I must disagree with the President on freezing Civil Servants/Government Worker Pay. I am all for streamlining government and firing those that are unproductive, lazy, and ineffective.
Freezing the pay of the middle class however continues the class warfare that has been in effect for over 30 years. We are constantly taking away the little perks left to those in the middle class while we find excuses as the titans of finance continue to pilfer.
If we want to get serious about the deficit we would stop subcontracting our wars. I have relatives and friends in the military that make a fraction of the cost of the “mercenaries” we have over there. They are privy to the obscene profits the corporations make by charging upward of $30.00 for every soldiers meals as they purchase the products at low prices and pay third world servers at less than minimum wage. Our soldiers can take care of themselves cheaper. This type of corporate welfare transfers wealth/income from the middle class to the wealthy.
Removing farm subsidies, depletion allowances, specialized depreciations, private health insurance, and many other loopholes would save orders of magnitude more. A portion of that saving could be reinvested in America, not exporting it to foreign workers & products where its multiplicative effect on the economy would be negligible.
The upper classes make no sacrifices. The middle class and lower classes fight the wars to keep commerce flowing, use their intellect, blood, sweat, and tears to create the products and services that affords those with capital the ability to profit with no active involvement. Capital is inert. It is the middle class that made America the bastion of the earth.
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