America is in a tough position at the present time, both economically and fiscally. Our economy is stuck in a slow growth mode of 2% per year, ever since the end of the recession four years ago. The unemployment rate, now 7.6%, is dropping only very slowly which means many millions of people are either unemployed or underemployed. Our national debt, now almost $17 trillion, is still growing rapidly. As interest rates increase and return to normal levels, as they may be starting to do already, just paying the interest on this enormous debt load will take an increasingly large portion of government revenues in the years ahead. At the same time entitlement spending, on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, is also increasing rapidly. It is absolutely essential for our national leaders to strongly focus on finding solutions for these escalating problems and only a few of them, but not nearly enough, are making a concerted effort to do this.
I am trying to do something about these critical and urgent problems. First of all, I challenged the incumbent Congressman for Nebraska’s Second District, Lee Terry, in the Republican Primary in May 2012, but to no avail as he was easily re-nominated and then re-elected in November 2012.
After the 2012 elections I set up a blog: https://itdoesnotaddup.com/ to address these critical national issues and to propose ways of addressing them. There are over fifty individual posts by now which go into much detail on possible actions that could be taken at the national level to make more progress on all of these matters. But I need to reach a wider audience and to create a greater sense of the eminent danger we are in if we don’t take our current situation more seriously.
I have employed a graphic designer to come up with a new and more exciting logo and website to hopefully create more visibility for what I am doing. Take a look: http://thebudgetjack.com/. I am also looking for one or more people to help out with new content for the new website. Perhaps it could be authoring a separate but related series of blog posts on these same issues. Or perhaps by contributing a new feature to the website which would never occur to me on my own.
If you have any ideas about any of these things, please let me know. I am easy to reach at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!