We start another week with Washington at a stand still concerning the debt limit negotiations between the two parties. Interestingly on Sundays talk shows both sides talked about what they want to do. Speaker Boehner still wants a plan that holds the lines of the “Cap, Cut and Balance Act” that wasn’t ever put on the floor of the Senate for a vote. Treasury Secretary Geithner believes we are on the right path creating jobs, building the economy and spending dollars needed to keep the country prosperous.
The challenge ahead is not which side gets what they want in these discussions, the challenge ahead is which side gets a sound fiscal policy that will rebuild our nation by cutting the out of control spending and reining in the fraud and waste that created this monstrosity of a debt which is bankrupting our nation and eroding the quality of life for every citizen in the nation.
With a 14.5 trillion dollar national debt hanging over each taxpaying citizen along with 115 trillion dollars in unfunded mandates, which by the way our Congress have no plans in place to pay any of the debt down. Their plans each year are to spend more so they can give those special interest groups what they want just so they can get re-elected.
Mind you not all individuals in Washington or across the nation are all about their re-elections or personal agendas, some actually want to do what is right for America. Recently several members have shown were they stand as they attempt to work for the people who elected them and do what is right for the nation and not just their political careers.
Our time-table is a short one if we are to remain the greatest nation in the World. What our elected officials need to be working on is simple, the message is clear, “Stop spending what you don’t have!” Release a budget that is balanced with no new debt attached to it.
Our Congress, those the American People elected to work for them are in Congress now for over 815 days without passing a budget. Do you know of any business that can operate without having a budget in place as they strive to maintain a viable business? Not one comes to mind as business CEO’s realize in order to make money there has to be more revenue than expenses, as a matter of fact a 14-year-old can grasp that concept.
So, Congress roll up your sleeves and continue to work together to finally do what is right for the country you took an oath to abide by the Constitution to protect and serve. The American People expect no less.