Who will step up for the future of this country?
Grandpa: Who will step up for the
future of our children and grandchildren???!!!
March 8, 2011
Dylan Ratigan continues his passionate plea for politicians to come to grips with the reality of our fiscal demise.
Well, record debt, a bleeding job market, two very costly wars, unsustainable health costs, just a few of the massive and rather expensive problems our country currently faces, and here, of course, is Washington's plan to deal with it.
They start by wasting a few months on a false budget debate that doesn't address the problems. now we spend another day today waiting for votes on the two partisan plans that have no chance of passage. when it's all done, we'll wind up right back at the starting line facing a government shutdown, but not facing the facts.
Neither party offering cuts that amount to anything more than a drop in the bucket. you just have to look at the numbers to see it. the house-passed gop bill cuts spending by a mere $61 billion. Remember, we have trillion-dollar problems that amounts to 4.3% of our total debt. and the only more insulting plan when it comes to cutting comes from the democrats, who offer cuts amounting to, yes, 0.4%. meantime, neither tackles the trillion-dollar problems that are sucking money out of our country.
The money as it leaves pays off a very small group of special interests, and instead of dealing with this problem, we continue to print more money to cover up the theft. so, who in washington will face the facts? Who will step up for the future of this country?