Our prosperity as a nation depends upon the personal financial prosperity of each of us as individuals. Despite what Nancy Pelosi tried to feed the nation when she proclaimed every dollar of welfare and unemployment payment produced two dollars of economic prosperity, our nation has achieved it's much envied wealth by the financial success of the individual. Personal financial freedom is the key, and learning to manage your income is a prerequisite to success. Our financial success as a nation has led some of us to a "here today gone tomorrow," attitude, and frankly the nation's economy is reflecting that. We've had our credit downgraded for exactly that reason. America is the wealthiest nation of the last two hundred years, because we are the richest people of that time. Not because we collected entitlements. There was a time when we truly appreciated the value of money, used sound financial principles, saved money, and made our money work for us. We practiced fiscal slavery, creating incomes for the future and our heirs. Now our government seeks to steal money from those who earned it, and redistribute it so those who lack ambition can spend it recklessly, in hopes of "stimulating" the economy.
Let me remind us all how fiscally responsible citizens act. First make your wallet grow. Deciphered...earn an income! Second, control your expenditures, or understand where every penny you spend goes and for what! Third, make your money multiply, safely invest to make our money your slave. Make it work, and any of it's offspring work for you. Fourth, guard your income from loss. Fifth, own your own home. Don't pay rent throwing money out the window, gain equity. Sixth, insure a future income. and finally increase your ability to earn, or as I like to say, "never stop learning!"
Would someone forward these sound financial principles to Washington?