America, we have a problem

Fifty years ago Lyndon Johnson declared a "war on poverty.” Sixteen trillion dollars and five decades later I think poverty can be declared the winner.

Several years ago a wise man stated that if all the money in America was equally divided among each person, within a very short time the money would be right back where it originally was. I think that statement is true as I was born poor, tho' I was not aware of it, as a loving and caring family gave me an abundance of caring and love. Growing up, some struggling, then was blessed and earned a very good living tho' I worked for every cent. Now I, thru paying tax, am supporting the parasites among us and trying to keep up with government induced inflation, and government’s wasteful programs. I am poor once more.

Tax on airline tickets and humongous landing fees are the largest contributors to operating and maintaining airports as gasoline tax and automobile tax would pay for road maintenance if monies were used as intended. My Social Security account would be worth a million dollars if government had used that money as promised.

Government has no money except for tax paid by workers, the funny money they illegally print and sell bonds to justify, or that borrowed from other countries. Any private company operating as government does would have been forced into bankruptcy and management fired and/or jailed. Yet we continue, so far, ignoring the undeniable promise of a dismal future life for today's young people. Government programs, which we have apathetically allowed, have created a parasitic, murdering, stealing, immoral society following closely in the footsteps of Ancient Rome. America, we have a problem.

Keith Crosby

Newnan



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