Who will pay for change?

The good news is the election is finally over. The bad news is our economic problems are not over, and will not be for some time to come. It took a long time for us to get into this mess, and no amount of campaign rhetoric promising simple or quick fixes will work in the short run.
The biggest danger now is to think government is the solution to the crisis it helped create. Simply throwing taxpayer money at the problem without accountability could bankrupt the country. And it raises the very real danger that both citizens and companies will find it easier to rely on a government bailout than on their own abilities.
The role of government should be to give a helping hand, not just a handout. Unfortunately, given the chance, some citizens will travel the easier road, taking from the system instead of contributing to it. Let’s hope the new administration motivates citizens to give more to the country than they take from it.

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