This is the speech I wish the President, Government, anyone would give....
"Americans - United States of America Citizens....we are in the midst of a world-wide crisis. Countries, companies, banks, families are on the brink of absolute financial failure. We have spent funds, your funds, trying to correct our grievous errors, to slow and stop a collapse. We are unable and UNWILLING to continue to spend your children's inheritance.
Immediately we are ceasing any future bailouts. We are also cutting what the Government spends by an initial 25% across the board - ALL budgets will be immediately cut by 25%. There are also departments, programs, jobs that will cease to exist after a further examination of our expenditures.
We realize that it was the Governments involvement in private enterprises that precipitated and exacerbated this crisis. For this, we are truly sorry and regret these decisions.
We realize this course of action will be very difficult for many people - for many Americans. Americans are going to need to be more responsible for their own well being as well as the well being of those around them. They will be called to make personal sacrifices and give to those that they deem to be worthy. Charities that help the most vulnerable, women and children, the aged and the invalid, will be in dire need of help. I have full faith that the private person will continue as they have in the past, giving to those charities in such generosity, that they have given more than any other government on the face of the earth. The United States Government realizes that private service has done more and will do more than Government will ever be able to do. Families, people, if you are in need, please seek out your local church - your local charity - your local parish - your local temple.
What the Government will do is cut taxes. The income tax will immediately be revoked, never to return. Corporate tax rates will now equal the lowest rate of the industrialized countries. The United States will now implement a flat tax - a consumption tax - meaning that if you do not spend your monies, you will not pay tax. The consumption tax will be 15%. The consumption tax will not apply to items such as milk, bread, eggs - basic groceries. Those nearest the poverty level - those most at danger will in essence pay no tax. Basic necessities are exempt.
The Government will also cease their own expenditures. The taxpayer will no longer provide Congress with free travel, free money, free everything. Our wages will be cut and we will be expected to provide our own transportation and lodging. When we say we are in Public Service - our words will have meaning. We will also no longer see "Public Service" as a free life pass. States will be asked to limit terms of their Congressmen and women.
Entitlements will also taper off. We will not cease immediately due to the dependence, but will gradually end this program as well. We are Americans - we take care of our own and we provide for ourselves as well. We are a country that provides for 1/2 of the wealth of this world - we are capable - we are strong - we are smart - we are survivors - We are Americans.
States will start to play a more important roll - They will become more and more responsible to you. The Federal Government will be responsible for the Nation's protection - for interstate Commerce - for International Treaties. We will protect our borders. We will NOT cease welcoming those that would come here to join with Americas in her work, but you will not break our laws. You will enter respectfully and with the moral character we are expecting of our own Citizens. You will be able to work a trade, have higher education, immediately join our workforce.
We will be suspending our membership in the United Nations. We will also cease all payments. Our concern presently are Americans. We will also be suspending the Fed - private banks should never have had such control over our Government, the Treasury and our monetary system.
The United States Government has made errors - some willingly and some not and for those errors we beg the Citizen's forgiveness. May we find satisfaction in work, in a job well done, in integrity. There is no job beneath an American - work is its own reward for body, mind and especially spirit. May we live the noble standards on which this country was built. May we pursue life, liberty and happiness and may God once again bless America and those that love her."
Now - is that too much to ask?