Posted on Jul 08, 2005 12:37 pm
Administrator Since: Apr 03, 2002
OK, the G8 is going on, security is up everywhere in the civilized world...we all know that.
They just announced 50 billion (or so) more money for African relief.
Now, I understand and appreciate helping other people, we are all in this together, and we all need to have each others back...firm believer in that...
However, where does all this money come from that goes to these relief efforts, wars and all these other things...do the leaders just pull arbotrary numbers out of the sky and then just go print more money? Does anyone in charge ever wonder if they HAVE the money? When will all this irresponsibility actually swing back and cost us all dearly...how long before almost our entire paycheck has to go to takes to pay for all this spending of money we don't have?
In addition, money has been thrown at Africa all the time, it has not helped...also, correct me if I am wrong, but aren't one or two African countries wealthy oil countries, but the money is horded by despot gov'ts? They are not hurting, they are being robbed...all the money in the world won't help, it hasn't yet.
I am really getting pissed off, and at this level it's not even a conservative/liberal thing, it's a political thing regardless of sides...no matter which party controls what branches, they all spend irresponsibly, the only difference is WHERE they spend...
Shouldn't budgets and programs be put on a ballot like everything else? If everything was on a ballot, you better bet more people would get out and vote...cuz it might be THEIR pet programs that get cut...Minnesota has proven their reps incapable of handling their job, as the MN gov't is now shut down except for critical branches such as police, fire, etc...why? Because the damn reps can't agree on budgeting...
Let us decide...let the people dictate which programs need to exist...majority rule, thats what a democracy is, right? If you PAY taxes, you should be able to vote on how those taxes are used...
ARGH, thanks for letting me rant, I just saw that huge number for Africa, and I got pissed...this is beyond party affiliation or personal beliefs, this is just poor management by all people concerned. If my budget does not allow me to buy something, I just can't buy it, plain and simple. Why does gov't have different rules?
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