Friday, October 18, 2013

"I will not renegotiate"

       The struggles between Democrats and Republicans, President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Obama and Congress, Congress and Senate, Democrats and the Tea Party, Republicans and the Tea Party all have turned into major daily headlines in the US media. Congress barely forms an agreement on time as the deadline stood just a couple days away. The good news, the US has not fallen off the great financial cliff, at least not yet. On the negative side at least 850,000 federal workers temporary lost their jobs, some federal parks and recreation centers temporarily closed down, and some reliable government aid programs became less generous.
       But what lies ahead for America? Those who read and follow American politics knows the battle is far from other. The government receives a status quo spending bill through January 15 of next year. Its $16.7 trillion borrowing limit is suspended until February. In other words see you all back on February 2015 for Congress, both parties, special party groups, President Obama et al to go at each other again.
       When talking to people about the budget, the disagreements, and battles between our elected leaders one can immediately tell that a lot of Americans either don't understand the current budget status of our country or are so highly in love with their political party or leaders that they just could care less. America's finances are in huge trouble. The mentioning of a $16.7 trillion debt alone should create "oh my" bug eye stares from listeners, but strangely one can hardly notice any concerns from listeners. Some folks even shrug their shoulders or yawn. Maybe that is the main reason why our country is in such huge financial debt. Maybe some of our elected leaders have the same level of concern except they are careful not to express such feelings in front of the cameras.
       Unfortunately, many US citizens get the majority of their facts about the budget mess, who is wrong and who is right, whose fault it is from the media. The media is the worse place to retrieve the facts behind who is and who is not right because the media is incredibly biased. According to ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and friends everything about the budget debt is the GOP's fault and President Obama is the poor chap being offended for just trying to do his job. When one reads deeper into the United States history involving the US budget one will discover that it has climbed steadily for the past hundred plus years. Voting to increase the budget limit when the country has run out of money is comparable to us everyday working people calling up master card, asking them to grant us another $10,000 loan even when we know that we already maxed out on our past five cards and don't make enough currently to pay off any of those. The American government is experiencing the exact same problematic scenario except it is a million plus times worse. But just like us and our families at some point someone in Congress has to have the courage to face the criticism from the other party, other members of Congress, President, and yes even some of their own party members to stand up and say HEY, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PAY FOR ALL OF THIS! Who is going to pay for all of these bills especially when many American citizens are out of work, jobs continue to flow overseas, and much of America jobs' work scale has decreased? Where is the money going to come from?
       But alas the media has an easy job. They simply stick a sexy face in front of viewers write a nice script while showing an entertaining film. Actors, film writers, entertainers, whom are already secured with millions plus the trust of their audience show their support and disproval of certain political members. That is their way of telling people who to support, who to vote. It is time for people to think for themselves. Devote some time reading about American political history involving who is and who is not related to some of America's current financial mess. Know the information for yourself. Don't allow Whoopi or some Liberal talk show to tell you what to do.
       Like government like people; America, most of America are living off of borrowed finances. Many people are a job loss here, an accident there away from falling off their own financial cliff. I know that some people do not believe it but America, yes this great country of ours is not too far off from falling off their own financial cliff. This country needs to find ways to stop spending so much money. America needs some serious budget cuts. And yes that will hurt some people. It will mean that some of the things we all enjoy as Americans will have to go away. That means that some of us may receive a little less education. That means that some of will receive a little less medical care. That means that some of us will have to try harder to find jobs. Most of us will have to learn to live on smaller budgets. Most of us will have to learn to work together to share food and ideas instead of cornering ourselves within our heavy walls while waiting for governmental assistance.
       There are many Americans receiving governmental assistance who can get up and work if they wanted to. Many governmental programs are a waste of time and money. A lot of governmental functions and services can be done by many of our neighborhood churches and non profit organizations who are in greater position to serve us better since they reside in our blocks and are in a better position to know what are true needs are.
       The same organizations and people that much of the Liberal party attack everyday, the churches, Christians, religious organizations like the Boy Scouts are the same people, groups whom if given a chance can serve many of the uneducated youths, homeless, drug addicts, domestic violence victims, etc. much better than the government can and with much less money. Every problem in life cannot simply be solved by money. Many of life's problem takes much love and heart in order to be defeated. America has to find this out before digging itself into greater ditches. Both government and individuals must look inside their heart and pocketbook to know and divide what is and what is not really needed. Place the blame and responsibilities for your financial woes on yourselves. Stop looking toward the government to solve all of your problems and don't always rely upon popular media to feed you all your life essential information.