You voted for the dunces in the White House and Congress. You voted for incompetence at the highest levels in government.
You have a Senate who has not, by law, passed a budget for over 4 years. You have an occupant of the White House who has not gotten a vote for his budgets by either party and has now is late, by law, for presenting a budget.
And now you have a Congress who will vote today to kick the debt ceiling legislation down the road until May 19th.
Benjamin Franklin once said:
“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”
The tax issues were put off continually for nearly one and one-half years until past the deadline of December 31. There are NO excuses for a government who spends much of its time campaigning for their next election while treading political water passing legislation that costs more taxpayer money, solves nothing and generally has political ties to big lobby’s.
Taxpayers should demand a balanced budget amendment and the debt ceiling negotiations should be used to that end. Because Congress over two administrations have put the United States on an unsustainable path by spending recklessly it will take at least 10 years to balance the budget.
Conservative leaders outside of government have signed a letter urging the 10-year path to a balanced budget. However, although Democrats are blocking balanced budget talks both parties got America to the debt crisis, no question about it.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) took up an idea promoted by these Conservative leaders but we’ll have to wait and see if the erstwhile and often gutless Speaker will push hard and stand fast to arrive at a balanced budget agreement. They pledged to produce a path to balance—a balanced budget in 10 years.
To pass a balanced budget one must have a budget and it’s up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to get this done.
10-years is the typical window for Congressional budgets but the reforms must be specifically spelled out and they must be more than mere promises that never get done. There must be huge spending cuts, entitlement reforms including Social Security and Medicare.
The House has passed budgets in the past so now it’s up to the Senate and Obama to show some leadership. Good luck with that, Obama feels he has the upper hand, he is emboldened, Congress has a 15% approval rating which will be used to say they are obstructing the administration from accomplishing its Progressive goals. (Keep in mind that Progressive is code for radical Socialism.)
This may be the last chance for America to wake up and make demands of Washington. Don’t hold your breath while waiting for results and leadership to suddenly appear. Obama intends to get what he wants and John Boehner has a propensity to fold like a cheap suit.
If we get more of the same and Obama gets what he wants than its game, set, match for the US economy and the Constitution.
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