America in Crisis and the Painful Road to Recovery
The United States of America is headed for a total economic collapse that cannot be avoided by our typical political rhetoric. It can only be avoided by tough answers, tough truth and acting in a manner that is in the best interest of America. Our actions must solely be for the survival of America, and not for the best interest of the political parties and their special interest groups.
Politicians are involved in smear campaigns instead of telling the American people the hard facts. The country is bankrupt. The government is completely out of control in overspending, in financing their activities which are producing even more debt.
The solution is strong leadership, which we do not have. The solution is to drastically cut spending, and to deal with the different issues like illegal immigrants in our country. We must get the American people back to work by stopping unfavorable and damaging laws, which only create more bureaucracy and stop all incentive to start businesses, to see them grow and expand.
REAL SOLUTIONS FROM PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TERRY JONES:
Healthcare should be a private issue. It should be up to the individual to make sure that he obtains his own healthcare through his employer or through a healthcare provider of his choice. A government program should provide as little healthcare as possible. Its availability should be restricted to people who are in an absolute need of healthcare, for example the elderly and people who are handicapped. We need to keep healthcare out of the hands and control of the government. The government has already proven itself incapable of handling its own money and budget. It spends 3.8 trillion dollars per year and only takes in 2.5 trillion dollars. Healthcare, if turned over to the government, would go in the same direction of debt while driving the country more and more down the path of destruction.
It is very important for us to protect the environment. Even though environmental issues are very important, they need a reevaluation. We need to come to a more balanced look and effort concerning the protection of the environment and the creation of jobs. For example, the issue of global warming has not been proven. Scientific studies show that during the past five hundred years the temperature has increased by only one or two degrees. It is very necessary to protect the environment; however regulations concerning the issue have gotten somewhat out of hand stifling and choking out creativity, industry, the creation of jobs and employment.
I believe in the free market system. A free market system automatically causes people to want to achieve a higher education and gives them a greater motivation. In order for us to be competitive in the world market, education and private schooling are important and need to be promoted. The more that government can stay out of education and keep away from the controls of education, the better off we are. The government has already proven itself incapable of running our country.
Entitlements, Social Security, and Medicare:
There is very little to do here as far as cutting those areas to solve our debt problem. Instead, we must open up more job opportunities. We must look at how the government can create an atmosphere where people will want to start businesses, instead of how the government can create jobs. The government does not produce jobs. The only real job creators are companies that produce items to be purchased, consumed and then reproduced. Entrepreneurs should be rewarded and encouraged, not penalized by undue taxes and regulations. These types of penalties choke industry and discourage people from starting businesses. Again, we have a very large problem with the fact that we are spending $3.8 trillion per year and taking in only $2.5 trillion. The entitlements alone with interest are $2.5 trillion per year. It is very obvious that we need a new type of leadership. We must make major budget cuts and deal with the major issues like illegal immigration. We must deal with the energy problem that is caused by energy prices, which has been brought about by our government and not necessarily by OPEC. We should release the oil that is plentiful within our own country. We must drastically cut our budget, for example military spending. We spend more money on military, by far, than any other country in the world. This has to be cut.
Tea Party Movement:
The Tea Party has done some good, some awakening, but it has not done enough. We have to become more vocal. We must hit the streets with a positive message of change before its too late. Sooner or later, it will be too late and other groups will hit the streets like has happened Greece. We are no longer able to pay Social Security or Medicare. We are no longer able to pay the interest on our debt. Eventually, the country will default. At that time of economic collapse, people will hit the streets. There will be riots, and possible violence. One thing the Tea Party is missing, along with most alternative groups, and even the established parties such as democrats and republicans, is that they must hit the streets. We must raise an awareness of our critical and tragic situation that can only lead to the total collapse of our economy. In other words, politics and politicking, as has been done in the past, is not cure for the present situation that we face.
I believe in the 10th Amendment. We have to get back to obeying the constitution. The federal government should have fewer powers. Our present system of government has taken upon it powers that completely ignore the constitution. The 10th Amendment makes it very clear that the federal government is limited to the powers guaranteed to it by the constitution.