I always say that I think I write better when I am upset. That may or may not be true, but since we have had a Republican led House of Representatives, our socialist President hasn’t been able to forward any of his outrageous agenda. Therefore, I haven’t really been motivated to rant on the blog.
Finally, both parties did something to make me mad yesterday.
When you go to different political websites, you will see articles hailing the averted government shutdown. How can any taxpayer be happy with a $38.5 billion reduction in spending? I know I am not. That amount of money may sound like a lot, but the Republican leadership promised a $100 billion cut this year. I guess I am only 38.5% happy with them. $38.5 billion is a drop in the bucket when you realize that in the last seven days, the Federal deficit rose by $54.1 billion. So the Republican party is patting themselves on the back for a yearly savings that was wiped out in less than 5 days. I guess we get screwed the other 360.
As for those silly Democrats, they are the reason we were in this situation of continuing resolutions and last minute deals to avoid the alleged government shutdown. Remember that only about 30% of the government stops working on a shutdown. The critical public safety areas continue, and so does Congress, lucky us. You probably haven’t heard this on our state sponsored media outlets, but Congress last year, with a Democrat Senate, Democrat House, and a Democrat (or Socialist) President, neglected to pass a budget. Talk about a spineless bunch. They just kept spending money and raising the debt ceiling without passing a budget. Wouldn’t it be great to run your life like that, a total lack of fiscal discipline.
Our national debt is now at $14,273,028,684,212.22. Your share of the debt is $45,988. That is outrageous. We have to tell both parties that they need to stop overspending. We are going to collapse under the weight of this debt.