- Politics and Social Issues
The Great Debate- What the %@#$ !?
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Sparks Will Fly
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.