My friends, fellow blog members, and concerned citizens, lend me your ears, eyes, and wit. Irreversibly, the election of 2016 is now effectively over. Neither candidate can be called acceptable by the whole of the voting public. Neither candidate has expressed a true concern to fix America and get it back on the right path. Neither candidate has shown anything but the fact that money trumps patriotism. (pun intended) One will be elected…this cannot be changed. We will have to endure four years of whoever gets elected.
Economists from both walks of life (republican and democratic) have come to the conclusion that neither candidate has financial plans that would bring about change in Americas dismal economic future. True analytic, bipartisan, non-political economists have figured out that neither candidates plan will work. Neither candidate can bring us back from the brink, nay, they will push us over. What will happen is simple. There will come a time in these next four years when our debt, lack of productivity, and our fiscal responsibilities will become too much for the current numbers to sustain.
During the last election numbers were put out that represented when our economy would fail. They called it a tipping point. It’s a number where our debt, social program payouts, and our GDP would come together in a horribly wrong way, and our economical system would crash. That number was between twenty-seven trillion and twenty-nine trillion, referring to the national debt. By the time Obama leaves office, that debt will be up to twenty-one or twenty-two trillion. Hillarys plan is estimated to add fifteen trillion to that debt. Donalds plan has an estimated twenty trillion addition to the debt.
Either plan pushes us over the magic number of insolvency. Back in the eighties, while Lee Ioccoca was chairman at Chrysler, Lee (after turning the economic fate of the car giant around after just two years) was asked what he thought the economical problem in America was. His answer was simple..”America isn’t being run like a business You can’t spend more than you make”. When they asked him if he would run for president, he got real honest and said no. When they asked him why, he merely said “I wouldn’t take the pay cut”.
Ioccoca had the right thought. You can’t spend more than you make. Not in business, not in civilian life, and certainly not in the running of a country. Bill Clintons foggy math made it seem that we were on the road to recovery. Do some research folks. He made those numbers possible by using your social security money. Normally, the fed will have a number representing the payout for Social Security for the year. It’s normally higher than the actual payout. The difference between those two figures is normally then invested in a profitable plan (bonds, temporary stock) to bolster the Social Security budget. Clinton took the difference and paid down the national debt, but never replaced the social security funds he took away. This is why Social Security is believed to be insolvent within the next fifteen years…poor management.
Trump has not yet declared a suspension of his business activities for the years he’s in office. Are you so naïve to believe he won’t pass financial regulations and tax laws that benefit him? His businesses? Do you really think Hillary won’t pass any regulations or tax laws that are designed to benefit her finances or friends like George Soros? No, things will continue to worsen. Friends, 2020 is our year. It will be the year to fix things and make things right again. These blogging sites reach millions of Americans. The bloggers on these pages form communities. These communities are our hope. With honest, civilized discussion, we can find the answer. If we put our heads together, we can be the solution. We cannot be ignored. There are amongst these communities great political minds, fiscal minds, patriotic minds.
From the left and the right, these communities could discuss and resolve to fix the problems this country has. We could combine our ranks, find that one candidate in 2020 that best represents our hopes and dreams, and bring him or her to the forefront. Imagine the strength a candidate would have if they are already have the backing of millions of vocal, intelligent Americans. Imagine the candidate who doesn’t have to spend as much on a campaign because his advertising and promotion is being done by a million bloggers every day.
Imagine the ability to inform the candidate, sway the candidate, even correct the candidate as millions of bloggers serve as his conscience every day. We have a power here folks. We have a way out. We have a solution, and it’s right here in our blogging communities. Imagine if we could get together, discuss, create, and move forward the political thinking of Americans from every class, race, and creed. Imagine the power of a government run “BY the people, FOR the people”. It’s true, we need a government. A central controlling body to move the ideas and solutions forward, but they should answer to US, the people.
Currently, our government listens to us as one would listen to the birds in the trees, or the babbling of a brook. They’re very splendid to listen to, but no real answer can be found there. Our politicians listen to us birds, our babbling and write it off as noise. It’s time that changed. It’s time that Americans put away our differences and realized that America IS in trouble, and that WE have to fix it as our leaders are failing us. We can do this. With enough coherent and intelligent voices, with one candidate listening to those voices, we can fix our country. We can regain our promise of a bright future and a better present.
Bloggers of America, let us unite and create that one thing politicians fear the most…an intellectual body of concerned citizens who demand answers. Let’s put away the Kardashians, let’s forget about media made reality, and let’s move forward on something that really matters…making a difference for us, our children, and their children. Let’s put our collective minds together and forge ahead. We can do this. We CAN make a difference.