65% of your gross pay is being paid by your employer, as well as the 7.65% that comes out of your check.  So if you are making $100,000 a year in gross pay, that employer is also paying $7,650 for you to earn that money.  They are also the ones taking the risk in purchasing the equipment for you to work with, the materials it takes for you make what you are making, and working to drive the sales of what is finally made. So likely they are having to pay for advertising, sales staff etc.  They also have to pay the utilities, because it is hard to build anything in the dark and with no power in most instances.  Then of course you have to have liability insurance on the business, the building itself, as well as state and local taxes to have the business.  So if they are willing to take those kind of risks, why should they not expect to make a profit for that risk and all that work that goes into it?

Now I know at this point some of you may be saying, well you have these billion dollar corporations who are making money hand over fist they should pay even more, or as is being called their “fair share”.  Well those companies did not open their doors on the first day and automatically have a billion dollar in sales. They did it through hard work, blood, sweat and tears, failures and successes.  There is a saying in business and sales.  If you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying.

Our government has a history in the last 20 years of spending a lot more money than they are taking in.  Why is that?  There are 319 million people in the US.  We all have to live on what we make or we are broke and homeless.  So why are the 535 people in the Congress and the President above that rule? On September 30, 1999 our National Debt was $5.6 Trillion. In the either years George W Bush was in office he almost doubled it to $10.0 Trillion. In the seven and a half years since, Barack Obama has almost doubled it again to $19.4T So in the last 16 years our deficit has gone up by almost 300%. So what is giving them more money going to accomplish?  They have proven they are not responsible when it comes to spending it. It has been almost like sending a teenager to the mall with Daddy’s credit card for the first time and telling them to have fun.

What we need to do as a country it to finally hold our government accountable. We need to take the power and the credit card back, because it is our children and grandchildren who are going to have to pay for it.  There should be a balanced budget amendment and we should not vote for any candidate who will not support it, no matter what party they are with.  We should also have the accounting firms of the top 5-10 businesses in the country to go through the entire budget of the United States do a full audit on it.  Anything not deemed necessary, and I am sure they will find hundreds of billions of pork that gets added to a lot of bills, they go away.  In that balanced budget amendment there also needs to be a provision that every dollar that it goes over, that directly comes out of the pay of the Congress and President, equally, until it is paid even to balance.

Right now we have more people on Welfare and Food Stamps than we have had in a very long time.  If you take the handcuffs from business, those people can go back to work.  Welfare was never set up to be something to live your life on. So as the jobs come back and are created, those currently just living off the system should be kicked off the system. That too will cut down the spending.  Again the welfare, social security and food stamps system and all the entitlement programs need to be gone over with a fine tuned comb and those who are getting any of those entitlements illegally should be held responsible, not just criminally, but financially. And the ONLY people who should have the ability to get any of those entitlement programs should be US Citizens who can pass a drug test.  If most people have to drug test for jobs, why shouldn’t they for entitlements?  Also the food stamp program should be run similar to WIC, where they are set up to buy healthy options. Food Stamps should never be allowed to use at a convenience store, fast food restaurant or similar because there is a lot of abuse that happens there as well.

The budget of the government needs to be run similar to how a business is run. Because there is no way a business could run with these deficits.

Just remember folks, it is those businesses who make this whole thing work, they bring the jobs, they bring the tax revenue to the government.  Without these businesses and people taking risks to succeed there are no jobs, no taxes, and no country.  So instead of asking businesses to pay even MORE money for the government to blow, why not charge them the same as everyone, a flat tax for everyone.  You drop the gas tax, alcohol tax, tobacco tax, property tax, sales tax, and all the rest of the hidden taxes and everyone pays one flat percentage.  Because if you make $10,000 a year, or $10,000,000 a year your responsibility to the government should not be any more, or any less, than any other citizen in this country.  The government at that point will have to work off the money they receive, just like families have to do at their kitchen table when working on the family budget.  The government will have to ask itself, can we really afford that?  If the answer is no, then don’t buy it.  Like American citizens, you may want that million dollar house, but you have to settle on that $150,000 house because that is all you can afford.  Our government should have to do the same.  With the buying power of the US Government, why does it seem like it is always shopping at Tiffany’s, when they can only afford to shop at Dollar General?

Now take this information and think about it.  Which candidate is more likely to tax less and spend less, and which candidate is going to tax more and spend more?  Do you think you deserve your money, or do you think the government deserves it? In 90 days you get to make that decision final, just know the future of the country is in your hands.


As always, comments are welcome.

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