Do Not Raise the Debt Ceiling
I am getting sick and tired of the flip flopping, load of crap that keeps regurgitating itself in Washington DC regarding raising the debt ceiling.
The debt ceiling drama has been going on for decades. Whoever is in power wants to raise the ceiling and everyone else wants to stop raising it. Everyone seems to know that it is bad to keep raising it. So why don’t those in power do what they proclaimed was right when they are not in power. The truth is the truth no matter what side of the aisle you are on. It is a two headed hypocritical dragon this two party system has created.
I am also fed up with threats and scare tactics of the disaster that will occur if we do not continue to reach into the pockets of our children and go deeper and deeper into debt, enslaving their futures. We saw threats of gloom and doom if we did not pass the stimulus package. It passes and nothing got better. Anyone reading this has enough sense to know that you cannot spend and borrow your way to financial independence. Sooner or later the buck stops. It could be here or it could be there, but it will stop.
Right now the Democrats are in power and want to raise the debt ceiling. However, it is not only Democrats that want to raise the debt ceiling when they are in power. Republicans want to raise it when they are in power too. Both parties scream out against raising the ceiling or else quotes from both sides about how bad raising the debt ceiling is would not have been uttered. This is a slow dance of death for America our elected officials are playing. Please pray that they do the right thing for America and vote for what is right for America, not what is right for them or their party at the moment.
For the sake of clarity in this stagnant pile of oozing hypocrisy let’s look at the present round of Raise the Debt. President Obama now wants to raise the debt. He says that Social Security and Medicare payments may stop if we don’t increase our debt limit. A great hole will open up and the world will swallow itself.
Five years ago when Republican George Bush was in office and pleaded to raise the debt ceiling Barack Obama said this “Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
Vice President Biden and Senator Harry Reid also campaigned against raising the debt limit when Bush was in power. What changed their minds? Is not raising the debt limit a principle that the United States Government should adhere to?
Is it too much to ask of those that we elect to do what is best for America and the future of our nation? I am getting so sick of the bickering back and forth between the two major parties that I am beginning to think that the individual states of the United States would be better off without a bloated bureaucratic federal government that by all appearances and intents and purposes wants to manipulate, control and reduce to power of the people.
I think we can surmise from all of the quotes from all of the politicians from both sides of the aisles they have all agreed at some point that raising the debt ceiling is a bad idea. Maybe it is time to take action and put an end to this see sawing battle of power. Reduce the spending. Get our house in order. Unburden the states with unfunded mandates and give freedom back to the people, lest we become slaves to the government.
I sure hope they work together to get America back on track because it is most difficult to type with my fists!