I am so sick of the debate over the debt ceiling. It’s all anyone has talked about for the past couple of weeks. News outlets breathlessly report that we are approaching the time limit for passing debt ceiling legislation while Tea Partiers harrass their newly elected representatives saying that raised taxes will end in their being turned out of office. It’s all rhetoric. That is until Moody’s really does downgrade the U.S. credit and we’re all totally humped. And President Obama, this appeal the middle class to ‘sacrifice’ for the sake of the Nation. You can just stuff it. I’ve sacrificed all right. I’ve paid into social security, worker’s comp and Medicare/Medicaid all my life and I’m not going to get diddly from any one of those programs. I accept that and I’ve planned for my retirement, but if you and the Congress blow this one the U.S. economy is going to spiral into freefall and once again I’ll watch my retirement savings vanish in front of my eyes.
It’s time for you people to make a deal and get real. Raise taxes. You don’t pay your bills by making less money, why on earth would you believe the U.S. can meet it’s debts without bringing in more cash? We are borrowing money now because we don’t have enough to meet our obligations. Cut spending. Stop funding wars, prisons, and programs we simply don’t need. No sacred cows. Just do it. America is tired of hearing you all rail about the debt. We want a solution, not more hot air so get in there and hash out a deal. Or I myself will make it my mission to turn you out of office. You hear me?