Go On, Shut The Government Down!
If you have been paying attention, you know that there is a crisis in our government right now that everyone in there acknowledges.
Our government (and our country) is facing three immediate crises that overshadow just about everything else: Obamacare, the deficit, and the debt.
Obamacare is getting the most attention right now because it is being sold as a choice between either funding it or shutting down the government. At first glance, it looks like the Republicans will take a beating on this because the messages that the public is hearing from the media are the wrong ones.
I believe that shutting the government down is a very real and even needed possibility, but it needs a little more public warning and education. So this is probably not the best time, but a few months from now could work.
The immediate crisis at hand is that our government will soon reach the debt limit, i.e. the amount of money that it can borrow to keep running. It is already 17 trillion dollars in debt, and it wants to raise that limit so that by the time Obama leaves office (if he lasts his full term), our country will be over 20 trillion dollars in debt.
Does anybody see a problem here?
And so, because even those who want to keep spending more money than there is know that something is wrong with this, they are doing several things that they don’t want you to know about.