The budget / jobs issues plaguing DC and the US, the Standard & Poor's double standard downgrade of the US debt and the vile coming from all sources (including a VP that would willing label American's exercising their freedoms as "terrorists") is something the average person is scratching their collective heads about.
The downgrade was a stupid political move by a group of people who have drifted so far from where they are supposed to be. Not only did Standard & Poor's contribute to the problematic US (and world, at this point) economy by rating institutions that were dealing in derivatives that made no sense, they issued their downgrade on the basis of political and not monetary reasons. It was a ridiculous and confusing move. Ridiculous because they know the US will never default because they can just print more dollars (if needed, of course, because the the inflationary effect). Confusing because the market is full of day and amateur traders who don't understand what it all meant.
The bile that comes from the mouths of liberals and Democrats is most disturbing because it is Americans defaming Americans for little more than a difference in ideology or political opinion, and it is despicable. Pelosi has done it, Biden has done it and nearly every Democrat in office has devolved to using such hateful and powerful words as "terrorist", and blaming horrible acts on common political practices.
But beyond that is the unfathomable curiosity as to the "WHY" of it all. Anyone with common sense can look at the problem and come up with the general solution. Stop spending and borrowing money. Put into place a mechanism to keep the situation from happening again. It is simple. The "Cut, Cap and Balance" legislation did just that. Why could not the Democrats in Congress and the demagogue in the White House accept the principle and then argue the details? Why did they just have to refuse to even consider it? Because they don't want to. Not because it is "bad for America." Not because they think it is the wrong way to go. But because it would make sense, fix the problem and make them ACCOUNTABLE.
The last thing that President Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and every Democrat out there wants is to held accountable.
They want to instill fear. They want to tear this country apart so they can put it back together into something that little resembles the America the founders envisioned, the America that immigrants have held onto for hope and the America that you and I know and love so dear. And they want to continue their deceptions on everything from the budget issues to jobs creation. Just so you know, the only jobs the government can create is government, public sector, non-producing jobs. These are jobs that do nothing to increase the productivity of America. Jobs that shouldn't even exist in the first place, since there is so much duplication and redundancy in government departments already. Government can only create an ENVIRONMENT for jobs. But they will never do this if they kewep hosing around with their plans.
Every time they do something like Obamacare, they create confusion and apprehension in the business community. Every time they use class warfare statements in their speeches and policies, they hinder the business community from moving forward. With every sweep of the "tax the rich" commentary, they sweep future jobs right out the door. Government regulations and taxes are one thing. But burdensome regulations and OVER taxing the people who already pay the most taxes, is too much.
You can agree or disagree with me. Just ask yourself why the President and the Democrats had no plan but would oppose a plan that makes sense? Why they would continue to cause fear among seniors with lies, fear among business leaders with threats of even more regulation and taxes? Why would they say they don't care about not being in office yet press their re-election agenda even into their legislation and leading?
But it is okay if you disagree with me. It only matters that I get you, even some of you, to open your eyes and think for yourselves rather than continue to just take their rhetoric as gospel. Because, heck, this is just me, Thinking Out Loud.
Have a great day.