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Thursday, June 30, 2011

I am pulling a Billy Madison and going back to grammar (elementary) school this next year. I will be attending the Classical Conversations foundations and essentials program, as a student.

I get asked a lot of questions about these program while promoting CC and I know very little about them, other than that my younger brothers did these courses and are a lot smarter than I am. I hope that you will see an improvement in my writing, I hope to be more useful to my trivia team, and I will work to have better understanding of my job.

Going back will also solidify my understanding of geography and history and the IEW program will help my writing significantly.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Greece Bankruptcy should teach us something

The liberal left in Greece is protesting austerity measures in their country. Apparently they don’t understand that you can’t get something for nothing. The funny thing is that Greece’s bankruptcy is all but assured at this point. The can will be pushed down the road, 11 million people cannot pay of 582 billion in debt.

American’s are terrible at history, but perhaps if we cannot learn from the failure of the Roman Empire and the British Empire, than perhaps we can learn from history that is happening right now what will not work. You have to pay for what you get, and we have decided to out buy our means. It would make sense that the people who bought what they couldn’t afford to, have to pay it back. This means cutting social programs and cutting them now and leveling the tax field.

We can raise taxes to help cover expenses; however we need to raise them for everyone. About 40-50% of US citizens don’t pay federal taxes. If you aren’t paying into the system, but you are benefiting from the unsustainable debt loads, you have no motivation to change the system. It is not surprising the half of American’s want to raise taxes, because half don’t PAY TAXES, and expect to continue to NOT pay!

Did you know most Lottery winners become bankrupt? If you don’t have buy in to the process you won’t take it seriously and with responsibility. If you can give people millions and they waste it, how much more so the trillions we give the federal government to spend without any buy in to the process. President Obama recently joked that “shovel ready jobs” weren’t that ready. It wasn’t his money, he had no personal buy in. That is why private sector is the only one that can help America recover. Did you know that the shovel ready jobs that “weren’t that ready,” were slowed down even more by additional Government oversight? So we spent nearly a trillion dollars trying to create jobs on a federal level and then made laws that made it HARDER to do so. This is not a sustainable path, but one the current administration insist we go down.

We still have a chance to turn our country around, but we are going to need to do it now. Take responsibility and not leave the next generation, my generation, to deal with the problem created by the current group of adults. Maybe it is not fair that we have to pay for what we get, but it won’t ever change. So you might as well join the bandwagon.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Make them pay!

As congress goes to make cuts to the budget the AARP is running ads that we shouldn’t be cutting medicare and other elderly social services when looking at balancing the budget. Who do they think ran up this unsustainable debt? The same people they say shouldn’t have to take a pay cut. Their generation allowed the government to spend out of control and give freebees that we couldn’t afford. They have left the next generation with a country that was not as strong as when they found it.

I’m not suggesting that we throw our seniors to the wind, I am suggesting they should swallow the pill that they put together and take a cut like all of us they are leaving in debt.

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's been a while

I have to admit, as if you didn't know, that I have been ignoring my blog for some time now. I apologize, I plan to pick it back up starting June 20th.