What would YOU be willing to give up?
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|Thu, 08-12-2010 - 7:48pm|
In reading this opinion article about how congress should spend recess, written by Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel, Cal responds with: "OK, here's one more suggestion for home-bound lawmakers. Ask their constituents what they would be willing to give up to cut the deficit and reduce the national debt. This wouldn't be what they'd like to see someone else give up, but what they would be willing to relinquish to help their country. Social Security? Medicare? Farm subsidies? Even better, members should challenge those smaller government folks. You want government to cut back on programs to combat poverty? Fine, meet and care for one family that needs a boost. Take government out of the equation by doing something."
So it made me wonder - what would each of US be willing to give up - not what we think other groups, special interest etc., should give up but as Cal says what would YOU be willing to give up and what would you personally be willing to commit to in order to "Take government out of the equation by doing something."?
I know that I cannot give up my future social security and probably not my future medicare and I guess I will have to think about what other services I use that I could give up - can't give up driving on roads for example.