The reason why the post office is having problems, they are not allowed to have a cash surplus. Any profit the post office makes has to be turned over to the federal government.
Like all other federal programs, the post office has been raided to fund other projects – military, welfare, food stamps, foreign aid,,,.
It’s not that the post office is broke, its federal governments out of control spending that is the problem.
The United States is bankrupt, and its just a matter of time before the bill is due.
Instead of making companies like google and exxon pay their fair share in taxes, the government gives tax breaks to corporations, taxes the middle class, then bankrupts programs like the post office.
Our roads are falling apart, the US is lagging behind on internet access, our standard of living is declining, social security and social security disability are going broke, and now the government is cutting out saturday delivery of the mail.
What if I told you there was a group out there that was undermining our national security? A group that was working together to weaken the nation and to drive us into debt. Well, its really two groups that work together. One group is the giver, the other group is the receiver.
After I tell you about these two groups, what would you be willing to do about it? Would you be willing to change the way you vote?
The two groups that are working together are the liberals, and the people on welfare.
Lets start at the root of the problem, and those people are the liberals. These are the democrats, the people who think social programs such as welfare, government oversight, food stamps, public housing,,, are good ideas.
Lets not forget that bill clinton signed free trade agreements into law.
So not only do liberal democrats think putting people on the public dole is a good idea, but sending our jobs overseas is a good idea also.
Who pays for all of the social programs such as welfare and food stamps?
Its not the poor paying, they dont have any money.
Its not the rich paying, because they can buy influence with the law makers.
Before we begin, I want to make it clear that there is a difference between someone who refuses to work, and someone who can not work.
The system should help those who can not work.
The system should not help those who are too lazy to work.
My wife and I had a friend over last night. As we were talking, the topic slowly turned a certain person that we know, how people abuse social security disability and welfare abuse. The discussion turned to a 18 year old lady, who is drawing social security disability, is pregnant and not married.
The person claims they are disabled because they are bi-polar. With so many job opportunities out there, surely there is something they can do. Why cant this person stock groceries, dig ditches, cut grass,,,, preform some job service that is not affected by her disability.
There is unrest in the streets, the people have had enough, our government is corrupt, our factories are closing, our jobs are shipped to china, price of food is going through the roof,,, how much more can we take?
I think if we continue on the current path, the number of people drawing social benefits, and the number of people out of work will drive this nation to a breaking point.
Local governments will not be able to raise enough tax dollars to support themselves, but the people will continue to demand schools, social programs,,,, until something has to break.
I think there are 2 factors working against the US, free trade and too many social benefit programs.
Free trade – as more and more factories are closed and shipped to china, there are 2 profound effects.
1 – the tax base is shifted to the people. Instead of a factory paying property and school taxes, that tax burden is shifted to the people.
2 – lower wages. As the factories are moved to china, people will have to either be retrained, or take a lower paying job.
The people go through a cycle of lower wages -> higher taxes -> lower wages -> higher taxes. Until finally the government can not meet its financial obligations. If you want an example, take a look at Texas and California. California would rather take care of its illegal immigrants, then to kick people off the system.
Social benefits – my personal opinion, the US government has fostered a sub-culture of people who think they are entitled to food, free health care and a place to live.
My wife and I have a friend works for as a teacher for a local school. When the teacher asked the students what they wanted to do with their life, one student raised his hand. The student said he wanted to be like his grandfather and his dad, and get his monthly check in the mail. In other words, this child was looking forward to living on welfare, just like his dad and grandfather have done.
What kind of society are we when we allow generations of people to receive social benefits?
Instead of sending people on welfare to college and getting them off the system, our government fosters a culture of people who suck the tit of the government for as long as they can.
The tipping point
The US will be facing a turning point in the near future because of the baby boomers retiring. The baby boomer generation worked their whole lives, paid into social security, and now deserve to reap the benefits from their labor.
Opposite of the baby boomers are the people who never worked a day in their life, and expect the same benefits as the people who paid into the system for decades.
We can not have it both ways. We can not have people working their entire lives, and people who never worked drawing the same government benefits.
When both groups (the workers and the non-workers) try to draw benefits, something will have to give. Either the government will have to revamp the US social benefits programs, or taxes will have to be raised, or the federal reserve will have to print more money.
More then likely, the federal reserve will fire up the printing press and print more money that is not backed with anything.
I look for election 2012 to be the year that serious issues are brought the the forefront of the debate. Hopefully this will be the year that the US faces the problems that have been ignored for decades. But like an infection, you can only ignore it for so long.
When I was in school, we were taught about the great depression, what I was not taught was that people rioted in the streets. Much like what we are seeing today, the same thing happened in the 1930s. People are angry, and have had enough.