Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What is wrong with the Government today...loaded question huh?

I know we are in financial trouble.  You  know we are in financial trouble.  Have been for years.  Why is it that NOW governments across the U.S. are looking for ways to cut expenses.  As far as I'm concerned, governments are the custodians and guardians of...well, us.  They take our money through taxes for services like firemen, police, trash pick up and what have you.

Then when a financial crises arises what do they do, they cut those services to those who have paid in more and can least afford the cuts.

Education: our future, instead of cutting funds they should be adding to them.
Elderly:  what do you expect these people to do, die and free you of any responsibility.
Public Safety: the less police and firemen around, the more crime.

The cuts the Federal and some State governments are proposing just highlights the differences between the haves and have-nots. 

Those that have can live where they want.  Those that have-nots, live where they can.
Those that have can afford good food for themselves and their families.  Those that have-nots feed their families what they can afford, and it's rarely good.
Those that have can afford to send their kids to good schools. Those that  have-nots are lucky to send their kids to school with the basic necessities.

I heard in high school that Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, used to live on 10 percent of his income.  He gave the rest of it away. He was no Secret Millionaire, he was just a good man.  To bad all those haves of today are no where near Ford's generous nature. 

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