You are being robbed! Floridians are being robbed!
Imagine somebody has opened a no-limit credit account in your name without your permission. People you don’t know are allowed to use your credit for things you don’t want, they don’t have to tell you where the money went, and you’re on the hook for the debt. You may think this is crazy and could never happen to you, but you would be wrong. The United States federal government has and continues to use you and every other citizen as collateral.
According to US Debt Clock, the current Federal debt is over $30.5 trillion. The gross domestic product (GDP) is only $24 trillion. That is a debt-to-GDP ratio of almost 124%. The best budget “experts” on the federal government’s payroll cannot even balance a budget. The interest alone on this debt is about $438.6 billion – the 5th largest item of the federal budget. The debt interest costs more than all of the following: Commerce and Housing Credit; Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services; General Government; and Veterans Benefits and Services.
The population of the United States is about 333 million, and simple division puts the debt per citizen at about $92,000. According to the IRS, there were 167,915,264 individual tax filers in 2021. CNBC reported that the percentage of tax filers receiving complete tax relief and full refunds was between 57% and 61%. That means that the weight of the Federal debt falls on the remaining 68.8 million people, which comes to $444,000 per taxpayer!
“There is proof that our money has literally been spent on booze, drugs, and hookers. In 2009, the National Institutes of Health made headlines when it was discovered it had spent $2.6 million on a federally approved study to find out how to get prostitutes in China to cut their alcohol consumption. And, in 2013… the government spent almost $1.3 million on alcohol. A government audit recently discovered that half of all purchases on government credit cards included personal mortgage payments, gambling at Vegas casinos, lingerie, XBoxes and Playstations, jewelry, Internet dating services and high-dollar luxury vacations.” -Daniel Miller, Author of TEXIT: Why And How Texas Will Leave The Union
These ever-increasing numbers should particularly anger Floridians. Florida has consistently been among a dozen States that has historically paid more into the federal system than they receive.
“Our income and our labors are taxed and redistributed to those who won’t work, to inefficient and corrupt governmental agencies, to programs that might violate our faith, and to morally despicable foreign governments―of which many hate us despite the money we give them.”– Dave Thomas Roberts, Author and Entrepreneur
If this pattern continues, there will be inevitable civil unrest that will result from millions of unemployed or disgruntled dependents unable to feed themselves. Since the federal government refuse to do anything about it, the only option for Florida to avoid this doom is to divorce the United States.
It is logical to assume that negotiating Florida’s responsibility for its portion of that Federal debt upon separation will be a complex and contentious negotiation. Many different scenarios could happen – from having to pay all of Florida’s share to paying none of it. However, regardless of how the existing debt is settled, a free Florida will no longer be a part of the unlimited debt accumulation of the United States.
If you are ready to get the federal government out of your wallet and your life, get involved. Show your support for an independent Florida by doing any or all of the following: donating, becoming a member, volunteering to help or contacting your state legislators.
*The above article contains an excerpt from an article written by Christina Zuehl of TNM