- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 14, 2011

If elected officials in Washington could just grasp the meaning of the word “unsustainable,” we might be able to fix things.

When the majority of Americans (and a lot of illegals) are getting some kind of government support or break and do not want to give one dollar of it up, the situation is unsustainable. We are becoming paralyzed by our debt and getting backed against a wall. The steps are clear and easy but no one seems to want to do anything. In a bold move, we must do away with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, Health and Human Services, among other agencies, and stop paying people who don’t do any work.

It does not take a genius to see that welfare programs that give people money pauperize them and remove their incentive to earn a living.

I do not believe that we can solve our problems by going down the same old road of slowly making small cuts here and there. We must take decisive action now. It is much too late for a slow, trickle-down approach.


ROSIE ROLLINS

Yellow Spring, W. Va.