Marshall in the Middle

Monday, April 28, 2008

Stimulus Package letter

I forgot to mention one of my published letters in my last several posts. This one I am pretty proud of. It is a critique of the federal government's attempt at "stimulating" the economy with their primitive methods. What a joke !

Published Orlande Sentinel Feb. 10, 2008



How wonderful that the federal government has decided to stimulate us all to spend more money with its "stimulus" package. What a creative and intelligent approach to the fiscal issues we have today ! Yay ! More money to spend on Chinese made products ! But, wait a second..... maybe, just maybe it's not such a good idea to be throwing money at the problem we have. Isn't fiscal irresponsibility largeley responsbile for the condition of the economy? The banks were irresponsbile for loaning money to people they shouldn't have, the citizens of our country are fiscally irresponsible for spending recklessly, and now the government is joining in the party and its solution is to encourage citizens to consume more (definitley don't save it !). What a vicious and dangerous circle we're spinning around in here. Sooner or later the party has to end and someone has to pay the piper.

I believe John McCain was right to resist the tax cuts that President Bush handed out earlier in the decade like chiclets. Perhaps if he becomes President he'll have the backbone to resist all these tax cuts and "stimulus" packages and start bringing in economists with intelligent ideas for growing our economy. We all must insist on fiscal responsibility at the federal level, otherwise we're in big trouble. Right around the time we're set to retire we'll be getting letters from the government explaining that there will be no social security checks because most of that money was spent back in the early 2000's to "stimulate" the economy.




'Nuff Said !
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