Forget annual budget dramas — federal spending is largely on autopilot and headed for a crash
One can only hope that reality dawns on the electorate, that is probably not on.
My forlorn hope is that we come home from the world and pursue a neutralist foreign policy.
Closing those worthless foreign bases and scrapping useless aircraft carriers would be a start at saving money. I might get a few more month's of SS checks?
Yes, something has to be done about Social Security and Medicare, but "defense" spending is the one that really sticks in my craw. The U.S. military is beyond overextended: Ukraine, Israel, endless Mideast wars (for Israel), troops in Japan and South Korea, bases in 180 different countries encircling the globe. This is lunacy!
Social Security is a true Ponzi scheme, however well intentioned it may have been. As someone who has paid into it for almost 40 years, I'd like to see some returns when I retire but I know the truth that not only are current payments mere transfers, surpluses have been systematically raided by Congress for decades. If anything, the picture is more dire.
Pathetic leaders who.have no real stewardship. With the latest revelations on GOVERNMENT TYRANNY We as a people.need to march and throw the bums out. Secondly jail everyone of.them and make examples out of traitors
Please do not lump my social security money in with general spending. I paid in each month for 40 years and they are simply RETURNING MY MONEY to me. There are adjustments they could make going forward, such as removing the cap on payments in. They already adjusted the retirement age. Return of my money is an actual entitlement, unlike the other so-called 'entitlements' which are really generous gifts from a wealthy nation to those in need.
If the WEF has its way and the great reset occurs, none of this will matter. The deficit will never reverse or be paid off and mandatory spending will continue to increase.
Lately, I've changed from dreading some kind of societal collapse to actively rooting for it. Our elections are a joke, and even if the right people somehow do get elected they have little power to fix the real problems. I don't see how we get out of this without blowing up the whole system.
The US is under controlled demolition.
The question is, what can be done about the final phase of the globalist takeover:
And you did not touch on interest payments.
Now that rates are rising the interest payments will be the largest line item soon enough. By 2025 or 2026, the United States may hit a milestone; Federal interest payments could exceed the country’s entire defense budget.
Forget paying back the money, that will never happen, and as a matter of fact in our modern era it never has. They roll the debt to new debt.
Furthermore, Congress has no intention of ever paying off the national debt. They simply kick the debt can to the next Congress and generation. We'll, that can is now a debt bomb.
When will it explode?