Make Budgets Great Again
America thrives when government is limited. And this week proves it.
President Trump and his budget point man, Mick Mulvaney (SC, 93%), proposed their budget for the Government this week – one of their targets was Meals on Wheels.
In less than a day, Meals on Wheels received a 500% more volunteers and more than 50x in donations (source).
No one can know why these helpers chose now to come help. Do they believe in MoW’s mission? Are they just political opponents to Trump? Just happened to coincide with budget news?
What’s encouraging is that when the need of others was communicated, Americans responded.
Government does not help people – it only takes, compels, and chooses.
How many bureaucrats grieve with us at funerals? What government program makes weddings memorable? Which politician sits with the homeless when there are no cameras?
Balancing the budget, for too long, has been an over-romanticized political objective where math lovers put an annual hope in promise-makers that keep failing. Now, leaders in Washington are actually using sharp knives to cut the pork.
Politicians distract us from bigger Government by showing us slivers of good. Who doesn’t want to help needy senior citizens? Who doesn’t want to help single moms? Who is against better schools for the inner-city?
All of these straw-man arguments are predicated on the idea that supporters of Government programs care more than those who don’t.
America is in a civil war for her soul: help others with People or Government?
Leaders should be willing to brave fake outrage at cutting government programs because Americans are tired of being guilted into dangerous and bad math.
Just remember, you live in a country where the default reaction to less government spending is more volunteering and people helping people. This week proved that.
God bless America because Government can’t.