Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson says that Social Security is heading towards a $13.6 trillion deficit, which, he says, means that we will have to increase taxes or cut back benefits. What he doesn’t say is that his number crunching protocol assumes that other government expenditures will stay on their current trajectory.
I have heard this stuff before. What I would like to suggest is that Paulson go back to the drawing board and see how the numbers come out if we assume that we actually had a foreign policy that strived to foment peace and justice in the world instead of war and discord. Fat chance.
Maybe it's not really all that complicated. Perhaps it just takes a little shift in thinking and leadership. What would happen if we actually had a foreign policy that was not focused on greed and domination but rather on basic human rights in the true spirit of brotherhood?
Maybe the next President of the United States will ask the next Treasury Secretary to rerun the numbers using that as our new set of assumptions and see if makes a difference. I bet it would. http://www.gpln.com