Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
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Consider our government going libertarian in the same vein that you might consider going green. We can't just be green tomorrow, our entire economy would collapse overnight. Instead we start a trend, we make conservation fashionable, we take baby steps and get everyone emotionally on board to keep the trend going. The movement takes generations to fully implement, but we get there carefully and thoughtfully because that is the path that best facilitates our future survival.
Now apply those principles to smaller, more efficient government. It starts with a trend, and the trend starts with inspirational selfless leadership. We start by cutting spending in ways that allow us to apply the savings to our deficiencies. As these deficiencies are addressed, we move on to other needs, eventually reducing income requirements and easing the burden of taxation from the masses. The movement takes generations to fully implement, but we get there carefully and thoughtfully because that is the path that best facilitates our future survival.
You want tangible ideas that would see immediate results? Pull in our military from remote bases all over the word. We would have billions to apply to social security/medicare and even our national debt. Eliminate the social security system within a generation. Start privatizing as much of our crumbling infrastructure as possible to facilitate upkeep. You want more? You're a smart guy, figure it out. It all boils down to cutting expense before cutting income until we're where we want to be.
"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon