By David Dorman, TSB Columnist
I don’t recall where I heard the words “free stuff by the government.” Just follow along with me, and by the end you’ll get the message. The people who are getting the free stuff don’t really like the people who are paying for the free stuff, because the people that are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
And the people who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop.
And lo and behold, the people who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff, above the free stuff they are already getting. Now… the people (Congress) who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff ARE BEING MEAN, PREJUDICE, AND RACIST.
With that said, the people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced that they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff, by the people (in Washington) who are forcing those people (the 53% of US citizens that pay taxes) to pay for the free stuff in the first place.
Well, we have let the free stuff giving go on for so long, now there is just about more people getting the free stuff than are paying for the free stuff.
I would like everyone to consider this: All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200-250 years after being founded. The fact is that voters figured out how they could vote themselves money (free stuff) from the treasury by electing people who give them money from the treasury in exchange for their vote.
Our great country officially became a republic in 1776. That’s 236 years ago. By that calculation, we are at that point of disaster. So we all need to take a stand. The people who are paying for the free stuff must vote out all elected officials that want to continue giving free stuff. We must start anew, for the good of the country. To Congress, the same benefits; medical, retirement, and everything else the same as the American tax payor.
Remember the first article I wrote? Those Constitutional Amendments?
They are more important than ever.
Quote of the day:
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to
wait for the train of the future to run over him.
–Dwight D Eisenhower, our 34th President
David Dorman is a TSB editorial columnist. He served as Mayor of Melissa until 2009, beginning public service there in 1999 after being elected to the city council. Dorman worked many years in the business world prior to public service. He contributes to numerous charitable entities and continues continues to invest in children by offering his time and finances to further the goals of Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He currently serves on the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Collin County.