- Mar 2013
- Middle Tennessee
Ok, basic economics 101 for you. If we're to consider the national debt, we have to also consider the other factors. We right now have a national debt of about $23+ trillion. How did we get here? A large amount was added by recovering from a major recession, another part was because of all the expenses we have as a country.
Let me ask you this...how can we pay down out debt? Our country can tax us more like the old kings did throughout Europe. Tax us and make each citizen pay more leaving us with less to have and spend. What does that in turn do to our economy? Well, as a whole, we all have less to buy the things we'd like or need so it impacts our overall economy further because we have less money to spend. That in turn means that companies are making less from the lack of our buying and they are paying less in taxes each year to the government. That means the government will need to tax us more...on this broken record we see every year by too many ignorant politicians.
What's an alternative? Well, we have to make some hard decisions and dissolve those departments that are providing nothing of value to anyone. Consider the TSA. It's almost entirely run by the government and known to be one of the worst departments known to exist. On the other side of the coin, you have San Francisco Airport which is the ONLY airport that pays for it's OWN security group and they are easily one of the fastest and best TSA groups in the US. Why don't we privatize the Airport security? That cost and expense would allow us to save billions which could help us to pay off the debt faster. What about other groups and worthless departments? groups like the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Departments of Commerce, and Department of the Interior. Why don't we get rid of the departments that contribute little to nothing to any of us except overhead expense and instead privatize or allow the states to independently handle their own as it was intended?
If we went through and really dissolved all the departments that were and are utterly useless...we wouldn't need such a huge budget every year. We would be able to give tax cuts to individuals which in turn allows people to spend that money on things they need or want stimulating the economy and allowing the government to get more from the companies in tax revenue. It also will help overall to pay down the debt and reduce unnecessary spending.
Or we can keep creating more stupid and useless departments that will continue asking for more money every year and the national debt will climb every year. it's silly really. That's why I'm a republican, because I want smaller government and to reduce government control. Not to say republicans aren't responsible for making matters worse since it was Bush who created the TSA like a moron...just that as a whole, we need to stop this cycle now.
Simply privatizing a government service does NOT make the expense go away. Often they become MORE expensive and/or provide LESS service to the intended end user.