Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”
Our current president has added $5 trillion to our national debt, with no plan for repayment. He has run out of other people’s money (us taxpayers), but it doesn’t seem to slow down his spending.
He has almost doubled the size of the federal government with no plan on how to pay for it except to raise taxes. He has added 35 czars and over 10,000 new federal regulations while bypassing Congress.
He has raised each person’s part of the national debt to $50,000. That means my 4-year-old grandchild owes $50,000 because our federal government has spent his money.
There are thousands of ways to cut spending but that would make our federal government smaller, something a good socialist is against.
Here are just a few suggestions. Means test Social Security, block grant Medicaid to the states, eliminate the departments of transportation, labor, energy, commerce and education. All of these functions belong at the local level anyway. That’s close to $450 billion in savings that, according to our Constitution, should not be the responsibility of the feds anyway.
Oh, I forgot. The best way to get the federal government out of our lives is to elect a new president. ABO (Anyone But Obama).
George Mathews, Auburn