Our journey toward the fiscal cliff began when the Federal, State, County, and City governments passed laws (decades ago) allowing them to give themselves a raise. What great security it is for the “takers” in our society to work for some government entity - eliminating any contributions to the economic “common good.” Once someone lands a government job it’s next to impossible to teminate them for incompetence or laziness and they will be on the public dole “Forever”. How many million government workers and nare do wells on government assistance have latched on to the pot of gold. Retired military, congressmen/women, postal workers, and others that are drawing huge pensions, free medical care, and other taxpayer funded perks for up to 50 years are more for a short stint in some gov’t job. After serving in the Army Active Duty Guard Reserve program for 8 years I resigned as a result of seeing men and women joining who couldn’t find a job but could sit behind a desk for 18 years or less and draw a taxpayer funded government pension for the rest of their life (50+ years in so many cases).
We, are the one’s who created this “fiscal cliff” by continuing to put people in office who espouse giving us what we want i.e. free phones, amnesty, free medical care, all the condoms you want, free abortions, food stamps, aid to foreign countries, and the one’s receiving the goodies are happy and the ones working and paying the bills are not.
Hoping the forum forgives me for my diatribe. God help us!