As most people have probably heard by now Sen. John Kerry said, “Well, it’s a partial wake-up call. I believe this is, without question, the Tea Party downgrade”
Sen.Kerry Calls U.S. Credit Change The “Tea Party Downgrade” |RealClearPolitics. David Alexelrod continued with the same rhetoric, as did many members of the Democratic Party, along with members of the press without any evidence to support those statements. “The fact of the matter is that this is essentially a Tea Party downgrade,” Obama adviser David
Axelrod said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”via ObamaDismisses Standard & Poor’s Downgrade, Sees New Urgency in Debt Talks – ABCNews. Vermont’s
Democratic Governor Howard Dean said, “”I think they’ve been smoking some of that tea and not just drinking it.” What ever happened to honest reporting? Why does it suddenly seem okay for the press to report whatever they want, without having any evidence whatsoever, to back up what they are saying?
Still, name-calling and playing the blame game will not solve our fiscal problems. Both sides can blame the other until the cows come home, after all we are close to re-election time, which seems to be more important than dealing with our failing economy. The need to find a scapegoat rather than take responsibility seems to remain the norm on the hill; unless of course they get caught red-handed. Let’s be clear: the tea party had nothing to do with the downgrade. The Tea Party are those American’s who share the same concerns with regard to government spending, big government, and free enterprise. People in the Tea Party believe in the country and the constitution; those rights that are disappearing at the hands of big government right before your eyes.
David Beers, who heads Standards and Poor’s, made a direct statement suggesting Washington needs to get their fiscal house in order by downgrading the United States AAA rating. The blame from the left continues and when one strategy is unsuccessful they will resort to another. But, our excessive spending over the years, by both parities, got us into this
situation. However, Mr.Obama has spent more money in his term, to date, then that of the former president. Both houses were controlled by the Democrats, and yet they failed to do anything to address this countries fiscal deficit, yet they continue to blame the Tea Party and republicans. In two and half years they had control of congress, they don’t even have a budget. The debt ceiling was raised and this president spent sixty percent of the total in less than one day. U.S.eats up most of debt limit in one day – Washington Times.
Our debt situation is the problem, that is clear, yet I can’t help but wonder why we continue to give aide to foreign countries such as China who holds the world’s second greatest economy? The United States gives for example, $275 million to China, who claims they are a developing country and yet they hold $1.2 trillion of our debt. This is tax-payer funded aid to China and they use the money on programs that have little or no impact anywhere in the world. So instead of passing the buck, taking time off, and blaming the other side perhaps this president along with congress should get together and try to come up with a sound package, like the Mack Penny Plan, to cut spending and put our country back on track.