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Debt Ceiling Reduction Commitees are Green Lighted
Debt Reduction Committess Green Lighted
It would seem that the debt reduction committees will be green lighted as part of the Washington DC compromise. This means that Washington DC will have to hire DC outsiders with absolutely no political aspirations to complete the job in which Congress could not do itself
Again I would love this job.
But we have to ask ourselves is Washington really working when they have to appoint an outside committee to reduce the debt? How has DC fixed itself when they have to appoint a committee to reduce the debt? How many committees does DC appoint that they ignore the reccommendations? And if Congress ignores the debt reduction committees reccomendations then defense and social security take an automatic hit. So Congress has created a trigger where defense and social security is cut by simply ignoring debt reduction committee. And Congress has turfed their liability for reducing the debt to this committe but in all reality there is a hair trigger to reduce entitlements by voting up and down. Upon a vote down entitlements and defense gets cut.
And DC is still not willing to tax the rich. The rich pay about 18% taxes which is the rate the poorest people in the country pay. How can Congress not tax the wealthy and claim to represent the American People? Is it because Congress is wealthy and they don't wish to pay taxes?
How is Congress doing their job when they have to appoint an outside committee and pay them to reduce the debt? It isn't actually Congress doing their job it is Congress out sourcing thier liability to cut benefits to the poorest people in the country when they have given themselves a 325 million dollar raise this year. Where was Congresses or even the Tea Party Movement Members fiscal conservation when they voted to give themselves a raise?
Has Congress ever considerd if they made certain everyone had a job then social security and medicaire would be solvent. The true crisis in these programs is caused by the exceptionally high unemployment in this country. Unemploy people who have never seen the job creation of the Bush Tax cuts for the last decade and therefore continuing tax cuts to create jobs when it hasn't for the last decade is completely illogical.
And how can anyone say there is equality in the cuts to the domestic budget and defense spending when defense has had a huge budget for the last decade while domestic programs have been cut to nothing. Unilateral cuts to defense and increases to domestic programs would only represent equality.
Sadly, all of Washigton is playing a palor game with all of America. They keep speaking about the time limits regardingt he debt ceiling and are tring to scare Americans ot accpet the debt ceiling raises by the time line instead of seriously looking at what the government is cutting and who they are hurting with these cuts. It is the old bait and switch. What is obvious is that Congress is really harming the people of this country once again. And we as a country will not tolerate more cuts to anything when Congress has been on a spending spree like drunken sailors at a brothel and it is all parties spending like this. Tea Party Members included who gave themselves a 5% raise this year. Throw all of the Bums out. They are tricking the people of the United States government but cutting into domestic programs and lowering the quality of the People's lives when they themeselves are millionaires who are refusin to pay taxes to the country which they serve.
Shame on all of Congress!! We understand that subsantatively the debt ceiling bill is going to be horrific for all the people of the country and you have just claimed bipartisanship and bickering and threatened to default to scare us into accepting a less than kosher piece of legislation that will harm our weakest citizens while Congress lives large. Shame on everyone in Congress and throw the bums out into the street. Let them live under the debt ceiling budget cuts for several years. Let Congress live with the reality of there terrible leadership. Let Congress live like monks impoverished for the rest of their lives like the rest of us.
If Congress thinks the Tea Party is mad and they are a force for reform. They haven't even begun to reap their karma from this debt ceiling debacle and the subsequent domestic cuts. What Washington DC wants so desperately, change, is about to wash over them like a tidal wave. True change is on its way because the USA people know that the debt ceiling deal is horrific for all of the people of this country. Congress waited until the last minute so they could slip a gross unpalatable bill through which will harm all the people of this country without organized opposition from anyone. And as such, all the bums in DC need to be jailed.
The message needs to be sent. The next time Congress considers cutting anything they need to start with their own salaries let alone not give themselves a raise. To me, Congress giving itself a raise means there really isn't a debt problem and Congress isn't really willing to share the ordeal.