Old Dog, Old Tricks

Real Talk

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” We’ve all heard that saying at some point in our lives. There is even some plausible truth to it, but it doesn’t tell a complete narrative. Honestly, maybe new tricks are overrated. Sometimes the old tricks are the best tricks. When discussing government spending, maybe old tricks are the answer.

Look…Democrats can’t even spell “fiscal responsibility”, much less adhere to it. They will spend $5 billion to create a job that generates $5 thousand. That’s why they never worry about being responsible with taxpayer money.

Republicans, these days, aren’t doing much better. They used to be the party that spoke truth to it. Now, with the exception of a few individuals, they are almost just as bad as their opposition.

Most Americans forced to live with a certain set of rules when it comes to spending, the main one being: you can’t spend what you don’t have, and you can’t borrow what you don’t have the ability to pay back. At what point did we stop holding our government to this same principle? At what point do we collectively say “enough is enough”?

Fiscal responsibility should not be a partisan issue. No one actually likes paying more taxes. If someone tells you that they do, they’re either a liar or a fool. In fact, America does better when taxes are lower. If we continue down this path of unchecked government spending, however, this will all change.

We have to start having the conversation again about reining in government spending. If the Democrats refuse to do it, and if Republicans no longer have the testicular fortitude to tackle it, then maybe, just maybe, we start looking to someone else.

This is where I come in. As an Independent Conservative, I hold no allegiance to failed partisan politics. I plan on using those time tested old tricks that everyone else has forgotten about. Simple things, such as introducing “clean bills”, eliminating wasteful spending on regulations put in place by unelected bureaucrats, and ending the practice of continued enormous borrowing against future generations, will just be the start.

Sometimes it is necessary to go old school.