Sunday, June 13, 2010

Three Dollars In Four Bucks Out

I read this week that our government is spending at the rate of four dollars for every three dollars collected in tax revenue.  That's just plain irresponsible.   The Feds know that but still spend more than what is taken in with no sign of resolve to stop the bleeding.  What are they, nuts?

How long would your household survive by spending like there's no tomorrow?  Most of us don't live that way.  Buck in.  Buck out.  For some of us it's five bucks in, three bucks out, two bucks in the bank. 

Then there's California.  Our elected officials in Sacramento think and act about everything other than how to balance a budget that's big time into deficit spending.  The Golden State, unless things change markedly, is going to hell in a hand basket. 

It's hard to find any sunshine in the news when other topics make the front pages.  Oil gushing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico floor.  The Gulf may never be the same. Public and private pension plans as well as Social Security are finding they're under funded.  Major American corporations struggling to stay alive.  Trade with China seems less about what American manufactures (and send to that country) and more about what comes here.  There's a huge disparity in trade.  Iran won't stop their nuclear machine.  The war we've taken on in the Middle East continues to take the lives of our men and women every day of the week.  I could go on and on and on...... I'll bet you could, too.   

Doesn't it seem that the whole world is going nuts?  Or is it me?  I used to laugh over the prediction that the world is going to come to an end in 2012.  Somehow it doesn't seem that far fetched anymore.

I'm just saying...... 


Sexy Tigerx said...

It's not you Bob, the world is going nuts or already has. I like reading what you write, BTW.

xoxo, crystal

DNA said...

I know you aren't on FB anymore, but I have pictures of the Florida gulf coast on there from our trip last year. You have no idea how depressed we are that the beautiful white beaches and turquoise water of the Emerald Coast will soon be no more. And for what price???? I really try to stay positive and hope that this whole nightmare will soon come to an end very soon. But to get through it all, I can thank my husband, who says you can get through anything with tequila!

La Roo said...

It's going nuts and you're nuts also. Don't worry you're in good company.
All of it is going to hell and what are we to do? Really?
I try to live as responsibly as possible. I don't trust what the government and the politicians have to say and they are running the show. Sure, we can stand up and make a one is listening. What do the common folk know?

BTW Like your new changes in the blog.

Enjoy what you have now, because who knows what tomorrow will bring.

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