The Dixie Dove

July 18, 2016

Pay the People Not to Fight!

Law Enforcement salaries are sickeningly small compared to a time when we last had really low crime. in the late 1960s when our incarceration rates per capita were one fifth of today's.

And too, our funding of public education and other social programs to help the poor go to work were massively more well funded then than now.

Despite Republican successes in lowering taxes for the most wealthy, the old saying holds true,
"You get what you pay for".

We are selling the fabric of our country to the bait and switch idea that low taxes and free enterprise alone, make a nation great.  If that was the case then why did we form a nation in the first place?

Once we were on the moon, with lower debt than now and higher taxes on the top few earners,
now we are in the gutter and the most wealthy have never been higher.

Is this how Rome falls again... I hope not.

4 comments:

  1. "And too, our funding of public education and other social programs to help the poor go to work were massively more well funded then than now".

    This statement is a lie. For once in your life do a little research. All you're doing is showing how ignorant you are.


    Stop listening to communist propaganda.

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    1. That's ridiculous, anyone on the Left or Right who has been involved in politics since the 60s will tell you that education and welfare spending were massive then compared to now. Even I agree we overdid it in some ways, but the cuts in social spending and law enforcement pay are crippling our nation.

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    2. Prove your point by showing numbers then. Show the cuts in entitlement and education. Show how much we spent in the '60's and show how much we spend now.

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  2. 1960

    Total Spending $97.3 billion
    Pensions $12.5 billion
    Health Care $1.5 billion
    Education $1.6 billion
    Defense $53.3 billion
    Welfare $3.0 billion

    1965

    Total Spending $118.2 billion
    Pensions $15.1 billion
    Health Care $1.8 billion
    Education $2.9 billion
    Defense $61.6 billion
    Welfare $5.9 billion

    1970

    Total Spending $195.6 billion
    Pensions $28.4 billion
    Health Care $12.1 billion
    Education $9.6 billion
    Defense $94.7 billion
    Welfare $9.1 billion

    2016

    Total Spending $3,951.3 billion
    Pensions $996.0 billion
    Health Care $1,121.2 billion
    Education $126.2 billion
    Defense $829.1 billion
    Welfare $377.2 billion

    In 1960 we spent 19% of the budget on health care, pensions and education.

    In 2016 we spent 63% of the budget on health care, pensions and education.

    Sixty three percent.

    We borrow like crazy to support this and put future generations in deep debt and risk economic collapse with a staggering $19,000,000,000,000 national debt which grows exponentially by the second.

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