Aftermath of the Shutdown Storyon October 17th, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Goodlatte, Griffith and Hurt all voted against the compromise. 2014 is almost here so you can see the establishment folks trying to toughen up their resumes.
Unless the GOP can find a way to get their message out better, they will never win with a media slanted 100% in favor of the Democrats as this story clearly illustrates. Not that 41 stories blaming the GOP and zero stories blaming the Democrats is slanted or anything…
Nothing has been fixed, nothing has been resolved, and we will find ourselves a trillion dollars more in debt in February with the same set of systemic problems we had before this “calamity” was avoided. I have been asked how to fix the issues…it isn’t hard to figure out….but very difficult to implement.
You have to make real changes to entitlement programs that eat up over half of the budget every year. As the baby boomers keep retiring this is going to inevitably send Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare into default. The simplest short term fix is delaying benefits a few years. But if we are going to make good on the promises millions of American’s are depending on, we have to address those issues now. Denying there is a problem and kicking the can down the road is dooming these programs to destruction.
You drastically cut spending, including military spending. It has to be done in a way that keeps vital military assets in place, but the waste in the Pentagon is legendary.
You audit the Federal Reserve and find out what is happening to our currency before it collapses.
Stop Obamacare’s rollout which will make all of the problems above even worse. Find less invasive ways to deal with people who can’t afford medical care, versus destroying medical care for the middle class.
Bottom line is that if you have borrow a trillion dollars every year to keep the Federal budget from imploding, you have a problem that eventually will destroy your nation’s economy. And nothing has been done to fix that…nothing. And despite the glee emanating from the media and Democrats today…the same problems persist. But we all know that the 2014 elections are much more important to both parties than actually fixing these issues.
If the two rules of American politics are get elected and stay elected…that just doesn’t leave any time for saving the country.