I was buying gas tonight and noticed a long line at the checkout counter. “What’s up?’ I asked and the guy in front of me, and he says there’s a half billion up for grabs in the lotto.
That’s a lot of gas money. That’s a lot of food money. That’s a lot of money no matter how you cut it. And Americans have spent $1.4 Billion just to have a crack at it.
That would mean if we could do this every week we could reduce the national deficit by somewhere around 2035.
That’s a lot of gas money. That’s a lot of food. That’s a lot of health insurance and bullets and army tanks. That’s how much in debt we are.
We’ve got to quit spending on things we do not need.
I just drove across the new “Bridge to Nowhere” in Dallas. We didn’t need to spend Federal Tax dollars on this. (Or state money either.) Yeah, it is pretty and it is going to be a landmark. But we don’t need it. We don’t need another war right now. We don’t need a ton of stuff that Congress will earmark that we do.
What we need is for the US to win its own lottery. To get enough money to get us out of debt before the next century. But that ain't gonna happen.
Sorry the blog wasn’t funny. Sorry it wasn’t biting. Sorry. But the truth is America is going broke faster than Spain and as fast as Italy and we don’t want to face it.
Turn off the faucet. It’s time to save. Time to pay off the debt. Time to quit bailing everybody out. It is time to be – conservative with our money. How about that from a liberal?