Go And Borrow No More
Doing a weekly column is somewhat like having a Sunday morning sermon to preach. Although doing a column is a shared process of taking life’s experiences and capturing them into a journey that can be shared with readers. I like to think that sometimes I’m taking each of you along wherever I go, and what I do.
Along those lines it takes considerable reading to be a writer and like a musician, one must continue to practice these skills. One of the greatest challenges about a regular column is the kernel of thought that sparks the mind and emotions that bring out our written or verbal communication.
Verbal comments can vanish quicker than the printed word; U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman got in trouble recently over some political statements about the president. Stated offhand, but going viral, he quickly apologized over statements about “birthing” and our sitting president’s patriotism.
We are responsible for our actions, speeches, words, columns and actions, and we would advise those in the public sector to not say it if you don’t mean it, and if you don’t mean it, don’t say it. However, in politics we need more people to speak up and take the heat for their beliefs, the time for compromise has passed, we all need to follow our beliefs on the future of America. If Coffman said it, he should have held his ground.
As I’ve stated before, the deficient spending has to stop and we can’t continue to borrow money from China to pay our bills. The funds that come from the federal government are coming from out of control printing presses and selling bonds to the Chinese. The other source of funding has been stealing the money from the Social Security funds that should have been saved for future retirement funds for the aging.
The economic fiber of America is broken and it needs to be fixed and we need a Mr. Fix-It. It appears to me that we have a Republican candidate in Mitt Romney who is a “fix-it” kind of guy. I see the Obama ads featuring people who lost their jobs because of Romney saving or closing companies when he ran Bain Capitol. The bottom line is he took the waste out of industries, cut payroll, and saved companies and resulting jobs. Boy do we need that in today’s federal economy.
This nonsense of the Obama ads playing to the middle class and waging economic class warfare is right out of the socialism concept of government. It failed in Russia, North Korea and Cuba. China is now moving rapidly to a free enterprise economy.
The belief of government doing everything for everyone is the way of big brother running our lives – including individual health care.
This election is about saving capitalism and the free enterprise system where every American has the opportunity to elevate their status through hard work and improving educational status. Scholarships abound for those who have good grades and aspire to higher learning.
Life in America has never been fair for all economically, some emigrated here with wealth, some came with a few dollars in their pockets, but this land reached out and gave everyone an opportunity of freedom to succeed or to fail. The poor became rich, time after time, year after year, which is still true today.
We need to streamline our educational systems, lower the cost of a college education using new technology and online classrooms. It is a crime that there is so much student loan debt for higher education that may not lead to any jobs.
America is drowning in debt and we need to swim out of this dangerous cesspool of wasteful spending. Coffman may have foolishly shot off his mouth, but what didn’t receive much press was his bill moving forward in Congress to bring our troops home from Germany, saving millions of dollars for America.
We have never had a “fair enterprise system” but we have had a “free enterprise” system and we should know the difference if we are to survive as a world power going forward.
What happens when China runs out of money and we can’t borrow anymore?