Budget It- Editorial Review
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In the opinionated voice for which he is famous, Tim Walberg of MLive, writes the column: May 16, 2012, “Federal government still not addressing its spending addiction,” he details the problems to America’s massively growing deficit and outlines his solutions to minimalizing this crisis.
Tim addresses the issue of the government’s attempt to tax our way out of the trillion dollar deficit it has and his belief is that “this is only a means of dealing with the symptom rather than the problem.” He is entitled to his belief but wouldn’t you say that dealing with the symptom is dealing with the problem? I don’t know about you but when I am ill, I call my doctor and the first thing she asks me is, “What are your symptoms?” These are needed to solve the issue or to completely compile all the solutions available for your health fix. Without symptoms-there cannot be an awareness of an issue let alone a solution. I know I would be skeptic of my physician’s ability to do her job, if she didn’t need to know my symptoms to properly diagnose me.
Walberg has good intention and great ideas for his budget outline however I believe his recommended order in which he details the remedy to U.S. overspending should include a new first step. I’m sure we would all could agree that if this new step had been implemented by our founding fathers, government and its people could have tamed this monstrous debt that has engulfed America today. I agree with Walberg’s first step however it should include an amendment to it. He proposes that it is solely the fault of legislature’s overspending omitting the responsibility of the American people. The new amended first step should begin with accountability of the government’s overspending as Walberg suggests, but believing that the American people have no involvement here, in my opinion, is an
attempt not to ruffle feathers. I believe that if the President of the United States cuts his pay...