How do we stop this insanity? The things we must do to resolve the problem are painfully clear – reduce spending and increase revenue in order to pay off the debt. Although the things we must do are obvious, the path to follow gets very treacherous. How do you remove or place in remission a malignancy of the size and scope of the federal government without killing the nation? Obviously, citizens of the “Nanny State” must be slowly weaned off the dole. Yet, I cannot see this happening under current circumstances because voters have learned they can vote their way to prosperity. As I have mentioned before, this scenario is reminiscent of two coyotes and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
Without doubt, our nation cannot continue to pander to an ever-increasing welfare populace on borrowed money. As long as we pursue the idiotic economic policies of the past and are unwilling to address the problem, we are assured of going over the proverbial fiscal cliff. If our fate is to be “cliff jumpers,” then rebuilding our nation from total economic collapse may be the only way an entitlement-minded populace can accept fiscal responsibility and save America.
Larry M. Jones is a retired Navy commander and aviator who raises cattle and hay in the Brock/Lazy Bend part of Parker County. Comments may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.