Thursday, July 28, 2011

The reason for this debt debacle

With this stupid debt debate going on, I've seen many tweets, blog posts and other ramblings about who's to blame for not getting it done. The thing is, they're all wrong. You really want to know who's to blame?

EVERYONE!

By that I mean it is 100% the fault of the Democrats, 100% the fault of the Republicans and 100% the fault of the President. If you are blaming only one side of this problem you are as stupid as the fools in Congress. In fact, you are part of the problem. You're supporting whichever side you're on in their obstinate, idiotic, unbending position. Everyone is running around yelling about "compromise" but their definition of compromise is for the other side to give into whatever their side wants.

The polarization of the political parties in the US is going to lead the country to ruin. If you are a supporter of the Democratic party, the Republican party or, gods help us, the Tea "party," you are the reason for this debt debacle.

1 comment:

  1. We The People are to blame for a LOT more reasons than that. Most of it boils down to our utter failure to keep a close eye on OUR EMPLOYEES in Congress.

    Mainly it has been a centuries-long failure to insist that they OBEY THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND, the Constitution! The Constitution allows the Federal government *only certain* powers, and (in the 10th Amendment) says essentially "if the Constitution doesn't say the Federal government can do something, IT CAN'T!" If the Federal government stuck to only its Constitutionally allowed powers, it would be a tiny fraction of its current size, and there would be no need to borrow money in the first place. We The People are also at fault for this expansion, as much of it is things we have either insisted on, or are being given to pander to us for our votes; at the very least, we (write large) are not objecting as we should.

    Even aside from all that, we should also be insisting that they follow the same sound fiscal practices that EVERY household or business must, such as not living beyond our means, and not borrowing too much in those events when it is actually necessary to borrow at all.

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