As you embrace this July 4th Independence Day remember to celebrate your 1st amendment right to VOCALIZE YOURSELF.
One of our cherished freedoms is the right to petition our elected officials to address grievances, request actions, and our right to speak out and vote to change that which we don’t like or what isn’t working.
Vocalizing Yourself is more than just exercising your vocal system and speaking or singing. It is your own expression, opinion, and feelings about issues that exist in your daily life. It is interactions with family, friends, occupation, community, and governmental interactions.
This Independence Day I think WE THE PEOPLE should relieve ourselves of dependence on debt financing to fund the Federal Government. We currently owe over $20 Trillion and growing by the minute. This works out to about $63,000 (and growing) per person on top of mortgages, auto, credit cards, student loan, and other forms of debt.
We spend about $12,000 per year per person to operate the Federal Government but we only collect about $9,000 in taxes. This all means that you and I each owe $63,000 and it is growing by $3,000 a year. Oh Yes, the recent tax cuts are adding another $3,000 a year or so to your share of this debt.
HAS YOUR PAYCHECK INCREASED PROPORTIONATELY?
WHY DO WE THE PEOPLE, WHO HAVE SO MUCH, HAVE TO KEEP BORROWING MONEY JUST TO PAY OUR OWN WAY?
HOW DO YOU INTEND TO PAY YOUR SHARE OF THIS DEBT?
Over the past 50 years we have operated with a balanced budget in only 6 or 7 years. Neither Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, or any other political party has demonstrated any form of fiscal responsibility over the past 50 years. It’s not just “CUT SPENDING”. It also requires true tax reform to support our required spending. I believe that WE THE PEOPLE need to help take care of each other in a fiscally responsible manner. Perhaps the greatest threat to our security and future existence is the over burden of debt.
I say WE THE PEOPLE should BALANCE THE BUDGET and include a long term, gradual repayment of the existing debt in the annual budget. This requires true reform of an inadequate and irresponsible taxing system. In honor of my right to VOCALIZE MYSELF on this Independence Day I offer this song as a petition to Congress and The President to please