cutting-money

While legislators debate the State of Louisiana’s budget, and the media criticizes the Jindal administration’s proposed cuts, the truth remains.  The State of Louisiana, politicians and pundits in particular, truly are in need of ‘higher education’.

There are only two options in a financial crisis:

  • Option #1
    • Increase income
  • Option #2
    • Cut expenditures

In our households and businesses, we either find more income or cut spending.  This is not rocket science folks, but obviously a form of ‘higher education’ our lawmakers and pundits are desperately needing to be taught.

While the ‘Louisiana Budget Parade’ of politicians, media, and special interest groups walk down the corridors of the state capitol, onlookers are wising up.  The truth is always the truth, whether we accept it or not.  They say repetition is the mother of all teachers, so here we go again:

  • Increase taxes or cut spending!
  • Increase taxes or cut spending!
  • Increase taxes or cut spending!
  • Increase taxes or cut spending!
  • Increase taxes or cut spending!

Taxpayers are not in need of more taxes.  That leaves one option:

  • Cut spending!
  • Cut spending!
  • Cut spending!
  • Cut spending!
  • Cut spending!

Our children definitely need some ‘higher education in the form of spending practices.  

There are natural and spiritual laws.  If we spend more than we make, we will go in debt.  That debt will have interest and cost you more than you can imagine.  It will cost you additional money, worry, and the need to find more income.  It’s a vicious cycle. 

Until you cut your spending, and learn to say NO, the cycle is perpetual.  In fact, the debt will be passed on for generations to come. 

We can try to ‘keep up with the Joneses or the New Yorkers’, or we can focus on our own situation, and learn some discipline.  It’s no fun.  In fact, it’s a bit painful.  Nevertheless, in the end, it’s the ‘highest education’ we can learn. 

Do not allow fear that politicians or special interest groups threaten us with daily.  Instead, understand there is only so much money to spend and you must live within your means.  If we can teach this lesson to our children, we are truly investing in the right kind of ‘higher education’ for Louisiana residents.

Until next time,

Red Stick Republican

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