by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
Wonder of wonders... our inept government managed to give the American people a 38.5 billion minuscule and meaningless cut to a proposed one trillion trillion dollar budget.
So, putting this aside, the next big battle will be over raising the debt ceiling. Hopefully the rational among lawmakers will hold their ground and do some serious relection and very hard bargaining.
What we need to do to lower the debt ceiling. Force the Leviathan over blotted obese federal government to control it's insatiable appetite to continually go on gorging itself at the nations expense.
As a nation we need to accept once again two very basic concepts. First is to understand that self reliance is a virtue and that depending on the government to take care of you is a misguided and destructive course of action. Or better put, misguided course of inaction. Second is the absolute necessity to accept we must begin living within our means.
There are a few very simple solutions to our impending national crisis. Both the left and the right are going to crucify me for what I am about to say. But it must be said. So here goes:
- Reduce or discontinue all foreign aid
- Significantly reduce the Military Industrial Complex by cutting defense spending to levels that support ONLY our self defense requirements
- Restructure the welfare state so as to encourage and reward self sufficiency and self reliance
- Focus on fair trade rather than free trade that benefits our competition at the expense of the American worker and industrial base
That's it folks. Have at it as I am quite sure that there are many from both sides who are chomping at the bit to point out the many flaws in my short list of solutions. Please feel welcome to do so. Only by open and frank discussions will we ever solve our myriad of national problems.
Now to point out one of our national problems. Senator Charles Schumer, Democrat New York. I managed to listen through his tiring drivel. Having done so I must say it served to reinforce that which we as conservatives and Libertarians must resit as well as work hard and diligently to replace in Congress.
Cross posted to Rational Nation USA