A House Divided: Whose to Blame For the Default Game?

Government Shutdown Arizona.JPEG-031daUnbelievable! The government shutdown is entering its third week, the Debt Deadline is one day away and the fate of our great nation’s economy hangs in the balance, yet the fools on the hill refuse to budge and continue playing their foolish political head games. The very people these talking heads represent are not happy with what is going on in Washington, they are not happy with the actions of their representatives. Granted their are plenty of people who believe their conservative representatives should continue their stand and hold the line on economic issues and perhaps rightly so, but allowing the government to continue on shutdown mode and causing the country to default is ludicrous. You can’t always get what you want.

The actions of  the Republican Party led by a handful of conservative, right wing Republicans has disrupted government and put us on verge of insolvency. Their ill conceived strategy of holding the country hostage does absolutely nothing to give our country the stability it really needs. There is nothing to be gained by their futile actions. All they’ve accomplished is making themselves look like a bunch of spoiled brats. And believe me they’ve done a great job of that! Their job approval rating is down to 11% just one point above the worst approval rating in history. I’m sure that if the shutdown continues and the fools on the hill do nothing about the debt ceiling, they will fall well below a 10% approval rating. Great job guy! Not!

It’s obvious that the Republicans hate Obamacare and often link President Obama and his healthcare plan to fascism, but then legislators also compared Franklin Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal to Nazism’ and we know how that turned out. But should their utter dislike of Obamacare be enough motivation to allow the government to shutdown and possible default? I don’t think so. Sure Republicans want it shutdown and that’s all well and good, but their tactics suck. I know that  Obamacare is not the holy grail of healthcare nor is it the answer to all of America’s healthcare woes but it’s now law. The focus should now be on working out the problems with Obamacare and making it work for America.  

Perhaps today, with their backs against the wall, right wing Republicans will see the error of their ways and reach a consensus within their party and hammer out a deal that will resolve the government closure and raise the debt ceiling. Of course we all know that when an agreement is reached it will be just another band-aid, quick fix that simply pushes our economic problems a few months into the future. Hopefully during those months a more long term solution to our economic woes can be reached but I doubt it. It’s always easier to put things off and deal with them later, it’s the American way.

Just Saying…

JS

 

 

 

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