… i live in a country that could be heaven on Earth.
Sure, we sometimes have brutal tornadoes battering us, but nature’s fury is no match to the pain our political administrators inflicted on us.
Please help us out this Christmas p-l-e-a-s-e, all we need you to do, is deliver us a few dozen of politicians who have some actual fiscal experience, you know, the folks who know that you cannot spend 10 trillion if you only earn 10 billion!!
Could you please find any of these, or have they all become fossils by now??
I know it is asking a lot from you dear Santa, with only five months time to make your selection of a hundred of them, is likely to succeed, YOU will probably be the one!
May I humbly suggest some ways to assist you in your selection criteria, what to look for and what to avoid like the plague?
University graduates, they may know how to say nothing in many words, but have no real life experience and are probably totally useless when it comes to fiscal responsibility.
Females that are just up for nominations because of some “equal opportunity or quota policy” – in short, no person who has never managed a medium to large enterprise, and does not have a demonstrated record of financial success.
Grumpy senior citizens who have tried just about everything in life, including running their own businesses or working as senior auditors in a top tier accounting firm!
I am so sorry Santa, i know this Christmas you will have to struggle with heavily loaded bags full of smart politicians, and that’s no before-breakfast task, but i will promise you that in return i will be ever so good next year and in fact for the next four years in a row!
If i can further help you, dear Santa, than perhaps with the selection process for the right kind of capable politicians, here are some of the criteria i would like to see as the ultimate outcome of the exercise:
- You should find enough of them to build a majority in the first place.
- They should all understand that the basis of all and every adjustment in fiscal politics must be a balanced budget, year after year after year, no debt allowed to be made – unless politicians guarantee they will pick up the extra cost in full (ha ha).
- Once they have established a binding balanced budget amendment, and only then, will they be allowed to tackle the issue of temporary tax increases for people within the highest income tax brackets. The term temporary to be defined here as just adequate to help swiftly reduce accumulated debt levels until they are eliminated. Thereafter the tax increase is to be abolished.
- At the same time they can look at all socially doable and sensible cuts in spending.
- Next they should all agree that the top half of the Government income levels must be the first ones to be subject to a very significant salary cap, as these people were responsible for the horrendous debt levels in the first place, not the socially weak, sick, elderly or honest working citizens. The Governing apparatus as such must under take all viable measures to run itself at “best value for the money” operational cost to the tax payers.
- They all must agree to adhere to common “customer is King” rules towards the tax payers, meaning something like this:
Tax payers should have more control over what their tax money is used for.
Dear Santa, please be aware that YOU ARE OUR LAST HOPE, make this wish come true, otherwise things will get very bad, and this may or may not effect you too, you maybe no longer able to deliver all those made-in-you-know-where shiny plastic Christmas gifts from the you-know-Mart superstore to our chimney’s.
Thank you Santa, thank you very much!