Several years ago my wife and I decided we would like to get out of debt. We took the Dave Ramsey course and one of the actions was to cut up our credit cards. We found out that if we had to pay cash for groceries at the big box stores, we spent about 50% less. In our nation's time of fiscal incompetency I've tried to come up with some innovation that would help us get back on track. I did previously write about a technology that would save 30% on fuel economy. I have a number of other technologies that would assist in that area and other areas that currently cost us an arm and a leg.
One of the books that I read as part of Ramsey's course was The Richest Man Who Ever Lived by Steven K. Scott. It's about Solomon. We have great abundance in the U.S. so why are we so BROKE? This quote from Proverbs 26:16 might be the answer. "The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.."
When you get to the bottom of the soup dish quit eating. We should try to spend CASH for a change. We throw around numbers like TRILLION like it was chump change. If we had to actually count it out, the spending would drop precipitously. We might also want to start teaching math again in grammar school. Many of our politicians can't count to a Trillion. Our children deserve better.