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The Time Has Come For All Americans To Step Up!

Our federal government is really in a bind. It has become so large now that it cannot fix itself, but that is what it tries to do.

Something that really drives me nuts is this notion that employees of our government must sell things to each other. The sheer amount of money and energy spent selling so called ‘good ideas’ and ‘personal agendas’ is overwhelming. But there are bigger problems.

Our government is broken. It is badly in need of repair. The only way to fix it is to cut off the money. Stop paying for it. Require the budget to be balanced and only spend what it takes in.

Will that be painful…yes! But what is the alternative, more government spending? I think not.

To get the conversation going, why don’t we push senior entitlements out to age 85 for everyone under 55 today and for those under 60 cut all the senior benefits in half.  Reduce federal government payroll costs by 25 percent with an immediate across the board pay cut, and cap federal executive pay at $125k for all government employees including the Congress. We must restore the civic duty of service and not continue to bankroll federal corruption.

It’s time for drastic measures America. We all need to step up. There is no easy way out. Government employees and Congress are incapable of fixing it from the inside. They lack the knowledge and the incentive. Reform can’t happen under the current spending arrangements and it won’t happen unless the American people step up.

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  1. Catherine
    July 8, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I agree with all of your excellent points, ESPECIALLY cutting the salaries of government employees. If this government wants to cap salaries of those in the private sector, THEY need to set an example in their own arena. However, I’m greedy. I want MORE initiatives taken to balance the budget and reduce the deficit. As some well known economists have concluded, a flat tax across the board i.e. 11.5%, will help pay down the deficit and in a couple of years we may actually see a surplus.

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