Right now I am so angry at what the right is trying to do to this country that I simply feel like screaming. What are they really all about? That's what I'd like to know.
The answer for this 'manufactured' debt ceiling crisis, if they want to be honest, is to pass a new budget and not use the device of a spending limit. They are, as usual, putting attention on one thing to avoid responsibility for their choices.
What we are seeing now in the Congress and among their supporters is like the family who go into a department store, buy a lot of stuff and then say they will only pay part of it. That is responsibility?
Balance the budget if people want that, but do it with the budget, not this dishonest and very un-conservative method. I have so little respect right now for the right wing that it is hard to believe. I didn't think it could go lower but it has. I didn't think they could seem more stupid and cruel but they have.
They passed all these budgets, agreed to all the spending, all the projects, with plenty of pork for their own districts (check out if Ron Paul on that). If they want to change that, do it honestly by an up front new budget where they can be on record for voting to end spending for this or that project. Is that too much to ask for from Republicans?
One more thing-- the right has gone out of their way to lower taxes on the rich (part of why they now say we have a crisis). They want to cut SS, Medicare and any program for the poor or middle which would end even public education if some get their way. Has it occurred to any of them what that means for individual spending and businesses?
When the rich get a tax cut, they frankly don't increase their spending as they already have all they want. This happens with people even up the economic chain. When you already can buy all you want, what does the tax cut do for you? It has you putting it in the bank or increasing your stock market investments most probably.
The poor or those on SS get a cut on what is available and they already were spending all they had. Now they won't have as much and there go more businesses into failure. These people in the tea part either don't have a clue or truly do want to destroy our economy and this country. If they destroy it, kill the goose who laid those golden eggs, how long do they think it will work for them? Or is this all about wanting a nation of serfs with the only jobs those that serve their masters?
Yes, some social programs have been abused. Fine. Fix them. Don't go at it like a spoiled child. Act like an adult. They say this is like us with our home budgets. Well in my home budget, I pay for what I bought!