John Beckman - W4BTX HAM RADIO "A PAST TIME FOR A LIFETIME"W
I normally update this web site every Friday. But I have decided to repeat last weeks info. Why? Because it is vitally important, especially to younger people (hams or not) to know that their future and the future of their children and grandchildren is bleak. They are going to be debt slaves because of the flagrant irresponsibility of our government which is spending money the country doesn't have. America is bankrupt. And the morons we have sent to congress are enslaving future generations to pay off our enormous debt. I'm not blaming Democrats or Republicans. Both parties are equally destructive. Not to mention that elections have consequences. Stolen elections have catastrophic consequences. You must pressure Congress to STOP THEIR RECKLESS SPENDING!
I've included a link to the US Debt Clock in the Useful Links dropdown menu. Why is that important and what does it have to do with Ham Radio? Well...because it has EVERYTING to do with YOUR future. The US currently has a debt (money our country owes to bond holders around the world) that is over 28 TRILLION dollars. And if the current crop of Democrats pass the two bills they currently have in Congress the debt will top 30 trillion.
You should realize this is not some phony-baloney "paper" debt. This is the same kind of debt you may have on your home or your car. It is debt that MUST be paid back- at some time. The operative words here are "some time."
What does that mean to you personally? What are the implications for your ham radio hobby? Are you ready for the bad news? Here it is. If you are under the age of 35 you can forget Social Security or ever owning a home, a car, taking a a vacation, or buying a new multi-thousand dollar transceiver. You and your children and grandchildren WILL BE PAYING OFF THIS DEBT. There is no easy out. This debt must be paid off - and the politicians, Democrats and Republicans have fixed it so that YOU and your heirs will pay it.
I think it was Thomas Jefferson or one of the other Founders of this nation that said something like, "every generation should leave the country in better condition than they found it". Washington, DC's elites forgot that admonition long ago. I wish I could leave you with better news. And you can use your hobby to forget about it - temporarily.
But here are the hard facts. If we devoted every dollar of the US Gross Domestic Product (that is money generated by businesses and industry) to pay off this debt, it would take about a hundred years to do it. So what can you do about it? Not much for you young people. But for generations far down the road you can start electing fiscally responsible politicians to Congress. IF you do that, maybe your great, great grandchildren will have a better day.
73 from John, W4BTX until next week. Take care and stay safe