Well friends and neighbors, this is, for me at least a very frightening time to be alive. Look at all that's happening in such a small amount of time: The middle east is being remade in many ways. Our nation is fighting for its survival. And Japan is trying to self destruct. Add into the mix the EU's monetary worries, many of which have taken a back burner due to the other crises. The fact is, things are setting up for a global melt down of the type not seen since WWII.
The scary part is, how many of those in power are willing to put everything to risk for political gain and power. I heard, last week, several Democrat Congressmen throwing around vitriol and bile like confetti at a ticker tape parade. What good does it do the nation to throw mud that you know has no place hitting those that are making an honest effort to restore our future? None. But that isn't stopping them from claiming the the Republicans are out to kill women, children, and senior citizens, anyways.
So, the Republicans got their arses handed to them on the budget crisis last week. Come to find out the multi-billion dollar deal actually panned out into a couple hundred million. Ooops. Gee, I guess that didn't work out the way they wanted. Paul Ryan has come up with a budget plan that would, over the next 10+ years, decrease the debt and finally eliminate it.
Like Rand Paul, I believe it'll be too little too late, but it's a start. The problem comes in because there's not a snowball's chance in Hell that they'll get that plan through the Senate. The political hacks are going to go berserk over it and the Senate version will be just as weak as this last budget deal. So, in short I really don't forsee us getting anything meaninful done until after the next budget starts.
In The Mailbox: 03.29.17
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