it was a self created crisis they used to take more of our power away from us. Just like they have done with the health care reform bill, tarpp, the bailouts, ect.. the list just goes on.
The debt crisis bill did not fix anything. They agreed to not add 10 trillion to the debt in ten years, they will just add 9 trillion. That is like me telling my wife I saved us 80 grand by not buying a new sports car in the next ten years. Our law makers are not serious about fixing anything. If they were serious, it would mean taking away alot of freebies from their voters, in turn would mean less votes for them. They have no skills, being a lawmaker is all they know. They dont want to lose their jobs. It is sad.
to fix this country and make it as strong as before, we need to step away from the socialist path they are headed down, and get back on the right path of the free market. Take a look at china. They are doing great because they stepped away from a government that was not working, and started up a semi-free market. The citizens are starting to create wealth for them selves. Same with cuba.
We can not keep funding social security and medicare. It does not work. Should we look out for the elderly and the poor? Yes. But that should be something I decide to do with my money. Not something the government makes as all do. Where there is government, there will be over regulation and waste. I should be able to decide how much of my extra money goes to help whomever I feel needs it the most.
Whenever you bring this up, people get upset. They feel they deserve the social security and medicare. They get angry and don't see the bigger picture of the situation. The programs do not work, they are going to bankrupt the country. If you feel you have had too many of your freedoms taken away from you up to this point, just wait until the country goes broke.
If you feel I am picking on entitlement programs, I am not. But you need to realize they are over 40% of the budget. If you are not angry with how things are going, then you are not paying attention.