This is what I love about the government. Seriously, I’m not the greatest business owner, but compared to the government I’m the photo of fiscal responsibility.
According to this guy, the head accountant for the feds, we’d all have to pay $400K to the government, today, just to get out of the mess we’re in. You got $400K laying around?
Personally I think this is the biggest crisis facing America, because I’m afraid the American people won’t be strong enough to stomach the measures that will get us out of the mess until they’re forced to by extreme circumstances. Like the guy says, if a company were run like the government somebody would be going to jail.
Good heavens, it’s almost enough to make you vote for Ron Paul.
Seriously, this is going to get to the point where somebody in the government is going to have to come along and say “You know that Social Security program? Sorry, it’s gone. Nobody gets anything. Medicare? Also gone. From now on it’s your problem. You can’t pay for it? Go talk to your family, go talk to your church, but don’t bother us at the government because we can’t help you. Oh, and United Nations? We’re not putting any more money into you. And to heck with you environmentalists, we’re drilling for oil everywhere we can find it. Global warming might kill us in a hundred years, but if we don’t fix our more immediate problems we’ll all be dead long before then.”
You know, that doesn’t sound half bad. But if people really want to fix the problem, how about electing a president who has experience taking bankrupt, messed up organizations and turning them around? Somebody who knows how to cut costs and make tough decisions. Anybody know someone like that?