How far can you lean before you fall over? Stand up and try it. Find your tipping point. Yep, it’s difficult to recover once you reach that point. Sometimes you can’t unless one is there to break the fall. It is reassuring when you pass the tipping point to have one ready with the safety net. Whew, that was close!
To close for comfort. That’s where we are in America today. In this God blessed country we can still effect change at the ballot box but, how close are we coming to a stacked deck? Government is the largest employer in our country. We all know government workers. They are our neighbors, friends and family members. They are our customers. Good people. Well, I know I’ve painted with a broad brush there. Sure, there are always a few rotten apples in the basket. Government has their fair share of losers just like any organization.
The problem goes deeper than the fact of good and bad employees. It is a systemic issue. A bread and butter issue. As government grows their employee base grows. Government payroll grows. Government contracts to the private sector grow. Government benefits grow. Government pensions invested in the same markets where everyone else lost value are being bailed out. Now that’s a happy voter!
To these staggering numbers of voters we must add those receiving government assistance because of misfortune or because of generational subsistence and dependence. At some point the gravy train is hauling a larger percentage of US voters that any other sector. I have a problem with that.
Reducing the size of government shouldn’t be an us versus them issue. It’s a common sense issue. The ballot box works best when men are free from the shackles that bind them. Through generous government policies we are becoming dependants of the state. Perpetuating a broken system every time we vote our stomach and not our heart. Don’t cut my program!
We will not reduce the size of government without pain because it’s roots have spread and sprouted new growth everywhere you look. In landscaping any plant becomes a weed if it is growing outside of it’s established boundaries. It is time for some serious weeding. Have we tipped too far to recover? Only a conservative discipline at the ballot box this November will prevent us from tipping over. Get rid of the weeds because we are being smothered in government generosities. Shrink government while we still have the uncompromised vote and the will to do it.
Occasionally on the soap box,