Now I can’t say I’m the peace, love and happiness type but there is a limit to the amount of conflict I can handle. It seems the warring parties though have an endless supply of endurance for the shenanigans they let perpetuate. The sad part is that these folks were elected to represent the needs and wants of their constituents, not beat their chest and grunt for dominance. I don’t think anyone wants our AAA credit rating to suffer because Hardly and Barely can’t agree to a fair compromise.
After all the pent up aggression subsides and cooler heads prevail, I’m sure both sides will regret this game of chicken. This isn’t an event to laugh at and drink a beer to, there is skin in the game – American skin. Too bad there isn’t someone to get in the middle of this and douse both sides with a bucket of cold water. This isn’t a matter of warring tribes or countries, it’s the welfare and futures of the very people that form this union.
So from one tax payer, slow down and take a deep breathe guys/gals. I’d hate to see their reaction to a real challenge when they can’t come together on something as basic as paying the bills.
What’s your opinion Martin County?
I think that Congress might just be at an all time low. People like to focus their ire on the president but I really think people need to turn that attention to congress. They are useless. Every poll has shown what americans want. We want spending cuts and increases in revenues. I even think the tax base should be broadened but we can save that for next years debate. I live very responsibly so of course I think the government should eliminate inefficienies, but I also realize that taxes are vitally important. Especially since we’ve been at war for a decade. That’s also an issue for a later debate. I think that the tea party has demonstrated that americans can organize and they can make a difference and for that I applaud them. They have brought much needed attention to the debt but now its time to listen to the people. I think we should get the biggest deal possible and raise that limit. Lets not cause catastophy. If interest rates on houses and automobiles go up because of this mess (and they likely will), then two suffering industries take another hit. And thats just the tip of the iceburg. They need to serve the people. I know I will remember this issue at election time. Can we say “Term Limits”. Please demand term limits. Lifetime politicians with cushy benefit plans are self serving, useless drains on our country.