... and here we are austin20. My late dad told me that there is no free lunch. Too many people think that "free" stuff from the government is free. While it is said often that the government has no money - it's taxpayer money. There should be an asterisk added. The government just prints more currency. Naturally, that just makes the value of the dollar worth less. The result is what some call inflation. 😕
If anyone on this forum had a say about the free govt covid tests sent out ..speak up. I do know I did not have a say how the govt spends their money. It is Their money not ours they spend .
Sounds like your father was a smart man.
TANSTAAFL Somebody eventually has to pay. Bob
None of us have a say how the govt spends their money. They may send out toilet paper to everyone.
I use to chuckle when at a church meeting the parish members would ask how much money the church had. I would reply... Church will be open on Sunday. Once the church members put that money in the plate it becomes the Churches property. Same with our Govt. Tax money is collected, and it is spent for defense , entitlements , whatever and folks have no say.
So true, but sadly too many sheep who just keep taking. Maybe they don’t have children or grandchildren or maybe they don’t care about them. Not sure how they justify it in their minds
Totally out of our control.
Sheep taking would be the needy....?
I for one worry much more about the dismemberment of our US Constitution and resultant loss of freedom than the national debt. Yes there is a correlation between the two but its the Constitution that gives us our freedom.
Irresponsible and malicious government give us the debt.
I like the analogy of sheep and wolves. People need to be reminded our government is supposed to be a Republic not a Democracy. A Democracy is two hungry wolves and one fat sheep voting on what they will have for dinner.
Our Children and their Children will be paying for mistakes made by our govt.
I agree select-fire and others. I won't live long enough to see how bad this will turn out. My boys are in their 50's and may see some hard times. I have grand-kids and great grand-kids and they will have a life nothing like ours as it is now.
It IS in our control. Quit voting idiots into office that give away "free" stuff. If people would vote with their MINDS and not their FEELINGS or trying to have the 1st this that or the other in office. SMDH
Like people who do not need to be on the dole asking for free Covid test kits?
Participating in an out of control government welfare program perpetuates it. Pot/kettle, well you know the score.
would it not be wonderful if the government was controlled by the people for the people
and the people told the politician's what they wanted ...Oh wait thats what its supposed to be as countless people gave all to get it but it has turned into a elete group of self gratifying POS telling us how to live and what's good for us with no accountability on there part
in a real world ( make believe now ) the people could decide what to spend there tax dollars on by voting not some POS own personal view and pocket lining
just a wild guess on my part but pet projects , illegals , free crack pipes , billions to help the homeless and trillions to help all the other country's and endless grants to study countless things like the mating habits of earth worms or why it snows would not be funded to name a few 🤨 will add any politician who so much as stray's or trys to redefine from the sworn oath of upholding the law and constitution would be removed from office that day no ifs ands or butts even jail time for doing it
Even an ordinary guy like me has noticed by following stories about rising and falling stocks in the marketplace, that our nations medical care system is NOT at all about saving lives or keeping people HEALTHY.
It IS all about making certain people WEALTHY! 😡
They couldn't care less about us..in case anyone hasn't noticed..we are being replaced.. every damn day..
we are like sheep and the Lord is our only good shepherd
he is the one we will answer to
As I said before non of us control the govts budget and how they spend their money.
When a people thinks of a government spending ‘their money’ instead of ‘our money’, the battle is lost.
There is no battle. This great country gives the same opportunity to all. In fact I can only vote for folks that see the same vision. Those that complain and moan need to spend more time concentrating on how they can become more successful and stop worrying about what they have no control over. That is still the American Dream. That theory has worked for the Wife and I clear into retirement.
There should be no such thing as a career politician. They keep running,we keep sending them back.We reep what we sow.
People need to be responsible for themselves and not take handouts just because they are “free from the government”
Nothing from the government is free
The government is only as good as it's citizen are and frankly that's the bottom line.I would prepare accordingly for it's dictator time before long. The system always rots from the head.
Well the govt makes it mind up to give away FREE stuff someone has to take it.
And someone has to pay for it...
Ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
Again... someone is going to get it. Not the peoples choice how the govt. makes a decision.
Just do a google search.. plenty of free money from business loans to grants online from the Govt.