The beast is our obese government. Its grown fat consuming even borrowed money from strangers we may never be able to pay it back. All programs and departments must be cut, some much more than others, but all none the less.
So far, no spending cuts have occurred, but they scream like an already stuck hog. It needs to happen very soon.
I mean actual cut backs from a previous year’s spending. Not just a slow down in the rate of growth. That’s what elected politicians call cuts. They mean slight cuts in the assumed rate of spending growth.
I mean actual cut backs in the cost of government programs and actual shrinking of the role and size of Federal government.
And, actual reductions in both the rate of individual taxation and the gross revenue available to the Federal government; and the elimination of business taxes which are just passed along to citizens in higher prices for goods and services.
We have tried to get them to control spending, but they clearly cannot.
We tried recently to limit their ability to borrow more money, they show little interest in paying back, but we failed.
A few have proposed a Balanced Budget Amendment, but even if it ever passed it will simply allow tax and revenue increases and no actual spending cuts greater than the planned growth rate.
Fewer still have proposed a Spending Limit Amendment. It could solve some of the problems, but it has no support even among elected fiscal conservatives in congress.
We must starve the beast until it looses its flab and much of its considerable girth. Only if they cannot get their hands on our money, or the authority to borrow ridiculous sums from anyone; will this slovenly beast lose weight.
We, the people, in order to preserve our more perfect union, must not fail to starve this beast.