Saving millions of taxpayer dollars
I got it! We can save millions of taxpayer dollars by taking away the keys to Air Force One!
Our "I would be king" president has spent millions on trips and vacations with little result. If you don't believe me, check the price of gasoline these days.
Also, his "I would be queen" wife spends nearly as many millions on shopping trips and vacations, not counting separate planes for the family dog.
Just think if we, the taxpayers, could afford the vacations this family has enjoyed at our expense.
Our fearless leaders in Congress need to get to the heart of reckless spending and make cuts from their expense accounts, the president's vacation funds etc. before cutting Medicare, defense costs, and Social Security.
Isn't it amazing that we paid into Social Security all our working life, but now it's a government "entitlement" and will be cut back even further? Whose great idea was that?
These cuts would only be the tip of the iceberg. No one program caused the national debt to skyrocket, so it will take more cuts to make a difference. Start with small things. Don't overlook a program because it's cutting would only save a million or so.
We could cut the pay raises to Congress and the payments to each of their wives (who weren't elected in the first place).
We could cut free welfare, medical, education, etc. to illegal aliens. We could cut foreign aid to countries that don't support freedom and/or vote against America in the United Nations. We could stop trying to buy friends of other countries.
When Americans are asked to tighten their belts yet again, that must include all Americans, not just the taxpayers.
Won't be long, there won't be enough taxpayers to make this "I gotta have it, now!" attitude work anymore.
Joyce Cecrle, Melbourne