We were watching the results of the election last night and during a commercial Donna turned to me and asked, “Would you die for your children?” of course I responded, would you? And naturally she gave the same response. The next question was, “then you would have no trouble giving $50.00 a month to reduce the national debt so your boys and all the children in the country would not be saddled by a debt which would just pass from one generation to another?
It started me thinking. How can we continue to ignore the irresponsibility of our time, how can we expect all that is given us by our children. How can we preach to our children responsibility when we go our merry way thinking someone else will bail us out. It’s going to be our kids, their kids and their kids and the way things are going we will stack up enough debt that it will be meaningless, our kids will start saying, “why, why should I care, the next generation can take care of it. Guess what, they can’t, we need to address the problem, the catastrophe NOW!
On the news this morning, the commentator brought up the countries debt clock, we, yes, WE are killing the spirit of our children. When they finally see the clock and it is not $15,000,000,000,000 trillion, (IT HAS ALREADY INCREASED EVERY SECOND, BY NEARLY $1,000) and by the end of the day we will be at nearly $16,000,000,000,000 trillion, but $20,000,000,000 and then $30,000,000,000 with no end in sight, of course the country may not even exist at that point, why would you even try, why would our children try?
NOW, I REPEAT, NOW, is the time to stop contributing to the problem and start being part of the solution. No where did FDR state that Social Security was owed to you, it was a safety net, he expected all of us to save for our retirement. When Medicare was introduced it was also a safety net, it was not intended to be our medical salvation. Of course no one thought we would be living this long or that advances would take place to extend our lives, but it has. WE NEED TO START GIVING BACK, NOT NEXT YEAR OR THE YEAR AFTER NEXT, BUT NOW.
My wife’s $50.00 a month may hurt many and maybe it should be gauged on total SS monthly benefit, starting at 1% for those receiving less then $800. Dollars a month and go up ½% for every $400. received. AND MOST IMPORTANT THAT THOSE FUNDS BE DIRECTED TO REDUCING THE NATIONAL DEBT AND THAT CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT CAN NOT TRANSPHER TO THE GENERAL FUND, CAN’T TOUCH IT. This would not be a mandatory contribution, it would be like a check mark for those who file income tax and all others asking for the deduction. (I haven’t figured out how that could be done, but there are a lot of idea people out there who are welcome to add their thoughts.)
Let’s start a grass root campaign NOW, to contribute to that debt which we apart of, a big part of. Let’s become a part of the solution and not a part of the problem. Let’s start today solving the problem. Don’t suggest to our congressmen or senators, they are apart, a big part of the problem. We need to tell them, we elected them, Republicans and Democrats alike, to pass a bill within 30 days, to simply do it. How, keep it simple, have the Social Security administration deduct that amount based on your monthly check as outlined previously and send a check every month directly to the Treasurer of the United States to reduce the National debt. I have no idea what that monthly amount would be, but what ever it is, it will be a start. AND AS THE INITIAL QUESTION “WOULD YOU DIE FOR YOU CHILDREN?
” START BY SAVING OUR CHILDREN FROM THE CASTASTROPHY WHICH WILL SURLEY KILL OUR SOCIETY, OUR COUNTRY.