While both Democrats and Republicans are patting themselves on the back for this budget deal, a few of us realize just how much trouble we are really in.
This very short article on CNSnews may help put it in perspective: Debt Jumped $54.1 Billion in 8 Days Preceding Obama-Boehner Deal to Cut $38.5 Billion for Rest of Year. These “historic cuts” amount to about 5 days of spending.
The article goes on to say that the national debt has increased by $653.4 billion since the beginning of the fiscal year.
These people are clearly not trying to solve the problem; all this is simply theater to try to convince the public they are doing something.
Paul Ryan is on the right track – I hope everything he wants to do gets started soon. Before this house of cards falls down. Frankly, we may not have much time. Paul Ryan and the Tea Party are the only ones who appear to even understand the magnitude of the problem – and the consequences.
It’s like we’re in a bus with 300 million people in it, heading for a cliff at 100 mph, and the driver (our government) just taps the brakes – then gets back on the accelerator – and acts like he’s done something to save us.
The Tea Party at least has a plan that, over years, may save us from bankruptcy IF we act on it soon and IF we do not deviate from it for decades to come.
So, I have a serious question or two for any liberal / democrat / progressive who reads this – and I would really like to know the answers:
How do you liberal / democrat / progressives plan to deal with it? What is YOUR plan? What do you expect to happen? Are you intentionally trying to destroy our economy, and thus our country?
Inquiring minds want to know.