THERE IS A VITAL PLACE FOR GOVERNMENT AT THE LOCAL, STATE, and FEDERAL LEVEL. So do not presuppose that I desire to do away with useful and beneficial government services (of course you have to prove they are useful and beneficial).
However, I wonder what would happen in a community if an entire department ran out of money and was no longer able to operate. Would there be people rioting on the streets? Would there be relentless sickness and disease? Would choas ensue and Armageddon come to the front lines in the United States of America?
My hypothesis is that NO – we would actually be okay. Yes, there may be some confusion and frustration based off of our expectations about how things may work, but I think that the community would pull together and we would find a way to make sure that whatever “service” was being provided would be taken care of in another way. Or perhaps we would find out that the service was not at all important and a waste of our taxpayer money.
As localities, states, and arguably the federal government run out of money (if I run out of money for my small business, I have to either work harder or close shop – there are nights that I have went hungry because I paid my phone bill instead of going to the grocery store), it is going to be up to us, WE THE PEOPLE, to take charge. Personally, I am not scared of this, because I have worked and scraped for everything that I have and will continue to do such to make sure that I survive. Others, may not feel or do the same – regardless – I think that we should be working on solutions to how to keep economies going and thriving regardless of these trying economic times.
So here is the test, as this is happening as we speak. We look forward to updating you in 6 months after we are able to watch the effects of such a scenario.