Written by Scott Cooper
August 16, 2011
As we speed down the super-highway towards financial Armageddon, each of us must ask ourselves, as individuals – am I a giver or am I a taker? Will I help prevent the collapse, or will I enhance it? Am I okay with my grandkids having a lesser lifestyle, paying my debt so that I don’t have to sacrifice?The fact is, if we do not stop the Ferrari speeding down this financial super-highway, it will lead to the end of our republic. We will be responsible for our republics demise.Over the course of the last several decades, government revenue has gone up consistently, as has government spending. Raising more revenue is not the solution. Individual and fiscal responsibility is. We must realize that the entitlement mentality and dependency that our government has created and forced upon us is unsustainable.Ultimately, the takers do not care about the future of our republic – and they currently are in control. They are the most vocal.Most troubling is the silence of the millions who are not yet ready to personally engage in this battle and sacrifice. By their silence, they indicate that they are on the side of the takers. Unless this changes, our republic will collapse. Are you one of the silent ones?