The United States debt is about to hit eighteen trillion dollars. That is already far more than we can ever repay as a country as things are now. Click the debt clock link and watch those numbers roll! That debt equates to over $153,000.00 per tax payer! Understand this, when the federal government borrowed that money they did it by co-signing the loan with our collective names. If you are a tax payer, you really do, personally, owe those bond holders the 153 thousand dollars; yes, you. This is the gravest of responsibilities. This should bring out three reactions from us all right now.
Firstly, and I am serious about this, do not take any unearned money from the federal government, for any reason, not social security, not welfare, not health subsidies, not anything. The overwhelmingly main drivers of that debt are the entitlement programs. Before you make the claim that the money you have been paying into social security and medi-care is yours and you simply want it back, understand this brutal fact, it is gone. If your paid monies were still there, there wouldn't be a debt. If you demand that money "back", it will have to come from your children and their children through more taxes and even more borrowing. We must stand up as responsible, courageous adult men and women and face the world squarely and stop asking for handouts. If life is hard, so be it. God will give the hard worker, the honest laborer well deserved and indescribable rest and peace in the next life. To the lazy and dependent, He will exact a price for riding the backs of the producers.
Secondly, we must demand that congress shut down those entitlement programs now. They must not write another solitary check. We must make good on those bonds and the only way we will be able to do that is to divert all those entitlement funds into payback. If we don't then two things will happen. Our currency will fail and those entitlements will do us no good with worthless money. Upon that failure, the people we owe will demand payment through inflation, which is much more work on our part for far less return. In other words, they will take it out of our hides and they will claim our land. One way or the other, we will pay it back. We will be reduced to servitude.
Thirdly, we must not support politicians who seek our votes with these empty promises. If we vote for this, we will pay for it. There is no free lunch. Congress cannot produce goods and services. They can only produce ever more depreciating fiat money. If we receive any good from the government it is because they took those goods from someone else, by force. When we sit around and ask for aid, someone else suffers. There must be a profound awakening among our people. We must hold congress accountable for this debt as they have held us accountable for it. They must hear the resounding, "STOP THIS BULLSHIT AND PAY IT BACK, NOW!" from us.
I believe it is already too late. I believe that soon, our money will fail and we will be suffering for our collective foolishness. I believe that the United States will cease to be a world force. I believe that foreign military forces will soon claim authority over our peoples. I believe we will soon be held to account on this world and certainly in the next for every cent we took unjustly. I pray to our good God for mercy and I pledge with my sacred honor that I will not take a single red penny from my fellow citizens through that money whore we call the federal government, not ever! May God grant me courage and support, for I do this for love of Him and you, my fellow citizens. William C. Howe