Responsiblity & "Sharing The Burden" of The Budget Crisis

Whenever someone looks at a budget crisis at any given moment, it’s easy to point to “cut spending, raise revenue” and say it's the best and most fair solution. While, on the surface, this is a great way to compromise and “move forward”, and it usually is... just not this time.

I have always had a problem with the idiocy of some people who forget or ignore the past. If you remind these people whom was responsible for “spilling the milk”, their reply is usually something like: “We need to focus on the current issue at hand.” or “You are just trying to point the finger.” Then they quickly want to move to a “fair” compromise. What I think is “fair” is: whomever “makes the mess, cleans it up”. How many times does your child have to spill the milk, before you take direct control of the milk-carton away? Same thing with the budget.

Last I checked, Clinton left office residing over a budget surplus. Let me say that again. Clinton left office residing over a BUDGET SURPLUS! Since then, we are at historic tax rate lows, in two (if not three) wars, fewer “social” programs for the poor, all while the wage gap between the average worker and the average CEO is the widest its ever been. (about a 308% difference). And some people still want to keep the tax-giveaways and breaks on private jets while killing social programs like Planned Parenthood. To me, this is utterly disgusting.

Republicans now want "everyone to share the burden". I can get on-board with that. But before we do that, lets reel-in the exhaustive tax breaks and tax giveaway policies we gifted to our wealthiest since our last surplus. After-all we didn't increase social program and welfare spending in the same proportion during this time. In any case, what the Republicans are really saying is they will gladly "share the burden"... just not equally.

In short, the Republicans have decreased revenue through various policies thus causing a crises, now they want to “balance the budget”; but by NOT restoring the loss in revenue they created, instead by cutting social programs — then this process will inevitably start all over again, until there are very few social programs and all the breaks and benefits are for the corporations and the oligarch tycoons that run them.

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