Trying hard to love my fellow man today. Not working.
So, why are 2020 Democrat candidates discussing free stuff? Free medical for illegals, free college.
There’s NO free lunch.
Our government is funded by the taxpayers, mostly.
When the US needs more money, the Federal Reserve prints more dollars. This should scare US. The US used to be on the gold standard. Our money was backed by gold. If our economy collapsed, our creditors would be compensated with gold. We ran out of gold, so that concept ended.
Now our money is only backed by the good will of US businesses and other countries. The US needs to live within its means. Balanced budget. NO deficit.
So, NO money for illegals. No more importing people from other countries that require aid. We should import employables. Americans first.
Fix US before them.
What should be addressed by politicians, taxpayers, news media:
• Social Security cost of living raises. If my money is not there, someone stole it.
• Social Security money. Medicare (80 %) has to be paid from SS, then more money for Supplemental (20 %) insurance. Then there are copays, prescriptions, out of pocket. If you're old, you're poor. If you're sick, you're screwed.
• Illegal housing. Wtf? House homeless first. If illegals don't like our generosity, tough.
• Parents lunch money debt. That debt got sent to collection company. Wtf? How poor do you have to be? Children cannot learn on an empty stomach.
• My friend lost her house, had to feed family. Couldn't get food stamps. Why? They were told their car was paid for. Had to ask outside family, church, friends for food. Finally got job.
• Mental health. US used to have free mental health facilities. I was a volunteer at Elgin State. Those people needed to be safe. Stopped funding during Reagan’s balance the budget. Homeless.
• Veterans screwed with medical care, help to transition post service. Homeless.
• Families on the streets. Children homeless. Help them first.
• Bring businesses back to US. We lost our steel business, our clothing industry, cars, even our technical skills. Why? Globalization. Cheaper costs. Our government sold US out. US businesses had NO reason to buy American, employ American. Trump is trying to change that.
• Just recently, I was bounced all over India for ATT technical help. Why, NO America?
• Don’t give money to countries that hate US. No more Mr. Nice Guy. In fact, quit all foreign aid, especially to countries persecuting women, Christians, gays.
• Trade agreements. We buy from you, you buy from US. Fair is fair.
• Politicians pay raise. These people make as much as doctors. Hell no. If they are millionaires, they're crooks. I want every politician's tax return on gov.com website.
I want politicians to tell me how they are going to improve our country, not run it further into the ground.