By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Our current national debt is more than $14.4 TRILLION dollars and your personal share is more than $246,000!
Using $40,000 as an average yearly income, this means our government has eaten through more than six years of our income. If these numbers were the only debt piled on our heads it would be bad enough, unfortunately this $246,000 is only our share of the federal debt. Depending on the state you live in, your indebtedness can be much worse.
A new report from the Institute for Truth In Accounting (IFTIA) holds some disturbing news about how deep some states have fallen into the financial hole. It states that while 49 states have balanced budget requirements either in statute or in their constitution most don’t live up to either the letter or spirit of their fiscal responsibilities.
Only Vermont has no constitutional requirement to operate on a balanced budget and it has had a decade of balanced budgets. Nevertheless, if you are tempted to think socialism means balanced books read on.
The combined indebtedness of the states is $1 TRILLION dollars! The five worst, as identified by the IFTIA, are Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii and Kentucky.
The average citizen in these states owes an additional $23,000 because of the reckless vote buying policies of legislatures and governors. At the state level all of these states have been either totally or largely run by liberal Democrats for years.
Illinois crying the “Blues”
Obama’s home state, the very deep blue Illinois is the worst financial wreck in America. Its deficit is just under $38 billion dollars placing it $10 billion deeper in debt than the largely blue New Jersey. The only reason Illinois is not over $41 billion in debt is because we the American taxpayer gave Illinois a $3 billion handout in a “stimulus” package that obviously did no good at all.
The catalog of Illinois’ woes is frightening especially for those who are trapped in its clutches with no wherewithal to escape. Apparently even death is harder if you are poor in Illinois. Illinois can now no longer pay to bury deceased public assistance recipients.
Astoundingly, the tentative plan is to let bodies pile up at the Medical Examiner’s Offices for as long as 90 days then bury them in a local Potter’s Field. The prediction here is that this will go on for about ten days before the backlog of bodies shuts down morgues throughout the state. At that point the liberals in Springfield will pass a law extorting free funerals for welfare recipients from funeral homes as a condition of doing business in Illinois. If liberals can make healthcare insurers take people with preexisting conditions why can’t they force a funeral home to bury people for free?
Liberalism is a serious mental illness.
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This day in history August 17
1998: Democrat Bill Clinton admits having had an “improper physical relationship” with Monica Lewinsky and having “misled people” about the relationship. Many schmucks smiled and said “He’s a rascal isn’t he?”
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