As you know I live in Indiana . We have seen ALL industry jobs disappear-teaching jobs are being cut every day -Pensions of all sorts are being raided daily . Men in their prime (at least when you are as old as me ) are forced into early retirement and then having the benefits which allowed them to retire are being stripped away. Foreclosures are at an all time high. The graduation rate at my old high school-once tops in the nation -now stand at 47% . Uneducated , poor and angry people are the breeding grounds for criminals and other deviant behaviors. Apathy is at an all time high-although how that is measured is beyond my understanding . Is it based on lack of voter turn out ? If so-then they are wrong as I am far from apathetic I just refuse to vote for a lying POS wearing blue or one wearing red.
I say our country is insolvent NOW. I see 3 ways to get us on the right track-
1) Stop the idiotic WAR on DRUGS. Especially marijuana-legalize it and then tax it to death. I read a recent study where THAT measure alone would provide billions in revenue per state.
2)-Stop the War on TERROR ..the sinking of the Luisitania gave Wilson the excuse he needed-Pearl Harbor gave FDR his long awaited reason to enter WWII,Hitler consolidated his power with the Reichstach fire, GW Bush had 911...
3)-Completely restructure the tax system . I am one of the 50% who pay NO taxes . Here is what a disabled man of 54 gets to live on--$6,768.00 Annually.I am reading from my SSA-1099 form as I type. I also receive $48.00 per month in food stamps. I have NOT had a COLA in 3 years and out of the $800,000,000,000.00 stimulus package I received a one time check for $210.00 .Exactly HOW much in taxes would you have me pay ?
I will NOT tolerate this much longer. I cannot. I am a broken down gimp in pain every day WITH zero hope in sight -I type this not looking for pity or a handout-simply explaining life from WELL below the poverty line. I want to live long enough to see what happens when the 1.2 million people get out of prison after doing 10 years for having a couple of joints - if nothing-I will walk out on the ice flow as I am of no use and a hindrance to the tribe.