You’d have to be living under a rock to not be aware of the turmoil and economic agitations going on in the U.S. And the growing debt. Whoever imagined that the word “trillion” would just roll off our tongues, not causing even a flinch. Too bad we can’t do much about it. The truth is that we are powerless.
But I have to say that it’s kinda’ fun, if not momentarily empowering, to think about what we could do if anyone would let us. I’d be wickedly effective as Governor of Colorado. Oh, the things I would do.
First, I would abolish state income tax. The state would exist rather on fee-income. Coloradans would pay fees for the services they want and use.
I’d adopt a scorched-earth policy in going after government waste and abuse. I’d place a freeze on hiring while I cleared out off the “dead wood” and identified all areas of workplace redundancy within the state government.
Austerity and fiscal responsibility would define my administration. And flowers. Every state building and facility would feature glorious flower gardens with an emphasis on every variety of lilac and daffodil.
So what would you do if you were the Governor of your state, or better yet, the President of the United States?
Would you stop printing money and let the free market take over no matter the consequence? Or would you hike taxes? It’s kinda’ fun to ponder but also pointless.
So why not move all of your creative thinking to a place where you do have power? I’m talking about the blessing and freedom you have to govern yourself and your own personal economy.
It’s easy to say you’d stop spending and concentrate on paying down debt if you were in charge of this country. Do you find it just as easy to impose the same measures on yourself?
Are you willing to give up eating out for a long and protracted period of time so you can build your savings account? Would you have the courage to look at your own personal economy and point out all of the waste? Will you allow austerity to become your household watchword while you make some much-needed changes? What about your debt? Are you sick and tired of carrying that heavy load?
What an amazing thing to realize that you do have the right to make that or any other kind of fiscal decision you can think of.
Question: Seriously, what would you if you were in a position of power to affect economic change? Use the comments feature below share your thoughts!