Of course, I am not finished. Let's talk about this shutdown and debt ceiling.
These fiscally responsible Pubs are causing our debt to get more expensive.
In 2011, the US was downgraded because we went to the brink.
Now, an hour ago:
"With the federal government on the brink of a default, a House Republican effort to end the shutdown and extend the Treasury’s borrowing authority collapsed Tuesday night as a major credit agency warned that the United States was on the verge of a costly ratings downgrade."
Granted, the tea baggers have a point about making the government more efficient, but I fear they want to radically do away with government instead of slowly slimming it down. They'd rather dafult based on their theories that default would be no big deal.
But people buy our debt based on the strength of our economy, and their faith and credit that we will resolve our issues.
Once you go to default, not only will it kill our economy and cause US panic, it will cause worldwide panic.
Also, it will hasten the fall of the dollar -- and the world will move to another currency -- our interest rates will increase and our ability to dominate the financial world will crumble.
And we owe it all to a GOP leadership that cowers over 60-80 radical Congressmen and their cohorts in crime like the Koch Brothers. If the economy fails, the Koch Brothers will not suffer, neither will the 1%, and neither will these extremist politicians -- they don't have to worry about re-election - they've gerrymandered the districts to have a "let them eat cake" attitude. Pitiful.
It is small business, upper middle, middle, lower upper, the poor, the downtrodden, the hungry -- you name it, who will suffer. It will raise the deficit. Because guess what happens when the economy craters -- more people go on welfare.
Thanks, radical right and the cowards of the GOP Leadership for bringing us to the brink.
I suggest you raise the limit, open up the Gov't and negotiate with other leaders on an even bargaining basis.