"This deal represents the worst of Washington culture. The left and the right have come together in an unholy alliance to explode the debt. The left gets more welfare. The right gets more military contracts and the taxpayer is stuck with the deal. This is a bi-partisan busting of the budget caps that will further indenture our next generation."
Rand Paul continues his speech...
Once again, instead of dealing with Federal over spending, we will push it off. As Americans we will soon have to make hard decisions. We cannot continue to spend more than we take in. You would think that as the most powerful country in the world, it would be the exact opposite. The United States lending to other countries because we have so much money.
Unfortunately, it's the exact opposite. We have to borrow money because as a country, we are broke.
There has never been a society in the history of human existence that has not collapsed at one point or another. This point was highlighted in a New York Times best selling book, "Collapse" by Jared Diamond. 'How Societies Choose To Fail or Succeed'.
Collapse: "a drastic decrease in human population, size and/or political/economic/social complexity over a considerable area for an extended time."
In this book Jared discusses various reasons civilizations have ceased to exist because of the decisions they made, from exhausting resources on Easter Islands to the point where you can't build a canoe to leave the island, to common day China's pollution and the health related problems their already overpopulated country will face. Every society makes decisions that effect the outcome of their lives and ultimately their civilization.
- Every time we borrow another dollar from Social Security to spend somewhere else, we are spending ourselves to death.
- Every time a military contract bill is passed that would in no way be legitimately priced had the government NOT negotiated it's contract and let the private sector compete; not to mention the earmarks, we are spending ourselves to death.
- Every time we spend billions of dollars on wasteful government programs without oversight, we are spending ourselves to death.
Unless we stand up and speak out to change the culture of the politically elite crowd and the financial distruction of the American people, it might be too late. Maybe, as a society America has already chosen our "Collapse".
Spending could very well be the deadly sin that send us to an early grave...
Here is the beginning of the Rand Paul Speech.