Tipping Point

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,



About jingeorgia

Searching high and low no matter where i go it always seems the same: shades of grey. Or, was that gray?
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6 Responses to Tipping Point

  1. Beth says:

    Excellent post J.

  2. john says:

    JYou hit the nail right on the head. The politicians are so busy arguing among themselves that the country is now being run by the various agencies. Look at what the EPA is trying to do, Ed dept. and the list goes on. The bureaucrats thumb their nose at most of us. then they use the entitled mind set you mentioned as a form of the bully pulpit. We nedd to figure out a way to get government back as a public servant, a servant that works for the people.Great points.

  3. -Grumps- says:

    Voting party change of government really doesn’t seem to make much difference. If thangs isn’t going wrong in one direction, they’s goin wrong in ta’other. Just seems to be the way of it. I believe what we need along with revamping of the manner in which government does it’s business, is an complete, and total restructuring of our economic climate. Spawned by greed, the spread between the haves, and have nots is far to great, and for large part, responsible for unemployment on a global basis.

  4. Rhapsody says:

    Tipping point huh…won\’t even try only gonna fall and bust up mah face….Heavy topic here, real though and very close to the heart of the matter……i could say more but that would take all day….have a great weekend…

  5. J says:

    j2Grumps, Haves and have nots comprise the citizenry of every government. Fortunately in the US we have a constitutional right and responsibility to disregard an imposed fate. It would be a sad commentary for history to record that American apathy was her downfall.

  6. john says:

    The haves and have nots is the very essence that Lenin used when he went to Russia and look where that ended up.

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