We The People Are to Blame, Not Politicians
Walter E. Williams has an excellent commentary this morning about where to assign blame for our nations debt. It's an opinion that I agree with 100%.
The reality is; if WE THE PEOPLE really want the deficit reduced and really want the federal government to live within its means, then WE THE PEOPLE are going to have to suck it up and stop demanding federal (borrowed) dollars for every little thing.
Our state and local governments are going to have to stop relying on federal money for local projects and start building up our own rainy day funds for when disasters strike.
WE THE PEOPLE are going to have to stop choosing who we support based on how much money they can bring home from Washington.
WE THE PEOPLE are going to have to demand our politicians do the right thing and stop worrying about appeasing every little special interest group who all have ONE thing in common and that is to get as much money out of the public treasury as possible.
We can start by electing politicians who are brave enough to bluntly state that their goal is to cut federal spending and their districts attitude in Washington will be "hand outs? We don't need no stinkin' federal hand outs! we stand on our own two feet and take care of ourselves!!".