Are You A Fiscal Conservative?
Are You a Fiscal Conservative?
In today’s political climate, this is an important question to ask yourself. Now, this is not applying to your private life, but rather what you think about the government’s financial policies. The United States now currently has a national budget deficit of $1.1 trillion, a national debt of $11.5 trillion, and a government that keeps on spending. Every American should fear for their country right now, because we are an untenable path. With the economy in crisis, unemployment rising, and mounting bills we simply cannot keep recklessly spending money. If we do continue down this path, taxes will have to be raised and nobody wants that to happen.
The stimulus package that cost $787 billion and the $700 bailout for private companies is just the largest and most recent examples of what the government is doing with the money. These pieces of legislation, along with the pricey wars in Iraq and Afghanistan really put the deficit over the edge. President Obama and Democrats in Congress has made the deficit larger than every previous president COMBINED. They have only been in power for 6 months and look what has happened! Republicans under President Bush were no better and only recently rediscovered their fiscal conservative roots. If they ever get back in power, I only hope they realize they need to practice what they preach. There are two costly pieces of legislation coming down the pipe in Congress that will only make the situation worse. That is the proposed healthcare reform bill and the cap and trade bill.
Both bills will end up raising taxes on Americans, but also will end up costing the government billions of more wasted dollars, OUR DOLLARS. The government run healthcare system that Democrats are proposing is going to cost $1 trillion conservatively. The way to pay for it is to raise taxes on the rich, according to Democrats, but life is never that simple. Costs will trickle down to the middle class and eventually the government will have to pay for more and more of it. The cap and trade bill institutes an energy tax in every American and will cost us millions of jobs in the long run. Those companies may end up closing down or in need of government loans, which will cost us all so much more money. We need to think of future generations now and start practicing responsible money management.
If you agree with these concerns, you should consider yourself a fiscal conservative, at least on some level. So join the fight along with the rest of us and demand government accountability. Call your representatives and if that does not work, vote them out.
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