You may have missed this little article in a current Wall Street Journal article. I read it and I saw Red. Please take a look at my back to see if anyone posted a note there that trumpets "I am a Sucker! Bleed me Dry!"
The article is referring to a commission that was appointed by our Spendthrift-in-Chief, to investigate and offer proposals on how to close the 1.3 trillion dollar gap in the Federal budget.
Now before you link to the article, try to guess who is in the crosshair of this austerity shotgun? If your guess was "needless spending by the government," guess again. I'll give you a hint. It's you and me - again!
Now I don't know about you, but I feel that the taxpayers have been carrying the "freeloaders of our society" on our shoulders long enough (I am not referring to the genuinely needy, so don't get on my case), and it's high time our legislators looked elsewhere for a panacea.
Instead of eliminating our Income Tax deductions, they should be eliminating the Income Tax itself.
Instead of eliminating our Income Tax deductions, eliminate the myriads of Social Programs in place that have either failed miserably, or are not necessary, but are still suckling at our financial lifeblood. Eliminate the "pork" in all the bills that are passed daily by our legislators. Eliminate all those billions of taxpayer dollars that are constantly being shoveled to our friends and enemies alike as Foreign-Aid. Eliminate the thousands of needless and/or useless Government workers who could be replaced by a few Chia Pets without anyone noticing.
I am sure that each and every one of you out there could contribute countless other examples of "savings". Please feel free to add your own ideas in the comments.
But as for me, I have to go and do some deep breathing exercises and try to calm down.