Should the US government continue to spend money to boost other countries’ economies when the US budget is in a deficit? My answer to this question should be fairly easy for any thinking person to comprehend. Whether or not someone will agree with me is another story.
In my opinion the answer to this question is no. The simple reason the answer is no is because when someone takes what they do not have, to give to someone else who is expecting to be rescued you will cause a problem.
Not to mention in my opinion the American economy and the American dollar is devalued and made unstable at a rapid rate, leading to a serious depression.
In order to be able to help other countries effectively who may need or want help from the US. we need to have the ability to manage and maintain our own citizens. If our own citizens and communities are facing economics crisis taking money that the citizens of your country have paid in taxes to go assist another country, is wrong.
It is wrong because you are in effect taking the tax money that has been paid into the government that is meant to benefit the American people, and using it to support people who have not learned how to manage what they already have. It is also teaching the American public as a whole to not be too concerned about their own household budgets.
Because if someone lives well above what their income or savings can support when the economy takes a down turn, this is not good. It is also not good if someone is not able to save enough to help their families through economic hardships, due to paying out over half of their income in taxes. Which they will not be able to use at all, because that money that was taken in taxes is being used to support many programs abroad while at the same time funding for programs intended for a short-time crisis, has funding cut.
To me this sends the message to the people of the US that no matter how difficult it is for you to live within your means, you must continue to agree to allow the government to withdraw as much of your income as possible, so that the good works programs designed for other countries is maintained.
By the time taxes are taken from someone’s paycheck, and they have paid their income taxes, and paid taxes on their purchases, and taxes on their personal property, there is very little left out of the average working persons check.
Yet when this same person finds that the pay check they were expecting is short by a whole lot, after all the taxes and deductions,the government still says that person does not qualify for any assistance whatsoever, because they have too much income on the gross, or if they have been frugal and saved, they are told they can not receive any type of assistance without they deplete their savings and assets.
This to me makes absolutely no sense, and I know this is slightly off topic, but seriously if the government will make more restrictions on who can recieve assistance that is a native to this country, why is it the restrictions to other countries not the same, or even more strict.
Because when you take what one person has worked hard for, and then give it to someone who has not worked for it, you are teaching that it is better to take than to receive the rewards of your labors. It is not a good thing in my opinion.
I can’t see boosting another countries economy when our own is failing. Also something to consider, just how many nations know that the US is in an economic crisis? Of those countries which ones are coming here and setting up programs to help the citizens of this country? Which ones are providing free or reduced cost medical care, housing, helping to rebuild the areas that have been destroyed by the hurricanes, floods, fires and other natural disaster’s, or even man-made disaster’s.
I think the countries who are standing by silent as the American economy collapses have said a lot. And it is time that the American government takes time to listen.