Desperate times call for desperate measures. And so our country is at a crossroads.
Both parties and candidates have their downsides. However, choosing a direction is important.
We as a people can't afford to keep borrowing to spend more money on liberal and extensive welfare programs. Much legislation was passed to assist those less fortunate as a safety net to assist those unable to help themself or provide a temporary boost until they could become more self-sufficient. But, just as a child reacts in a candy store, the more sweets available has made many of us more dependent and self-serving. wanting more. This has led to relaxation of the rules, abuses to the rules and expectations as a right.
And so, there needs to be a reality check.Those able to pay taxes are being squeezed more financially to support a large government willing to spend as if there is no tomorrow. There needs to be incentive to be more self-reliant where possible.
The core of my argument is that right now it's better to lean more conservatively and err on the side of a tough love. We don't need more taxes or a re-distribution of taxes. We need fewer taxes with lower spending that is more targeted to meet realistic and basic social needs.
Government must provide fewer roadblocks to businesses and still keep reasonable regulations. Laws exist for fair employment and protection.
We can't stay on the path we're on. It's unsustainable financially.