Let me breakdown how I see the situation with the national debt, taxes, bailouts and how it will result in.
The banks and major corporations around the world were involved in risky and questionable investments, and as a result lost a lot of money. Now they come to the government to bail them out to soak in the losses.
But wait, what were these bailouts used for? Definitely not for job creation or improving infrastructure; instead they paid themselves masses bonuses.
Now, the government has a bigger national debt which means larger interest payments. But, the rest of the population on the bottom, are losing jobs, reduced income and racking up more debt just to stay alive. Since the government now has less tax revenue coming in, they need to find new ways to squeeze out more money from the people.
So while we struggle financially, we are not faced with more taxes, fees, etc.
So the question I certainly want to ask is that, when will people open their eyes to the reality? Why are we paying for the mistakes of the greedy corporations and banks?
So looking ahead, how will our life look when we are faced with higher taxes? Are we ready to cut down on our consumption and debt? Are we going to be forced to choose between gas for the car to go to work and food to eat?
Are we going to downsize our life now or face the inevitable when it is too late?