While the government shutdown games continue and the left carries on with their temper tantrums, the United States is still faced with the issue of raising the debt ceiling or defaulting on our massive 17 trillion dollar debt. In all reality you can rest assured that this shutdown will be over by the time that would happen because no one is going to take the blame for defaulting. The same thing has been happening every year since President Obama was initially inaugurated in January 2009. His failure to pass a budget has led to a government shutdown scare every October since then. Even now, reports are coming from The Treasury Department warning of financial gloom and doom if we fail to raise the debt ceiling by October seventeenth. The issue comes down to scaring the public enough to get them to accept higher spending levels in order to keep our society intact and keep goods and services flowing. In a very predictable fashion Obama continues to blame republicans because a vast majority of his voters are so “uninformed” as how our government functions they don’t realize that the responsibility of passing a budget falls on the president. In fact some of his voters are so uneducated about government many of them don’t realize that the democrats controlled the house and the senate the last half of George Bush’s second term. The democrat controlled congress is responsible for the financial recession of 2008/09.
While the prospect of defaulting on our debt is worrisome, what I personally find more baffling is the number Americans who believe raising the debt ceiling will solve our problems. In order to do so we must borrow money from countries like China, who already own a massive portion of our debt and are not particularly interested in our rights as individual American citizens. Borrowing money from China is what should make Americans angry. Instead we see young Americans who are clueless about reality, (thanks to the public education system) seething at the mouth that we have people in congress like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul willing to take a stand. Instead we see people who have been so inundated with the entitlement mentality they do not care what the consequences are of continually raising the debt ceiling, or borrowing money from countries who do not share our best interests. To many people who run a house hold it goes without saying that spending more money than what you bring in will lead to financial ruin. How did the United States get to the point where so many people believe that raising the debt ceiling will solve our financial woes?
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