Archive for March, 2011

What’s good for the goose…

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

I am so tired of seeing all the thuggery and intimidation in state house lobbies that I have opted to watch old movies. The whole situation is disgusting to the average taxpayer and insurance holder, but even more so to self-employed people and owners of small businesses who pay through the nose for health insurance and retirement.

Reviewing the contributions, it is hard for me to feel empathy for someone who refuses to pay a bit more to reap really good benefits in the long run.

One basic is lost: broke is broke.

When you are out of money, you don’t do anything. The states are out of money. Perhaps the raging elements among the Democrats should refer to the words of one of their most revered members: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He held fast against unions among public workers. He saw the practice as self-promoting. I liken it to putting all your closest relatives on your parole board. Talk about conflict of interest! This is a meshing of interests, and they go against everyone in the private sector who must pay his or her own way. It’s time that the government reflected on one of JFK’s famous quips: “Ask not what your country can do for you. As what YOU can do for your country.” (Emphasis added)

There is no lock box for Social Security. It has been a piggy bank for pork barrel spending for fifty years. There are no guaranteed retirement benefits when a smaller number of workers must support high benefits for a growing number of retirees. This must stop.

It defies common sense to think otherwise. America needs to tighten her corporate belt and it begins now.

Think about it.