Thursday, January 3, 2013

I Wonder

At this beginning of 2013 I'm curious whether anyone living more-or-less paycheck to paycheck still believes what our parents taught us, that if we work hard and save we'll eventually get ahead.  I wonder if any of my fellow class of '87 mates thinks they'll be retired at age 65 or carries on our parents' expectation that their children will be better off than they were.  Does anyone think we'll ever balance our national budget or pay off the debt?  Does anyone think we'll ever have a system in which the tax code isn't a 71,000 page monstrosity designed as a means for those in Congress to wield and retain power and reward their patrons?  Does anyone believe we're moving as a society toward more liberty and self-determination?  I can't answer yes to any of those questions and I wonder if anyone out there can.  And if you can't, are you going to do anything about it?