Executive Summary: The best solutions to America’s economic woes and political gridlock won’t be found in the nation’s capitol. We must return to our roots, where family, neighbors, church and community provided shelter from financial storms and health crises. The road to fiscal redemption begins at your doorstep.
There are all manner of proposals, schemes, social engineering programs and wishful thinking being weighed as possible government responses to the seemingly unsolvable financial problems our nation faces.
Our economy wobbles on the edge of a second recession.
Unemployment refuses to yield despite trillions of dollars of taxpayer-funded stimulus.
The words default and U.S. debt – once unthinkable in the same sentence – now harmonize with alarming regularity and require an Atlas-like effort to keep hoisting our nation’s debt ceiling higher and higher.
As for the government programs designed to safeguard the health and financial security of our senior citizens, they have been unmasked as Ponzi schemes so massive that Bernie Madoff’s multi-billion dollar Wall Street fraud is really but a drop in the bucket by comparison.
To whom do we turn to lead us out of this mess? The President? The leaders of the House and Senate?