Saturday, August 21, 2010
How to Be a Hobo, just in case.
I took great interest in an article that I read this morning over at "The Art of Manliness", which describes the best ways to keep yourself respectable, while living as a hobo. I suppose there is some sort of romantic notion about the hobo life that would make one think being broke would turn you into Errol Flynn or something. Being broke is just that, broke.
Today, due to unchecked government spending, the United States is over $13 Trillion Dollars in debt to foreign countries. That's $44,000 for every man, woman and child in the country (or in real terms $88,000 for every tax payer) There is nothing sexy or romantic about that.
The spending habits of this government are doing nothing short of enslaving this generation, and the next, economically.
We no longer have a choice. Survival of the USA means leadership that will stop the spending, reduce the size of government, and make decisions that will be difficult but necessary. The government is still pretending that the USA is the fat cat on the block. The Congress continues to spend like a drunken sailor and us into the poor house.
Being a hobo isn't sexy, but it might be what's in store for all of us.