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The Great Debate- What the %@#$ !?

Updated on July 26, 2011
We need a hero
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What's the Deal?

Here in the U.S. Our leaders (read elected officials, read employees) have a problem (read the US citizens have a problem). They can't agree on how to raise the debt ceiling. Raising the debt ceiling has been raised before. In fact it has been done 72 times, 10 times in the last 10 years alone! Up to now it has been a routine procedure. Suddenly it has become a big deal! It's about all we here in the States and most of the world hears about these days. Why?

What is it?

First, for those of us who don't know, the debt ceiling is the amount the U.S. can borrow. It is set by our congress. When our Gov. spends too much we just borrow ( after our credit is AAA) like many of it's citizens. Unlike a citizen though when our government reaches it's limit as set by law (read congress) they simply raise the limit and go on their merry way happily spending the tax payers (read citizens) money on important things like war, and entitlements. Most of the time the average citizen never even hears about it. So what's different now?

They are laughing at us

Look At them laugh
Look At them laugh | Source

The Real Issue

Simply put it's politics (read the usual problem)! You see in the last few years a lot of our “leaders” have lost their cushy jobs (though not necessarily their cushy salaries). It seems the American people have learned they have a say in all this government stuff. The “silent majority” has suddenly found it's voice!

Running Scared

This has politicians running scared! Gone are the days of "politics as usual". Big brother is being watched! The boss is here! Thier cushy jobs are in danger (though not thier cushy wages)! The voter has rediscovered the power to fire these yo yos.

Ulterior Motive

Of course it's more than that. It seems one party (no finger pointing) has misinterpreted the purpose of the American vote and see this as a chance to build their own ranks while tearing down the opposition.

WE will be heard.
WE will be heard. | Source

Back to the Debate

O.K. Back to the debate. Here's the deal. If we don't raise the debt ceiling we can't borrow enough to pay for the money we already borrowed. This means we will be in 'default'. I'm sure many a U.S. citizen can relate to this. If we go into default and we lose our AAA credit rating. This causes the rest of the world to lose confidence in the U.S dollar. Since we are the largest consumer market there is , loss of confidence in our ability to spend leads to worldwide economic decline. This is considered catastrophic and could lead to world wide economic depression ( read recession in the U.S.)! Now certain people (again no finger pointing) in Washing D.C (read fiasco) know this. They are using this information to make the opposition look inapt. After all they're keeping their promise to their voters while the other side is selfishly clinging to their agenda of spend, spend, spend. Of course everyone knows they are going to raise the debt ceiling ( noon wants to be responsible for worldwide economic depression) but both sides are so concerned with making themselves look good to their voters, they don't care if they scare and worry the rest of us half to death. So now a routine thing has become a major crises! This makes me mad as hell and it should make the rest of us voters mad as well! We are tired of this “politics as usual” B.S. And we really would like to see something actually get done! Most bosses would fire these yo yos on the spot and our time will come soon enough!

B.S. ?

Let's Take Action

So what do we do in the mean time? We call, email, visit in person (read demonstrate, peacefully) and send letters to these jerk offs and tell them to get on with business! We contact them every way, every minute until they do what we hired them to do. We keep the pressure on! We remind them who the boss is around here. We get involved!

Call 'Em

Contact your representatives
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Sparks Will Fly

sparks will fly
sparks will fly | Source

Do Something

This is your notice D.C. Either “do it” or get off the pot! We're sick and tired of the games! We need jobs. We need to stop letting our boys die for someone else. We need a balanced budget. We need tax reform (read “get your hand out of our pockets). We need our nations good name back. These are just a few of the things we hired you to do and by G... you better start doing it!

Ger 'Er Done

Anyway that's my pinion, what's yours? Together we can do what our leaders seem unwilling to do- we can “get 'er done”! It's time the American citizen stopped being a spectator and became 'leaders' our selves.

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    • caretakerray profile imageAUTHOR

      Ray Van Hoff 

      7 years ago from Michigan U.S.A.


      I too am aware of "certain agendas" with respect to our country. Due diligence is moer important now than ever.

      thanx for commenting :)

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      I won't mention any names, but the most powerful man in the country has had months to put forth any kind of proposal to stop spending the country into bankruptcy and zero proposals have been made. Oh, a vague proposal was made that we will cut unspecified spending in the future but where and how and when left to the imagination. Solid proposals have been made on the other side but all flat rejected. There may be more to this than meets the eye, my friend. There are people who want to see the United States in a mortal crisis because they hate America and what it stands for. They long for revolution to fundamentally transform America into something completely different than it is or has been. Crisis has always been the favored time for radicals to take over.

    • caretakerray profile imageAUTHOR

      Ray Van Hoff 

      7 years ago from Michigan U.S.A.


      I'm so sorry to hear of your financial plight. So many of us are in the same boat, yet the very people who can help it are playing silly games! You make some very good points in your comment and I couldn't agree with you more!

      PS, thanx for the vote.

    • caretakerray profile imageAUTHOR

      Ray Van Hoff 

      7 years ago from Michigan U.S.A.


      Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed it.

    • kateperez profile image


      7 years ago from pasadena, tx

      I am broke, yet I manage to pay my bills every month. I make less than minimum wage, thank you very much, **and** I'm in doctoral school, so it seems I'm really in financial tank.

      However, I do not deserve to have my neighbor's hard earned money pay for my problems. They are not the problems of my neighbors.

      If the USA were to stop this nonsense (read the government) and pay the Americans, stop stealing more and more money from the Americans to pay off foreign countries that don't even like us, then the economy would not come to a screeching halt without the raise in the credit limit. It would become prosperous again, people would find jobs or be able to start up their businesses.

      The world will not implode if the USA decides to stop being irresponsible. The world should just get their noses out of our business. The USA is America's business, not England, Germany, China, Ethiopia. it is my business and it is your business (if you're American that is).

      The rest of the world is older than the USA. Why haven't they gotten their acts together? After all, they expect *US* to.

      This is a very good hub and I'm voting it up.

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      Phoebe Pike 

      7 years ago

      I love your title, it fits your hub really well and it catches the eye.


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