ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Government Debt Ceiling 2011

Updated on August 28, 2011

Congress

Clapping for More Money!!
Clapping for More Money!! | Source

Debt Ceiling Really?

The debt ceiling is really what everyone is arguing about in DC? Really? I would think treasury would be more responsible and understand economic policy and trends well in advance of a debt ceiling having to be raised. The interest payments to certain countries is well not so important as it may be to one strategic allies. And allies can be enemies in this new world order.

If I were in DC I would be more worried about the fact I gave away 500 billion dollars to Pakistan a country that news services have reported harbored Osama Bin Laden. I think I would be a little embarrassed that I had just up and given that kind of cash away while constituents and citizens were just struggling to stay in their homes, put food on the table and find jobs. How much more has been given of the nations treasure in the name of diplomacy and when is Washington, DC going to realize they just can't spend like drunken sailors on Sabbatical? I support the troops just not when they are wasted.

The people of this country have been left to be tibetan monks in such poverty even the Dali Lama would be offended. Love the Dali Lama:)))

So while the debt ceiling argument is well entertaining it is really not an argument. Inside DC is only concerned about people inside the beltway and not the rest of us. To even claim to care for any of us is an insult to the people of this country. We know better. We just use to have hope that with all the bad politicians do, that the people's work endured. And it hasn't. 500 billion dollars is 1/28 of the debt ceiling to Pakistan. We could have knocked the debt ceiling down by not paying Pakistan. I would suggest all foreign aid be suspended until the debt ceiling is paid off. We have no business in other countries if we can't run our own.

I knew Obama was the seventh sign for the Democratic Party. I am just surprised they figured it out so fast. I have a renewed respect for Democrats that are suffering under his weight.

Debt Ceiling Crisis

Source

Foreign Aid and Missions

Do you believe all foreign aid and missions should be suspended untilt he debt ceiling is paid off and every American has a job?

See results

State vs. DOD

Economic and Foreign Aid subsidiaries have been so great during Obama's presidency I am not surprised he was elected. And I would hesitate to ever have another president with the ability to give foreign and economic aid to another country besides the one he represents.

Foreign Aid, Diplomacy and Humanitarian Missions have been the bright spot in American History but have had a very negative impact globally since 9/11. In most instances American occupational forces ie; force protection have been viewed as invasive, intrusive, unwarranted and a declaration of war. Our federal government needs to go back to a sit and wait posture to foreign aid. Eventually every country needs assistance and they always ask the USA for money. We are the bankers of the world. And it is this very behavior that has been bent and used against us in this time. I would submit respectfully, withdrawal from foreign sovereigns. Take the economic, humanitarian and diplomacy out. You would not believe how much money the USA would save by doing this one budget cut.

When state out paces DOD for funding there is a serious power struggle in DC that should have never occurred in the first place. State and DOD are very different agencies with joint tasks sometimes but very different approaches. As a matter of fact I don't believe state department officials make good DOD officials and vice versa. Cut state and DOD funding and then look at the economic horizon.

It is important that federal government reduce redundancies to be more economically efficient for the country. State and DOD have become unto themselves redundant just by fighting over funding. Get the scissors because the rest of us have felt the pain for a very long time. It is time to make cuts to those agencies.

If you really want the country to have a shared sacrifice then you will have to get all the ex-patriots off the payroll. I am not suggesting the elimination of the state department but a very very limited budget with perhaps Peace Corp volunteers. DOD's budget is going to get cut here not matter what I write I just thought that in the interest of fairness that the State Department take equal cuts to help eliminate the Debt Ceiling. State Department influence is marginalized if realized at all at this point. No one in this country should go hungry while "diplomats" prosper in other countries.

I mean if people in DC are really going to the mat over Budget then cut State and eliminate the supplemental bills that are the 800 lb gorillas in government..


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)