Oct 222013

When has an entitlement program ever been discontinued in America? When has an entitlement program had its benefits cut in half? When has an entitlement program had its benefits cut by 25%? I believe the answer to all three of these questions is “never” but I’m asking my readers for input. Do you know of one or more example? Or just one?

In the last 30 years, entitlement programs have grown dramatically. Yet, we, the people, never turn one off. What does this mean for the future?

Its time to find one that we can reduce by 50%. Just one. You have to start somewhere. Borrowing 40 cents on every dollar the USA spends is a recipe for financial decay and disaster. Some people seem to think this is magical “government” money that is simply printed. It is not. It is our money, collection simply deferred.

Unlike some, I am optimistic it can be done if you start in one place. The Republicans want to take on every battle simultaneously and that is a non-starter. The Democrats want to buy more votes — why not — it is working. Lets fix one thing in Washington.

I.M. Optimism Man

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