To the editor:
If you’re going to compare our government’s budget to a household, then Uncle Fox is blowing smoke. Yes, he hates Uncle Obama. But however Uncle Obama wants to spend the family’s money, we’re not broke. Some of us are overextended. Some of us have lost their jobs. But most of us are working, and many of us are doing very well by comparison with folks in other families in the neighborhood.
The only relevant question in this time of lowered public revenues is what those of us who do have discretionary income are going to do with it. Are we going to buy a new iPad or decide whether to make the second car a Corolla or a Camry or instead kick in a little more for the public education fund or add a few extra bucks to the envelope going around for cousin Sally who’s going to retire.
I’m personally getting a little tired of Papa Brownback, the current patriarch of Kansas. This “no money for pictures on the walls” schtick is wearing thin. Do the rest of us who don’t share this stingy vision of the world have a say in this family or not? I say we put someone in charge who will ask for a little more from those of us who can afford it. Educating our kids so they can tell the difference between us and those poor folks in Greece might even be worth more to me in the long run than upgrading my Smartphone. But the main thing is, I liked things better when we were all in this together and we knew how good we had it.
I say it’s time for a family meeting.