Hello, hellooo! Is anybody out there? Are Americans paying attention to what our politicians are doing? Is the American public awake, or have we fallen asleep on the eve of destruction or an unlikely reconstruction? Our politicians recently passed a stimulus bill, which not one authorized voter in Congress confessed to have read.
If no one read the Stimulus Bill proposed by the President who himself has not read it, why did he sign this bill into law? The founding fathers of this nation would be appalled with today’s congressional leaders and would have argued their point of negligent leadership – who are ill equipped to vote on national policies concerning the American people.
The American public deserves better than quick fixes with duct tape and cover ups that shield the incompetence in our leadership. Most people in America have worked hard to better their lives, send their children to college, and retire with a nice nest egg. What did our politicians do—they rewarded the working class citizens with taxes, more taxes, and even more taxes while BIG government spent, increased spending, and spent even more. No one in Congress listens to the real solution.
If the United States can print more money, why can we not use the newly printed money to cover for the six months of taxes that Americans can defer? The United States currency is no longer backed by gold, but a weak economy. If the Stimulus Package is designed to put an additional twelve dollars a week in the pockets of working and unemployed Americans, this will not stimulate the economy and restore consumer confidence.
I believe that the answer to repairing our economy is right under the noses of the financial intelligentsia that are too smart to think simple. Robert Green Ingersoll said,
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
When you lack common sense, you will not create cents out of what is common. Henry Ford made millions using common sense. While other carmakers had high prices and low production, Mr. Ford developed an assembly line system to manufacture high volume automobiles and low prices. One system catered to the elite and limited the income of the stockholders, while Henry Ford’s structure catered to most Americans and produced unlimited residual income. Simple is usually better.
We have a long way to go and a short time to get there and it does not seem like we are moving any faster, nor working smarter. The philosophy of one generation should be the common sense of the next one.